DeVaria has experience in many different areas of higher education; admissions/recruitment, alumni services, education, technical support and academic advising since 2002. During her childhood, her parents called her "Dee" which is what most of her family, friends and colleagues also call her. She has worked directly in international student services for 8 years and currently serves as Director of International Student Services and Programs at the University of Louisiana Monroe located in Monroe, LA (Northeast Louisiana Region).
Within NAFSA, Dee serves as the Louisiana Liaison for Region III. She enjoys connecting with other international professionals. Dee regularly contributes to the NAFSA Network either by answering questions or posting questions to learn more about the ever evolving and fluid field of international education.
Dee is an Ed.D. candidate with a concentration in student development and personnel services. She is a newlywed and enjoys gardening, all things cricut designing and absolutely loves her rescue puppy, Kayenne.