Contact GEO

Our Team

The Global Engagement Office is located on the lower level in California Hall. If you wish to visit us in person, please call or email us at first to make an appointment. 


Lauren Beilin

Global Engagement Specialist

Lauren joined the Global Engagement Office in 2016. Lauren has worked previously in the Study Abroad Office at George Washington University, the Office of Global Initiatives at the University of Maryland Smith School of Business, and at the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). Lauren has lived and worked in both Barcelona, Spain and Santiago, Chile. Lauren holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Sociology and Spanish and a Masters of Arts in International Education from the SIT Graduate Institute.

Ashley McDonald

Global Engagement Specialist

Ashley joined the Global Engagement Office in 2016. Ashley holds a B.A. in Anthropology and Art History from the University of Arizona and an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from The University of Texas at Austin. She has eight years of experience working in international and university education. Before coming to Berkeley, Ashley worked in the University of Texas, Austin's International Office as a Program Coordinator. Ashley lived and worked in Shanghai, China for three years, studied abroad in Italy, and has traveled to over thirty countries. 

Inderjit Takhar

Global Engagement Assistant

Inderjit (Inder) joined the Global Engagement Office in 2018.  Inder holds a B.A in International Relations and Political Science from the University of California, San Diego. While working toward his B.A he studied abroad at the London School of Economic and Political Science. Inder has worked for both national and international non-profits, including the Sikh Foundation International and Team Uplifting Punjab. He is currently working toward completing his M.A in International Relation from San Francisco State University.

Mailing Address

Global Engagement Office
UC Berkeley
200 California Hall, #1500
Berkeley, CA 94720

For all general inquiries please email us at

Lauren Beilin

Ashley McDonald