Resume

Experience

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, IA, USA

2013-present

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 for study abroad programs and coordinated exchange programs on an interim basis
  • 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

2008-2013
2005-2008

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

2003-2005

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

2004

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

1999-2003

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

2001

Education

University of Michigan - School of Information

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

2003-2005

Albion College

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

Albion, Michigan, USA

1998-2002

Université de Grenoble - Centre Universitaire d'Études Françaises

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

Albion, Michigan, USA

2000-2001

Teaching

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

Presentations

  • 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-present
  • 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

Awards

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

Training

  • NAFSA Academy class 9 (January-November 2012) - learning plan focuses on a holistic view of international education, developing 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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