About Us


Chris KjonaasChris Kjonaas

As the Director for International Engagement in the Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement (DAESA), Chris' role includes campus-wide assessment of student learning outcomes from study abroad, faculty-led program development for the Weber Honors College, and outreach about study abroad programs and scholarships to SDSU students.

Chris’ undergraduate international experiences in Japan, Guatemala, and Venezuela, motivated her to return to Venezuela on a Fulbright research grant to study Ecology, and then earn a Master’s in International Education from the SIT Graduate Institute. Since then, she has worked in the International Education field as an on-site program coordinator, a study abroad advisor, and a regionally-based representative for an international education organization. In 2009, she was awarded a Rotary World Peace Fellowship, for which she completed a second Master’s in International Relations in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and fieldwork in Northern Ireland. She has led groups of SDSU students to Mexico, Finland, Costa Rica, Bali, and Japan. In addition to traveling, she is an avid cyclist, musician, and foreign language enthusiast.

Isabelle PhotoIsabelle Amon
Graduate Assistant

Isabelle Amon is the Graduate Assistant for Division of Academic Engagement & Student Achievement (DAESA). Isabelle is available on a walk-in basis for students of the Compact Scholars Program and Weber Honors College to answer questions about study abroad scholarships and searching for study abroad programs that will fulfill study abroad requirements.  

Isabelle has studied abroad twice - once as a high school student in Marseille, France and again as an undergraduate in Lyon, France. An avid traveler, she has visited four continents and 21 countries (so far). She began her career in international education as a peer advisor at UC San Diego, where she studied as an undergraduate. Isabelle is continuing her education with a Masters in Postsecondary Educational Leadership with a Specialization in Student Affairs here at San Diego State.