I am from the White Mountains of New Hampshire, where skiing and hiking once a week was part of my school’s curriculum. I obtained my Bachelor’s in Business Management at Granite State College. The last two years of college, I took my classes online so I could work at the same time in Boston.
In 2015, I packed my bags and moved to Prague, Czech Republic, where I took a month long intensive Teaching as a Foreign Language certification course (TEFL). After receiving my TEFL, I stayed in Prague where I taught English to preschoolers and adults. Later on, I found myself working for that same TEFL school, teaching people how to teach English. I spent a lot of my weekends traveling to new countries and cities throughout Europe.
I love traveling and spreading the word about how living and studying abroad can really change your life and impact your future. As an Admissions Counselor here at CEA, I love talking with students to help them find the best program and guiding them along their journey to study abroad.
Fun fact: I grew up in an amusement park!
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.
The world is an amazing and wonderful place. Traveling exposes you to new cultures, customs, and opportunities. Family vacations as a child to Cancun, the Bahamas, Bermuda, and various U.S. locations set the stage for my zest to take in different environments, explore, and evolve my perspective on who I am and where my life could go.
After growing up in Connecticut, I traveled to both Ohio and Arizona. I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Human Development & Family Studies from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) and a Master’s of Social Work Degree from Arizona State University.
Not only do I feel a strong connection to different places, but also I share this same passion for people. I am inspired by learning about others, and I love to use this inspiration to create positive and transformative experiences for them. I have spent my professional life working in youth sports, child welfare, and higher education. For CEA, my goal is to engage with students in order to ensure the facilitation of a meaningful and high-quality study abroad experience.