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Iliana Gonzalez
Admissions Counselor Team Lead
I was born and raised in a very small border town in Mexico. As a young kid, I nurtured an inquisitive curiosity for unfamiliar places and diverse cultures. I always dreamed about traveling around the world, so I set myself the goal to make this dream come true by studying abroad; however, living in a town with low economical resources, opportunities to study abroad were not accessible to students. Back then, my goals to go abroad seemed almost impossible to achieve.

After graduating High School, I had the fortune to move to the United States with my family. I applied to Arizona State University and was admitted into their Fine Arts program in 2006. It was while attending college that I discovered the wonderful opportunity to study abroad to earn credits towards my major in France.

I enrolled in a summer program to study Plein Air Painting and French language at the Institut Catholique de Paris. It’s every artist’s dream to study painting in one of the most artistic cities in the world, a place that has given birth to some of the most influential artists in history. I recall vividly the incredible joy I felt when I wandered the streets of Montmartre, carrying my paint and brushes and scouting for the best location to paint a landscape. I also remember my daily excursions to Musée d’Orsay and the Louvre seeking for inspiration from the impressionistic work of Claude Monet and the expressive Paul Cezanne. To this day, I still hold a painting of Notre Dame cathedral I executed “alla prima!” The opportunity to develop my academic skills in Paris changed my life, and it has greatly influenced my professional work in a way that sets me apart.

After graduating college, I ventured on my own to see the world and have traveled to some of the most beautiful and popular destinations in Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Southern Mexico, and Ireland.

As an Admissions Counselor at CEA, I strive in helping students achieve their own dreams to see the world! I provide comprehensive counseling to assist my students find the best program that fits their career goals and I am always available to support them in all the different steps they take in their journey!

Did you know? I am trained in different dance forms from diverse cultural spectrums! My training ranges from Mexican Folklore, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Latin American styles, Flamenco, Middle Eastern, Angolan (Kizomba), and Bollywood!
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Amanda Chadwick
Admissions Counselor
My name is Amanda, and I am from Miami, Florida originally. I moved to Ohio when I was in middle school and spent the vast majority of my teenage years growing up in a small town outside of Cleveland. After graduating high school, my father encouraged me to take a gap year and to travel before resuming my academic studies. I decided to move to Yerevan, Armenia where I became a communications intern for The American University of Armenia. My experience in Armenia was life-altering and inspired me to create my own path, as opposed to following the traditional paths of others. After my incredible time in Armenia, I jumped at the opportunity to study abroad for a year in Madrid, Spain during my sophomore year of college. During my time in Madrid, I was fortunate to intern at Wexford Executive Search, a small consulting firm, where I was able to expand my understanding of the interaction of different cultures within a business setting and how the global workforce brings people together. After living abroad, I became passionate for learning about other cultures and developed a strong desire to help bring communities together and make a positive influence. I recently graduated from Grand Canyon University with my Bachelor’s in Communications and a Spanish minor. Living in Arizona for the past 3 years has been an absolute blast, and I am excited to embark on my new journey with CEA! When I am not working, you will most likely find me planning new adventures, playing with my pup Stella, or hanging at home watching Harry Potter!
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Ramil Collier
Admissions Counselor

I was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan to start my career in the study abroad field for a local college. My passion for international travel and linguistics was solidified when I studied abroad in Germany as a student. This opportunity taught me how to embrace new ideas, expand my mind, and deepen my understanding of the language.

As a professional, I have worked abroad with students in Italy, Ireland, and the Dominican Republic as well as some domestic programs in Hawaii and Pennsylvania. In addition to Germany, I also visited the UK, Greece, France, Switzerland, and Spain as a student, seeing the amazing wonders of our world and experiencing the amazing food.

When I'm not working (or traveling), I love to sing and write music, playing video games, board games, card games, and Dungeons and Dragons/Pathfinder. Cooking and hiking every weekend to energize me for the week.

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Kya Crocker
Admissions Counselor

Kya is originally from Wichita, Kansas but has lived in multiple cities across the U.S., Italy, and Taiwan. She recently graduated from Kansas State University, and is excited to start her masters in Global Education at Arizona State. She has a strong passion for international education and its lifelong impact on students across the globe.

Kya enjoys baking, reading, discovering new music, and trying new foods.

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Danielle Hale
Admissions Counselor

Danielle is from Phoenix, Arizona, but spent her college years studying in Flagstaff, Arizona and Quito, Ecuador. She is passionate about empowering herself and those around her to pursue personal and professional development, but her time studying abroad ignited a new passion for growth through international experiences. Danielle is excited to help students pursue life-changing experiences abroad! 

In her free time, Danielle loves baking, country dancing, sharing a meal with friends and family, and traveling with her dog.

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Duncan Keeley
Admissions Counselor

I have a passion for travel, higher education, and immersion in culture. I was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. I graduated from Hampden-Sydney College with a Bachelor of Arts in History & Religion. I obtained my Masters of Letters in Medieval History from the University of Saint Andrews in Scotland.

My time in higher education led me across the globe, studying abroad in New Zealand and taking me to Scotland to pursue my passion for History. Also, during my time at Hampden-Sydney, I supported the Global Education and Study Abroad Department as an assistant and ambassador for the department. I want to use my experiences abroad, and in life, to help people travel the world and experience everything it has to offer. I want to use my passion for traveling to help people find the best place that will help them expand their horizons and make memories that will last a lifetime. I also have a passion for helping people achieve their goals and what works best for them.

Outside of work, I enjoy various activities and sports including Soccer, Motor Racing, and more. I am a passionate scuba diver and free diver. I also have a love for travel which has taken me across the world to New Zealand, Brazil, Italy, and many other fabulous countries.

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Victoria Learman
Admissions Counselor

Victoria is originally from West Michigan and is excited to be starting her career in international education with CEA! She studied abroad in Granada, Spain for a year and is eager to help create more life changing experiences for students across the country. Victoria enjoys yoga and hiking and would love to get a corgi someday.

 

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