My road in life has been direct.
Studying in West Africa
Moving to a rural community to get a sense of myself in the work world
Going to graduate school
Going to Bermuda for my practical training
First job in the field after one year of unemployment
Moving to my first campus and setting up the first study abroad office on that campus.
Second period of unemployment
Moving to campus in NC that served minority students in an American Indian community
Keep following my journey


High School
International Studies
American University
International Administration
School for International Training


Assistant Director, Fulbright

I provide managerial support to an educational program to bring foreign graduate students to the US to study.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Helping People

Day to Day

I coordinate between several cohorts on a daily basis. This requires mediation skills and an ability to negotiate across cultures and personality. There are technical aspects to my work both in the mechanics of the work, and the technology required to execute the work. Organization, event planning and collaboration are daily skills that I use in the execution of my work.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Make sure you have meaningful overseas experience. Try to secure an internship in college that provides you with relevant work experience. International Education administration is still a guildhall craft—you learn by doing.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

International Studies
International Administration


The Noise I Shed

From Teachers:

"I studied abroad in West Africa as an undergraduate. Everyone, including my study abroad advisor, parents, and professors thought this was a bad idea."

Challenges I Overcame

Gender Discrimination