Global Employer Engagement Regional Contacts


Alane De Luca:

Asia, the Middle East, Canada, Central & South America, United Kingdom & Ireland

As Director of Global Employer Engagement, Alane is responsible for lead generation and partnership development in Asia, the Middle East, North (Canada) and South America, United Kingdom, and Ireland.  Alane supports the London, Toronto, and Vancouver campuses along with establishing new global co-op opportunities through collaboration with Northeastern’s vast international network.  Alane’s passion for global experiential learning began when she was a volunteer in the United States Peace Corps and stationed in rural Senegal, where she worked alongside NGOs and international organizations throughout Western Africa.  Upon returning to the states, she assumed a position funded by USAID focusing on initiatives set forth by the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation and administered at Northeastern.  She has also directed global and experiential learning programs at Merrimack College, Salem State University, Suffolk University Law School, and Saint Anselm College.  Alane holds an M.Ed. from Northeastern University and a B.A. from The College of the Holy Cross.  She resides in North Andover and has two children both enrolled in the D’Amore McKim School of Business at Northeastern.



Aspa Papanastasiou:

Africa, Australia, Europe, and New Zealand

As the Associate Director of Global Employer Relations, Aspa is cultivating Northeastern’s global partnerships with employers, universities, and other entities and contributes to the experiential education opportunities available to students.  With a focus in Europe, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand, she has established numerous collaborations with high ranking educational institutions, multinational companies, and startups. Her career spans over 25 years of business development and strategic engagement in the fields of higher education and social services.  Aspa’s passion is to create synergies between highly talented teams and work across traditional silos and geographic boundaries. Aspa is a graduate of the American College of Greece and holds a Master of Science in Human Resource Development from Suffolk University.


Danai Vleta:

As the Global Co-op Ambassador Danai supports the team with outreach to international employers, co-facilitates Career Studio info sessions and workshops educating students on global co-op experiences. Her passion is marketing and she has been leading the global co-op social media campaign.  Danai is a student at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland and she will be part of the Northeastern team for a year.