Program Coordinator & Advisor
Interested students—please email me if you have already talked with a Peer Advisor about your study abroad options and now want to know more about UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) and/or Independent programs in Africa, the Middle East, South America and Spain.
"For me the first great joy of traveling is simply the luxury of leaving all my beliefs and certainties at home, and seeing everything I thought I knew in a different light, and from a crooked angle." --Pico Iyer, author, editor, and traveler.
A little bit about my background…
I was first bitten by the wanderlust bug in college when I studied in France on UCEAP for a year. I have never "recovered." In fact, I still keep in touch with my Bordelaise "famille d'acceuille" twenty years later! Soon after college with an insatiable desire to go "out there" again, I spent a year teaching ESL in Madrid. Since that time, I have continued to travel to the far corners of the world for both work and vacation. I have also been blessed with opportunities to work in foreign consulates, NGOs and in higher education. Soon after engagement, I even convinced my newly betrothed to backpack around the world on a shoestring budget for a year to Africa, Europe, Southeast Asia, India, and Latin America. More recently, before joining UC Davis Study Abroad in 2008, I worked at a joint department of the UC Davis School of Law & UC Davis Extension for 7 years, working with international students and lawyers. In 2008, I also earned a master’s degree in higher education leadership.
I am currently serving as a country Advisor for UCEAP and independent study abroad programs, advising students going to Africa, the Middle East, South America and Spain. I love working with students and faculty so that ALL students can go abroad during their time as an Aggie! I look forward to meeting you on your journey to far or near lands, whether you decide to make your first educational experience abroad a short or long one. Even if it's your first sojourn outside the U.S., it will definitely not be the last because once "bitten," the yearn to travel overseas again and again will always be with you. I can't wait to help you make it happen!