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Dedicated higher education professional with thirteen years of experience providing care, commitment and support to students. Seeking a full-time position in academic advising.

Assistant Director for Semester Abroad and Health & Safety, 09/2012 - Current
Harris County Dept Of Education Houston, TX,
  • Work closely with students, advisers, faculty and staff on campus and abroad to provide safe programs that are academically challenging, personally transforming and professionally relevant.
  • Oversee the administration of 30 affiliated semester abroad programs, including outreach and advising, enrollment management, application support, billing/budget, registration, pre-departure services and re-entry support.
  • Provide program and curriculum advising to approximately 250 prospective study abroad students annually.  
  • Design and deliver information sessions and marketing materials to make students, faculty and parents/families aware of study abroad opportunities and policies.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with student academic and support offices across campus (Counseling, Community Standards, Registrar,  Advising Support Centers, Associate Deans, Disability Services, Student Health, Student Outreach and Support)
  • Communicate regularly with students, parents and overseas partners while respecting guidelines of FERPA .
  • Develop and deliver pre-departure meetings and risk management trainings for all students, faculty and staff traveling abroad on university programs.
  • Work closely with appropriate Department Chairs and Associate Deans to update study abroad course lists.
  • Maintain and update the study abroad website, on-line application and travel registration database.
  • Manage emergency and crisis situations and communicate with constituents to ensure our travelers are supported.
  • Hire, train and supervise federal work study students and Study Abroad Peer Ambassadors.

Study Abroad Advisor/Coordinator, 11/2007 - 09/2012
Los Angeles County Los Angeles, CA,
  • Conducted various outreach activities to promote study abroad.
  • Advised students in the selection of appropriate international opportunities to help them achieve their academic, personal and professional goals.
  • Monitored status of application and registration process for semester abroad.  
  • Developed the university's successful Study Abroad Peer Ambassador Program.
Program Assistant, 04/2006 - 10/2007
Brethren Colleges Abroad BCA City, STATE,
  • Assisted students through application, acceptance and pre-departure stages of their semester, year-long or summer study abroad experience.
  • Facilitated communication with Resident Directors overseas to ensure timely processing of student applications and other pre-departure materials.
Student Worker, 08/2002 - 12/2005
Brethren Colleges Abroad BCA City, STATE,
  • Compiled materials for brochure requests to be sent to prospective students and partner institutions in the U.S., and processed transcript requests for study abroad alumni.

Master of Science: Organization Development and Leadership, Expected in 2011
Saint Joseph's University - Philadelphia, PA
Status - Inducted into Alpha Epsilon Lambda National Honor Society.
Certificate of Completion: , Expected in 2007
NAFSA Academy for International Educators - ,
Status -
Bachelor of Arts: English, Expected in 2006
Elizabethtown College - Elizabethtown, PA
Status -
Study Abroad Program: , Expected in 2004
National University of Ireland, Galway - Galway,
Status - Completed two classes in Irish Studies as part of a summer study abroad program.
Professional Highlights
  • Facilitator, "Perception vs. Reality: Drinking & Drug Use in College" orientation session for incoming students, June 2018
  • Presenter, NAFSA Region VIII Health and Safety Workshop, November 2016
  • Facilitator, "Break the Silence: Sexual Misconduct on Campus" orientation session for incoming students, June 2016
  • Received certification in mental health first aid, January 2016
  • Proposal Reviewer, NAFSA annual conference, 2015 and 2016 
  • Panelist, Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program, 2014
  • Presenter, NAFSA Region VIII Conference: "Engaging the Masses: Creative Campus Outreach," 2012
  • Participated in site visits to Argentina, Chile, China, France, Italy, Japan, and Spain.

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School Attended

  • Saint Joseph's University
  • NAFSA Academy for International Educators
  • Elizabethtown College
  • National University of Ireland, Galway

Job Titles Held:

  • Assistant Director for Semester Abroad and Health & Safety
  • Study Abroad Advisor/Coordinator
  • Program Assistant
  • Student Worker


  • Master of Science
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Study Abroad Program

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