Allie Oberoi has been named assistant director for global safety and risk management in the Global Education Office.  

Oberoi will be in charge of assessing and mitigating risk for university activities that involve overseas travel. She also will play a key role in coordinating communication regarding global safety and will direct emergency response for university-supported activities abroad.

In this minute-and-a-half video, Oberoi explains how she can help Hokies prepare for travel abroad:

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In her previous role as executive officer for the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, Oberoi provided both recruiting and organizational support. Oberoi represented the corps on several university committees, including the Sexual Violence Prevention Council and the Dean of Students Care Team.

An officer in the Virginia Army National Guard, Oberoi commands 128 soldiers in the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team based in Staunton.

“More university employees and students are traveling internationally. My goal in this position is to ensure that every individual feels adequately prepared and supported during their time abroad,” Oberoi said.

She received her bachelor’s degree in sociology with a focus in crime and deviance from Virginia Tech and graduated from the Corps of Cadets. She also has a master’s degree in human resources and an organizational leadership certificate from Brandman University in Irvine, California.

Oberoi replaces Randy Penson, who left Virginia Tech for a position at the University of Texas at Austin.

The Global Education Office, part of Outreach and International Affairs, supports more than 1,400 students a year in pursuing study abroad opportunities and collaborates with faculty in delivering experiential learning opportunities around the world.

Written by Rebecca Poutasse, a senior majoring in multimedia journalism