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Meet the Team

Meet the Team


Ryan McLawhon, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Academic Services

Location: Doha, Qatar

Dr. McLawhon's offices support students through academic advising, international programs, scholarships and tuition coordination, student life, student conduct, athletics, and other student support efforts. Dr. McLawhon also oversees the campus’ institutional effectiveness and SACSCOC accreditation efforts. Dr. McLawhon is a proud member of the fighting Texas Aggie class of 2003 and has a master’s and doctoral degree in education.

Prior to joining Texas A&M at Qatar, Dr. McLawhon was the director for the Office of Institutional Assessment at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

Miguel Angel Treviño, Director

Location: Doha, Qatar

Miguel is the Director in the Department and oversees numerous student experience areas that include University Athletics, student conduct, the 12th Man, Aggie Life 101: New Student Orientation, and numerous other student programs offered by the University. A first generation college graduate, he earned his master’s degree in higher education from William James College in Boston, Massachusetts and undergraduate degree in philosophy from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

A native of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas (Mexico), he has been working with The Texas A&M University System for more than 10 years and joined the Qatar campus in 2018. Prior to joining the TAMUQ team, Miguel worked at Texas A&M International University where he was involved in creating numerous initiatives, leadership programs, and other student engagement opportunities. Trevino has presented at numerous U.S. and international conferences with an emphasis on student retention and leadership development. He is a member of various university committees and has co-taught study abroad programs in Ireland and Italy.

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Megan Higginbotham, Assistant Director for the Qatar Student Experience Office

Location: College Station, Texas (USA)

Megan supports the Qatar Student Experience Office (QSEO) by focusing on student mobility to and from the College Station campus and managing day-to-day operations. Megan graduated in 2009 with a degree in Biomedical Sciences from Texas A&M University and received her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies from Virginia Tech. She recently completed her PhD in Educational Administration at Texas A&M and enjoys research focused in religion/spirituality, power-based personal violence response, and retention.

Megan has worked on higher education campuses for over 10 years with experiences in student activities, orientation programs, and case management. Megan spends her time volunteering in the community, watching Aggie Athletics, and traveling with family and friends.



Sabina Uzakova, Manager for Leadership and Student Engagement

Location: Doha, Qatar

Sabina, a native of the Kyrgyz Republic, is a program coordinator for student engagement at Texas A&M University at Qatar. She completed her undergraduate studies in English Language and Education in the Kyrgyz Republic as well as in the U.S. She also gained a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration and Student Development from Kent State University in the U.S.   

Sabina's work experience encompasses administering international student and scholar exchange programs, overseeing community empowerment initiatives and conducting student development work at universities in the U.S., Japan, Afghanistan and now Qatar. Her additional professional interests include environmental sustainability, disabled children’s education and human rights.

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Stephanie Y. Martinez, Program Coordinator for Aggies Abroad and Student Services

Location: Doha, Qatar

Stephanie has been a part of The Texas A&M University System family for a number of years and even served as a Student Regent in 2016-2017 while she was a graduate student. She has had numerous experiences inside and outside of higher education, but was most recently the Student Success Coordinator for Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas (USA).

In her role at TAMUQ, Stephanie is responsible for coordinating and overseeing international programs and our growing athletics program. She will responsible for our Aggies Abroad program, including study abroad, the Texas Summer Research Experience (formerly REU) and the Aggie Service-Learning Experience (ASLE), while also working with our Qatar Student Experience Office at main campus to increase the number of students that participate in our various exchange programs.

Janan Sweis, International Student Services and Visitors Manager

Location: Doha, Qatar

Janan is originally from Jordan but moved to Qatar 16 years ago. She has been working for Texas A&M University and the Department of Student Affairs for 10 years. Janan’s background is in graphic design however she now focuses on International Student Immigration and Aggie Ring as well as wellness programs and initiatives.

Janan loves music, dancing, and she is a Zumba instructor.

Consuelo L. Guzman, Program Coordinator for Student Experiences and Support

Location: Doha, Qatar

Connie graduated from Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) in Laredo, Texas. Her career in higher education began at TAMIU and has consisted of supporting the individual success of students in their collegiate endeavors. Connie has worked as an Intake Advisor for the College of Education at TAMIU, where she oversaw the successful completion of requirements by students that were entering a teaching certification program. Later, she served as a case manager for the Student Emergency Assistance program, where students were directly assisted in the absence of basic needs. Most recently she was the Activities and Engagement Coordinator, where she advised student leaders in the coordination and execution of programing events for varying populations of students.

In her role at TAMUQ, Connie manages the Texas Summer Research Exchange program with the QSEO, the Undergraduate Research Scholars program in Qatar and provides other student support functions in the areas of student travel, university athletics initiatives, and student housing. Connie will also serve as a student advocate while enhancing the overall goals and initiatives of the Department of Student Affairs.   

Neeha Rashid, Program Coordinator for Student Engagement and Multiversity Programming

Location: Doha, Qatar

Neeha completed her undergraduate studies in Media Industries and Technology from Northwestern University in Qatar where she headed multiple student organizations, was President of Studio 20Q and served as a research assistant.

Her work at TAMUQ centers around student engagement, focusing on student organizations and multiversity initiatives around Education City. In the past, Neeha has worked with other Education City universities focusing on their internal and external marketing strategies.

A filmmaker and artist at heart, Neeha has directed a short film in Qatar called Musafir and runs a business venture in her spare time.

Carly Oldag, Program Coordinator I for the Qatar Student Experience Office (QSEO)

Location: College Station, Texas (USA)

Carly helps the Qatar Student Experience Office (QSEO) to coordinate the planning, development, and implementation of student programming between the College Station and Qatar campuses.

She is a first-generation college student, graduating with dual undergraduate degrees in Poultry Science and Agricultural Leadership & Development from Texas A&M University in 2023. Carly’s global experiences in higher education include studying in Italy and working in Greece, igniting her passion to empower students through the transformative experience of international learning.

Ghaleb Abu Al-Shabab, International Student Advisor

Location: Doha, Qatar

Ghaleb is Palestinian but was born in Qatar and has spent all his life here. Ghaleb joined the Texas A&M University at Qatar team nine years ago and has been working in the Department of Student Affairs for eight years. Ghaleb is currently responsible for student immunization records, new student immigration, and manages administrative work for the department.


Steve Wilson, Psychologist

Steve is a psychologist who has worked primarily with college students for the past 25 years. He has worked for Texas A&M University since 1998 — 13 years on the main campus and the past six years here in Doha. On main campus, he spent 12 years as the Coordinator of Biofeedback Services utilizing primarily cognitive-behavioral methods to treat individuals with anxiety disorders.

For 10 years, Steve was the Clinical Coordinator for the universities after-hours hotline. For three years, he was an adjunct faculty member with the Counseling Psychology Department at Texas A&M University providing practicum supervision for advanced doctoral students through the Brazos Valley Rape Crisis Center. For the five years before moving to Doha, he also had a part-time private practice.

He has taught the following courses: Psychopathology, Psychological Tests and Measures, Behavioral Statistics and Career Development. His treatment specialties are anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders and working with individuals in crisis.