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Paul Francis
Director of Global Outreach
McGinley 205A
(718) 817-4506

Paul Francis became the director of Global Outreach (GO!) in 2006. During his time as director, the program has moved out from under the wing of Campus Ministry to become an autonomous office under the auspices of the Office of Mission and Ministry. 

Paul is a graduate of Providence College and holds two masters degrees from Fordham. After college, Paul worked as a Jesuit Volunteer, serving at Project Lazarus, which is a home for people with AIDS in New Orleans , LA. 

Through his experiences in New Orleans , Paul came to a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of faith, action, and awareness. He has made a conscious effort to infuse this interconnectedness into his personal and professional lives.



Emily Wilant, MA
Coordinator of Global Outreach
Rose Hill
McGinley 205E
(718) 817-0883
Emily Wilant is a 2008 graduate of Fordham's Gabelli School of Business where she studied Business Economics and was in certificate programs for both Peace and Justice Studies and American Catholic Studies.  While in undergrad, she was a team member on the GO! Nashville project her junior year and led the GO! Glenmary project her senior year.  Outside the gates of Fordham, Emily tutored with the Epiphany After-School program as well as the Rosedale Center for Girls.  Emily's informative coursework and transformative experiences outside the classroom informed her life after Fordham.     

After graduating, Emily entered the Peace Corps where she was placed in Moldova as a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) volunteer.  Upon her return to the States, Emily signed on for a year-long AmeriCorps volunteer program with Heifer International Learning Center at Heifer Ranch in Perryville, Arkansas, where she facilitated outdoor experiential education programs for high school, college, and corporate groups. 

Emily completed her masters degree in International Political Economy and Development (IPED) through Fordham's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) and currently resides as a Resident Minister in Martyrs Court.


Stephen McGowan, MSW
Coordinator of Global Outreach
Lincoln Center
Lowenstein 217C
(212) 636-6269

Stephen McGowan is a 2010 graduate of Fordham's College of Liberal Studies where he received a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. In 2014, he completed a masters degree in Social Work at Fordham’s Graduate School of Social Service.

During his tenure as an undergraduate student, Stephen was a member of the ’06-’07 El Salvador, ’07-’08 Nashville, and ’08-’09 Mexico teams. Stephen also served as a member of the GO! Board from ’07-’09 and in his final semester led the ’09-’10 New York City project. Since graduation Stephen has worked for Global Outreach as Assistant Coordinator, chaperoned the Guatemala, Detroit and Ghana projects, and has recently taken on the role of Coordinator at Lincoln Center. 

“There is no way for me to honestly say what my best experience with Global Outreach has been. Through all of it, from the retreats to the fundraisers, and from the long days of volunteering to the powerful late night reflections, I can probably pick outa thousand moments thatwill be imprinted in my mind forever. What I have learned is that these projects change people, and to now be working to give other students that opportunity is exactly what I want to be doing at this point in my life.”

If you are interested in becoming involved in GO! or would like to stop by to chat, his door is always open (LL217)!



Christine Johnsen
Administrator of Global Outreach
McGinley 205E
(718) 817-4344
Christine Johnsen is the newest addition to the Global Outreach staff. She is a 2011 graduate of Fordham College at Rose Hill and a native of Long Island. 

As a student, Christine participated in the Glenmary project and then served as the project leader the following year. She also served as the team leader for the India project. Upon graduation, Christine returned to India to work with the Missionaries of Charity. 

Christine works part time in the Global Outreach office where she provides logistical support to the GO teams at Rose Hill and Lincoln Center. 

She also coaches a high school soccer team!

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