George Washington University, Class of 2008
Master of Arts, International Education
Indiana University, Class of 2002
Bachelor of Arts, Spanish with Certificate in Latin American Studies
Home: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Favorite Book: The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstien
Favorite Food: I am a big foodie, but I would say any Indian or Ethiopian is my favorite
Favorite Place: I have traveled to over 20 countries, so it is hard to pick. But, Samaipata, Bolivia - a quaint, mountain town where I spent many relaxing weekends- is one that is very fond to me.
Hobbies: Anything to do with food, cooking, walks and hikes
Favorite Quote: "The rapprochement of peoples is only possible when differences of culture and outlook are respected and appreciated rather than feared and condemned, when the common bond of human dignity is recognized as the essential bond for a peaceful world." (J. William Fulbright- my inspiration)
What's your favorite part about working at OIS ?
To meet so many international students and learn about their cultures.
Participation in campus committees, such as Homecoming, Student Experience Council, Wellness Initiative Focus team and International Week (Chair)
Awards + Distinctions
Student Support Award, given by EMU Holman Success Center, March 2010
Women of Excellence, 2009
Nominated for 2009 Gold Medallion Award, Best New Employee
MAIE(Michigan Association of International Educators)
Team representative for International Student and Scholars Services(ISSS)
NAFSA: Association of International Educators