Christina Quartararo


Christina Quartararo has been working with international students and programs as a teacher and administrator since 2003 and at St. John’s since 2011. In her current role as Assistant Provost for Global Initiatives, she serves as the institution’s senior international officer. In this capacity, she oversees the University’s sites abroad and the Office of International Education, which houses study abroad, intensive English programs, the International Student and Scholar Services Office, and international visiting and exchange student programs. 

In addition, she works with colleagues throughout St. John’s to envision and administer comprehensive internationalization efforts, and with universities worldwide to create sustainable partnerships. Ms. Quartararo’s work also includes advocacy at the local and federal levels for international education policy. 

In earlier roles at St. John’s, Ms. Quartararo was responsible for oversight of the English Language Institute, short-term programs for international visitors, and government- and grant-funded international programs, including those  funded by the US Department of State for Fulbright Program grantees. Prior to St. John’s, she taught in and administered English as a Second Language programs at several area institutions.  

Ms. Quartararo holds a B.A. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from Stony Brook University, State University of New York; an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Queens College, City University of New York; and a graduate certificate in International Education Management and Leadership from the University at Albany, State University of New York. She is currently enrolled in a doctoral program in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, with a concentration in Global Studies in Education, at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.