Corey’s first brush with international travel took her to Germany the summer after high school graduation, and after falling in love with German culture, she knew travel would forever be a big part of her life.
At Virginia Tech, Corey studied International Politics and the German language. Because of her German major, she studied abroad for one year in Munich, Germany and traveled throughout Europe. In total, she visited 26 countries. Upon graduation, she was selected to be an English Teaching Assistant in Madrid, Spain, where she lived for two years. This teaching experience inspired her to complete a master’s degree in International Education at the Universidad de Alcala. From flamenco shows and tapas to Oktoberfest and hiking in the Alps, Spain and Germany will always have a special place in Corey’s heart.
As an Admissions Counselor, she helps students decide which study abroad program is the best fit for them. In this role, She is able to work with students every day, as well as share her experiences abroad with them.
Outside of CEA, Corey enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and exploring her new home city, Phoenix!
I am an Arizona native and deeply in love with the scenic views Arizona has to offer. I grew up as the oldest of three, who always wanted to leave Phoenix behind. When I was growing up, my family spent their summers traveling the country and exploring all that the US and Canada have to offer. As a result, by the ripe age of 16, I had visited 49 out of 50 states! As a high school student in Peoria, I got the opportunity to study abroad in Paris. I spent part of a summer living with a family and exploring.
I went to Arizona State University to pursue a Bachelors of Arts in History. I took a small break during my undergraduate program to try living outside of Arizona. I spent three great years living in Seattle, Washington. I gained my independence and saw what there was outside of Arizona. I ultimately came back to finish my degree. After earning my BA, I spent 5 ½ years, gaining experience in program coordination and volunteer management. During that time, I returned to ASU to earn a Master’s in Sustainability Leadership, where I learned how to motivate companies to create a culture of change.I was drawn to CEA because of my love to travel and encouraging others to try new experiences! As an Admissions Counselor, I am able to work with students and help them make plans to achieve their goals. The world is so large and has so much to offer. It is a lot of fun to work in a position that allows me foster other’s sense of expl
As a Phoenix, Arizona native who has always dreamed of sliving outside of Arizona to experience what else this big world has to offer, I have always had a passion for design and travel. I fused the two to make my dream a reality.
After graduating from high school in Phoenix, I relocated to San Diego, California and settled in Los Angeles, where I attend the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and earned an Associate of Arts degree in Visual Communication. Next, I left California to pursue my lifelong dream of moving to the beautiful Island of Oahu to attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu, where I began working towards my Bachelor’s Degree in Ethnic Studies. While at Manoa, I studied abroad in London, England, exploring multicultural relations and having the time of my life!
After my time in England, I returned home to Phoenix and began working at CEA to help others achieve their study abroad goals while also continuing to pursue my degree at U Hawaii Manoa.
I spent most of my life in a small town in Oklahoma, but got my first taste of adventure abroad when I was 15. I traveled to Italy and have been infatuated with travel ever since. Though I stayed in my hometown for undergraduate studies at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, I went abroad every other year, to England, Ireland, and Wales, which allowed for me to travel to 11 other different countries! It was an amazing opportunity that left me with incredible memories and friends I still meet up with to this day.
After graduating, I worked in Admissions at my alma mater, as a reporter at the Oklahoma State Capitol, and then as a Proposal Writer before deciding that my true passion was in education abroad. Having experienced what study abroad offers first-hand, I went back to school to get my Master of Arts in International Studies from the University of Oklahoma. While getting my Master’s, I also did an internship across the pond in London, working with students from a Texas university. While there, I was also able to connect with a friend I studied abroad in Wales with and go to Budapest! I love being able to work with students and encourage them to take advantage of abroad opportunities.
When I’m not helping students, I love traveling, spending time with my dogs, seeing family, and reading.
Tyler was born in Dearborn, Michigan and moved to Georgia when he was 5, but he calls South Carolina, where he lived from age 9 to 17, home. He graduated from Arizona State University with a major in Global Studies and International Affairs and has a passion for everything internationally focused, including politics, trade, economics, and travel.
Tyler can speak Japanese at an intermediate level and loves Japanese culture. He studied abroad in the summer of 2017 in Hiroshima, Japan. This once-in-a-lifetime experience helped him nurture his love of the unknown and travel, and he wants everyone to be able to experience something as wonderful. He plans to go back to Japan on a yearly basis because he felt at home within their culture and overall lifestyle.
He enjoys a wide range of sports and started playing both baseball and lacrosse at a young age. He has also coached both little league flag football and baseball for his younger cousins who live in Arizona. When he’s not engaged in athletics, Tyler loves to read and is a huge fan of both Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings. He’s excited to make a difference at CEA.