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Miranda Roberts, Director of International Programs in Engineering
Miranda Roberts has been in the field of international education for eighteen years. As the Director of International Programs in Engineering (IPE) at the University of Michigan, she leads the study abroad initiatives and intercultural programming for the College of Engineering. The IPE team consists of eight professionals, three international program advisor/coordinators, one marketing and outreach coordinator, an administrative coordinator, an assistant director and a faculty advisor. Together, the IPE team provides intercultural education opportunities to over 900 students annually (pre-pandemic) which equates to 1 in 3 students having had an international experience at time of graduation. Ms. Roberts leads the team to provide outbound programs and advising support for students, inbound exchange student support as well as the academic and programmatic support for the international minor for engineers, a 15 credit academic minor for CoE students.
Ms. Roberts excels in ideation, advocacy and collaboration and has expertise in STEM program development, partner collaboration, comprehensive program management, marketing and promotion, study abroad advising, and co-curricular support. Miranda believes in the transformative experience of education abroad and actively works to ensure these experiences are equitable and inclusive for all students.
Ms. Roberts received her bachelor’s degree in German and International Studies from Augustana University and her master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of South Dakota. As a student, she studied abroad on exchange at the University of Potsdam in Germany.