I am from the U.S., but grew up mostly in Hong Kong and Mexico City. I received my BA in Asian Studies and Organisational Studies from the University of Michigan, and then moved to San Francisco to take a job at a large law firm. After realising that the reality of a career in law was not exactly what I had expected, I decided to go to graduate school to earn an MA in Translation. I worked as a freelance translator (Spanish and Portuguese to English) for a few years, including a year spent living and studying in Portugal.
I moved to Minneapolis, MN in 2007, and found a job at an international education programme provider called World Endeavors. I knew then that I had found a career path I was truly passionate about, as I saw the impact that students’ international experiences had on their professional, academic, and personal trajectories. In 2012, this passion led me to go back to graduate school part-time to earn a second MA in International Education, which I am currently completing. I am very excited to now be part of the Yale-NUS community and the CIPE team. My own experiences living, studying, and working abroad have been formative and eye-opening, and I feel very fortunate to have a job that allows me to work with students as they have their own meaningful experiences abroad.
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