University of Iowa Study Abroad

Study Abroad Advisor & Program Coordinator
  • Advised for French-speaking countries in Europe and the Americas; shipboard education
  • Led outreach efforts including:
    • event planning and promotion
    • maintaining contact with third-party providers
    • working with graphic designer to develop printed materials
  • Supervised the work of student outreach assistants

Iowa City, Iowa, USA


Miami University Office of International Education

Study Abroad Advisor
Study Abroad Counselor
  • Increased study abroad participation from 30% to 44% in a six-year period
  • Advised study abroad students on program options
  • Coordinated outbound exchange programs
  • Developed and offered international events, presentations and programs
  • Served as liaison with academic units on curriculum integration efforts
  • Developed and led orientation and re-entry activities including academic course, re-entry discussions and career workshops
  • Created, maintained and distributed information resources and promotional publications, including office website, study abroad newsletter, printed materials and social media such as Twitter and Facebook

Oxford, Ohio, USA


University of Michigan Overseas Opportunities Office

Peer Advisor and Webmaster
  • Advised students on opportunities to study, volunteer and work abroad
  • Organized and participated in panel discussions and workshops on education abroad
  • Maintained office website and created the SECUSSA-WIVA site for work, internships and volunteering abroad

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA


European-American Center for International Education

Web Development Intern
  • Developed organizational plan for company intranet to improve internal communication
  • Redesigned company websites based on usability studies

Pontlevoy, France


Bentley Historical Library

Student Assistant
  • Office tasks including: reception, filing, mailing, office organization, data entry, photocopying, digital editing and archival processing

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA


Albion College Center for International Education

International Student Orientation, Advising and Registration Leader
  • Introduced new international students to Albion College campus and United States academic culture

Albion, Michigan, USA



University of Michigan

Master of Science in Information (Human-Computer Interaction)
  • Central curriculum focused on information management and user-centered design
  • Elective courses included marketing, management, information services and reference librarianship

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA


Albion College

Bachelor of Arts (French)
  • A broad liberal arts curriculum including humanities, science, social science and fine arts

Albion, Michigan, USA


Université de Grenoble - Centre Universitaire d’Études Françaises

Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française (DALF)
  • French language university entrance diploma, roughly equivalent to TOEFL

Grenoble, France



Miami University

Instructor: IDS 156 (Study Abroad Re-Entry)
  • Created lesson plans, led classroom discussion and graded students’ work

Oxford, Ohio, USA

spring 2010
spring 2011

Lycée Valéry Larbaud

English Language Teaching Assistant
  • Created and led lessons and activities to encourage high school students to use conversational English and learn about American culture
  • Worked with students in pre-professional programs including hospitality, health, optometry and sales
  • Selected by the French Ministry of Education

Cusset, France

fall 2002
spring 2003


  • Poster: Coursework to Enhance Study Abroad Learning and Development. NAFSA Annual Conference (Houston, TX), 2012
  • Mid-Career Professionals: Where Are They Now?. NAFSA Region VI Conference (Louisville, KY), 2011
  • Study Abroad. Ohio Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers Conference (Columbus, OH), 2011
  • Maximizing Study Abroad: Preparation and Re-Entry Coursework for Study Abroad Students. NAFSA Ohio Drive-In Conference (Columbus, OH), 2011
  • International Student Advising 'For Dummies'. NAFSA Region VI Conference (Indianapolis, IN), 2010
  • Social Media and the International Office. NAFSA Ohio Drive-In Conference (Columbus, OH), 2010
  • Study Abroad in a Transparent World. NAFSA Annual Conference (Los Angeles, CA), 2009

Leadership and Service

  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators - Member, 2005-2013
  • Miami University Unclassified Personnel Advisory Council - Networking Chair, 2008-2011
  • Miami University Student Affairs Committee - Presidential Appointee, 2006-09
  • University of Michigan Student Organization for Computer-Human Interaction - Executive Committee Member, 2004-05
  • Albion College International Student Union - President, 2001-02


  • Miami University - Performance Resulting in Distinguished Excellence (PRIDE) Award, 2011
  • University of Michigan Overseas Opportunities Office - Peer Advisor of the Year, 2005


  • NAFSA Academy class 9, 2012
    • Learning plan focused on a holistic view of international education in order to develop experience, skills and understanding of other knowledge communities in the interest of campus internationalization
  • NAFSA workshop: F-1 Advising for Beginners, 2012
  • NAFSA workshop: Developing Research Skills to Strengthen International Education Management Strategies, 2012
  • NAFSA workshop: Managing the Education Abroad Office, 2010
  • NAFSA workshop: Basic Immigration Concepts for Professionals Outside International Student Advising, 2010

Skills and Interests

  • Languages: Fluency in written and spoken French, conversational level in Spanish, basic Modern Standard Arabic and Mandarin
  • Programming/scripting languages: HTML, CSS, PHP
  • Applications: StudioAbroad, Microsoft Office suite, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop
  • Operating system experience: Primarily a PC user, but also have experience with Apple products in a professional context
  • Valid driver's license

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