Administrative Coordinator for Office of Education Abroad and Office of Global Strategies
Areas of Focus
- Transfer Credits
- AIG Travel Guard Insurance
- Data and Reporting
- International Travel Registry for Students (ITRS)
I first began working with students as an undergraduate at Doane University where I served as a tutor and was a member of the University’s writing center staff. After earning my undergraduate degree, I attended graduate school where I served as a teaching assistant for courses on American and Canadian history and led a classroom as a recitation leader. After completing my degree, I worked for the Nebraska State Bar Foundation where I helped run law-related educational programs for middle and high school students across Nebraska. After working in the legal sector for two years, I was excited to come onboard with UNL’s Education Abroad Office as Administrative Coordinator in 2016!
My Study/Work Abroad
As an undergraduate at Doane, I had the opportunity to participate in two education abroad programs during the summer between my junior and senior years. The first was a Doane faculty-led program to Kenya and Tanzania where we learned about east African history, culture, ecology, and language. A few weeks later, I participated in a direct-enroll comparative history program through International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP) that explored life in the former Soviet Union after the collapse of communism. This multi-site program included study in Tallinn, Estonia; St. Petersburg, Russia; and Kyiv, Ukraine. After graduating from Doane, I made the decision to take a longer leap abroad by moving to Nova Scotia to pursue a Master’s degree in history at Dalhousie University. During this time, I was able to conduct thesis research in the United Kingdom at the National Archives in Kew and at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. Since joining the Education Abroad Office, I have had the opportunity to conduct program site visits in Russia, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan.
My Ideal Next Travel Destination
Always the most difficult question! I have been to a number of former Soviet countries, and I would love a chance to visit some of those I haven't been to yet, like Lithuania, Armenia, and Uzbekistan. Egypt and Spain also rank highly on my travel list. Other places I'd love to see (in no particular order) include Lviv, Rome, the French Riviera, Namibia, Iceland, and most of Canada's national parks (but especially Banff and Gros Morne).