About Rian

About Rian

Although our main office is located in Boston, Massachusetts, we do have a small remote office in Ireland to help promote our Center and engage with University students as well as recent graduates who are thinking of participating in this life-changing experience!

Here’s how to reach us:

US phone number:  (617) 542-7654

Irish phone number:  +44 0787-400-3325

Email:  J1IWT@riancenter.org

Please note that our working hours are 9AM-9PM (Irish Time)


What Makes Rian J-1 Different?

Rian will get to know you on an individual level.

Rian offers J-1 Exchange Visitors the opportunity to connect with our Resource & Support Team for any support you may need while in the States.

Our Manager of Intern Placements, Adelina Harvey (aharvey@riancenter.org), is available to support you throughout your internship search process and connect you with Rian’s network of employers across the country.

Rian J-1 Staff

Jude Clarke (he/him/his) is the LEP Program Director at Rian Immigrant Center. He is passionate about helping J1 Exchange Visitors achieve their dreams. Jude likes rock music and attending concerts. He is also sports crazy and spends much of his time either playing sports or helping his son Ben play them.

Nora Grow (she/her/hers) is the Program and Communications Manager for the Learning Exchange Program. She is excited about assisting J-1 Exchange Visitors embark on an exciting moment in their lives. Outside of work, Nora is passionate about art, community, and spending time outside.

Phil Kirschner (he/him/his) is the Manager of Intern Placements for Rian’s Learning Exchange Program. Phil has worked with nonprofits in the health, education and economic development sectors. He served in the Peace Corps working to build and create new local organizations in remote communities. Phil is passionate about culturally immersive travel experiences and has spent time living and working in Tanzania, Australia and Botswana. During his off time, Phil enjoys cooking food from around the world and spending time with his friends and family.

Allison Fry (she/her/hers) is the Learning Exchange Programs Program Associate. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Allison comes to the Rian Center following work with Boston’s Center for Educational Documentation as a Foreign Credential Evaluator. As the granddaughter of an Irish immigrant, Allison’s passions and interests lie in American and Anglo-Irish relations, education with an international emphasis, and women’s rights history in both the United States and Ireland. She graduated from Emmanuel College in Boston with her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a focus on Western European Politics and Culture and Women’s Rights. Outside of research, she has a great love for international travel, baseball (both Cleveland and Boston!), and her two Labrador retrievers, Finnegan and Stella.