Assistant Director of International Student Services
Nick Battiste has a strong passion for helping international students achieve their academic goals in the U.S. He has recently moved back to the Albany area from Washington, D.C., where he was a Foreign Student Advisor for the Fulbright Scholarship Program, advising students from over 50 countries studying in Undergraduate and Graduate programs in the U.S. Prior to this, Nick spent time working with other U.S. Department of State cultural exchange programs such as the: Gilman Scholarship, Boren Fellowship, and EducationUSA. He has traveled to over 25 countries and has worked with students in Copenhagen, Denmark and Cochabamba, Bolivia. He is originally from the Albany area, where he earned a Master’s in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s in Education.
Assistant Director of International Recruitment and Admissions
A native of Japan, Miki came to the U.S. to pursue her Master’s degree in Comparative and International Development Education at the University of Minnesota. After graduation, she worked as an academic advisor to diverse students from refugee and immigrant families. She also worked in Kenya in adult education programs and established income-generation projects in collaboration with a local NGO, Department of Adult Education, and Ministry of Culture and Social Services.
Miki “lives” international education in her tri-lingual/tri-cultural family (Japanese, Czech, and American).
In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities – hiking, camping, swimming, and cross-country ski. She is also an avid yoga practitioner.
She is very excited to be part of students’ educational and cultural journeys at St. Rose and is looking forward to seeing students from around the world blossom into their own uniqueness and beauty in the “garden of St. Rose.”