Mandy (Amanda) joined our team in winter 2018 after working for the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Mandy’s interest in exchange programs originally sparked from her study abroad experience in Florence, Italy and her experiences growing up in a multicultural family and having many international friends. Mandy realized after her own studies abroad just how incredible it is to immerse yourself in someone else’s culture and how the global perspectives you obtain will shape the rest of your life. She is thrilled to see the students today doing the same in the YES and FLEX programs.
In International Student Support, Mandy works on participant monitoring as well as various special projects throughout the year. Questions about reimbursements and honoraria, VIP calls, second home visits, monthly reports, and student stipends can all be directed to Mandy, whether it be a phone call or email.
Mandy has an MA in Museum Education, concentrating in Accessibility, from The University of the Arts. She graduated from Skidmore College with a BA in Art History, where she focused on broadly studying cultures around the world.