Amanda’s high school study abroad experience in Nice, France originally sparked her interest in exchange programs. In March 2013, she joined the International Student Support Team as a Program Assistant. Now a Senior Program Officer, Amanda is the primary contact in our department regarding student support, placement, and Local Coordinator training opportunities.
In addition, Amanda provides support with handbook and general material development, manages the International Student Support Team newsletter, and coordinates student photo contests and social media for the department. Prior to joining our team, Amanda worked in the D.C. area with Deaf and Hard of Hearing federal employees and ASL interpreters.
Amanda received her MA in Social Anthropology overseas from the University of Manchester. Prior to graduate school, she received her BA in History and International Studies from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she was also a member of an organization that welcomed new exchange students to the university.