Graduate Intern, Center for International Programs, Saint Mary’s College of California, CA
Programming & Event Management:
Coordinated study abroad fair; managed invitations, correspondence with vendors, and day-of activities
Coordinated Welcome Back Dinner, reception for returned study abroad and international students
Developed programming for international students; visits to UC Berkeley and Academy of Sciences
Designed Study Abroad Parent Handbook: safety, financial aid, culture shock, travel, visas, housing
Coordinated short-term English-language program for Japanese students
Presented on study abroad opportunities to parents of incoming first-year students
Conducted weekly information sessions on study abroad application process
Staff & Volunteer Management:
Guided volunteer Study Abroad Peer Mentors and development of Peer Mentor Program
Supervised daily activities of student office workers

Graduate Consultant, Juniata College, Huntington, PA   
Assessment Plan Development:
Designed core questions to align intercultural competence assessment across multiple student groups
Developed assessment rubric for measuring assessment results across multiple student groups

Graduate Assistant, Student Services, Monterey Institute of International Studies, CA                
Managed social media and blog to promote student programs; updated Student Life webpages
Assisted in coordinating and processing payments for student events
Processed check-in documents and assisted with Coffee Hour for international students
Advised students on health insurance, student life, and on-campus and community resources
Counseled students and landlords on local housing issues and opportunities

Fulbright Programs Intern, Institute of International Education, San Francisco, CA                       
Social Media & Event Planning:
Developed social networking communication strategies aimed at Fulbright participants on the west coast
Conducted interview with university-based fellowship advisor and composed article addressing issues pertaining to   underrepresented U.S. Fulbright applicants to be published on IIE San Francisco website
Coordinated invitations, RSVPs and carpooling for end of year Foreign Fulbright barbeque
Data Management:
Confirmed financial sponsorship eligibility through intake of submitted materials
Processed information for departing grantees through data entry in IIE Enterprise database

International Student Advisor, Green River Community College, Auburn, WA                       
Communicated federal and college regulations on maintaining F-1 status, vacation, and I-20 transfer
Advised international students on volunteering, paid work on campus, and Optional Practical Training
Provided one-on-one counseling on cultural adjustment, personal issues and student-faculty interaction
Guided students in course selection, enrollment, study skills, university transfer, and degree planning
Presented and advised on diagnostic testing results and subsequent course placement
Advised on tuition and fee payments, refunds and associated college policies
Advised students from China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan, Thailand and Norway
Project & Event Management:
Assisted in quarterly new student orientation, presented “Life in the USA” and proctored diagnostic tests
Created New Student Appointment preparation packet used by all advisors

Institutional Relations Coordinator, Spanish Studies Abroad (SSA), Amherst, MA
Recruiting & Logistics:
Cultivated relationships within higher education, recruited students in NAFSA Regions V, VI & VII
Led three-person team in preparation of annual analysis of enrollment trends
Developed and implemented outreach programs and recruiting strategies in higher education
Presented (in English and Spanish) on SSA programs to Spanish language classes
Submitted budgetary and administrative reports regularly for extensive self-planned travel
Advised staff and students on SSA and affiliated foreign institution’s credit system and transfer
Advised potential applicants on SSA programs via individual and group meetings, and social media
Guided faculty and administrators on group visit to programs; acted as primary contact for participants

Programs Associate, Spanish Studies Abroad (SSA), Amherst, MA
Application Management:
Managed program application intake, admissions, pre-departure processes, transcript issuance
Processed fees and advised on billing and program payment, including financial aid and scholarships
Coordinated timely payments of program deposits and application materials; maintained database
Facilitated communication between applicants and overseas offices for internships and service projects
Advised students on academic matters, cultural adaptation, visas, and credit transfer
Acted as primary contact for applicants, enrolled students, program graduates, and in student crises
Developed cultural orientation materials for accepted students, including handbooks and newsletters



M.A. International Education Management (IEM)         Candidate 12/13
Monterey Institute of International Studies, A Graduate School of Middlebury College   Monterey, CA
IEM Faculty Hiring Committee Member
B.A. International Studies and Spanish Language (double major)                 5/08
Allegheny College    Meadville, PA
Undergraduate International Programs          
Seville, Spain; Cuernavaca, Mexico; Multiple sites, New Zealand



Northern CA District 2013 Session, “Mentoring Practices, Models, & Benefits for International Educators”
NAFSA Regional XII 2013 Session, “Mentoring in International Education: Strategies for Success”
Membership:   NAFSA (Region XII), The Forum on Education Abroad, SECUSS-L, BA-PIER, INTER-L



Computer:     Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe (Acrobat Pro, Connect, Photoshop), Banner
Web:              Skype, Facebook, Twitter, Eventbrite, Pinterest, Google Programs, WordPress, Drupal,
Language:     Highly proficient in Spanish

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