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In two to three sentences, please describe what your current position entails.
I work with young people and families when problems arise that threaten the stability of educational or home placements.
What has been your career path to date?
I taught English to college students in China for a few years before I returned to the US to complete my Masters degree in Counseling Psychology at the UW-Madison. I then moved to the UK to work young people who displayed behavioural difficulties.
How did your interest in working internationally develop?
My first study abroad programme in Ecuador was amazing and it really made me wonder what else there was to see and experience. I been travelling internationally ever since.
Which parts of your St. Olaf education best prepared you to work internationally?
Being around globally minded people.
What is the most difficult or challenging aspect about working internationally?
Being too far away from family.
What has been the most rewarding aspect of working internationally?
New experiences and different ways of living.
What does being a “global citizen” mean to you?
Being open minded and always willing to reflect on my own worldview.
What advice would you offer current students interested in working internationally?