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The University of Connecticut enters into a number of partnerships with institutions of higher education abroad. These partnerships generally revolve around particular projects, however, some have a broader directive laying the foundation for focused future activities. Our office facilitates these partnerships through the development of specialized agreements—tailored to programmatic needs—and, when necessary, processes for implementation.

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Zahra Ali
Director
E-mail: zahra.ali@uconn.edu
Phone: +1 860.486.5184

Zahra became the Director of the Global Partnerships & Communications office—now Global Partnerships & Outreach—in March 2015. She joined UConn in August 2013 as Global Partnerships & Communications Coordinator after six years of service at New York University. She holds a B.Sc. in International Business from the University of Rhode Island (2006) and an M.Sc. in Global Affairs from New York University (2012).

Zahra works in collaboration with faculty, key university administrators and partners around the world to advance UConn’s global initiatives. She oversees data collection and reporting on global endeavors for dissemination to senior administration, donors, government officials, and the broader community. Her team coordinates outreach events, promotes engagement in global networks, and supports Global Affairs’ units with website management. Zahra also serves on the Norian Armenian Programs Committee and is Global Affairs' representative on the University's Diversity Council.

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Christina Wong
Program Assistant II
E-mail: christina.wong@uconn.edu
Phone: +1 860.486.4112

Christina joined the UConn Global Affairs' team in January 2017, relocating from Los Angeles, California. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from University of California, Los Angeles (2012), and an M.Sc. in Homeland Security from San Diego State University (2015). Christina has a diverse work history from which she has gained knowledge in international organizations, media marketing, data analytics, human resources, and office administration. Prior to joining UConn, Christina was working in Vienna, Austria at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime where she obtained experience in the operations of global organizations. She provides support to the Global Partnerships & Outreach unit with partnership agreements, database management and websites.