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 Progam Officer since 2016, she is the primary contact in our department regarding student support, placement, and our annual Re-Entry Workshops. She also helps to plan and organize our annual Local Coordinator conference and other Local Coordinator training opportunities.
In addition, Amanda takes the lead on handbook and general material development and coordinates student contests and social media for the department. Prior to joining our team, Amanda worked in the DC 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.