Celia is an undergraduate student studying Classical Archaeology and Anthropology. She has traveled abroad to Spain and participated in archaeological excavations in Greece. She is currently excavating in Dexter, Michigan with a class and hopes to get experience with archaeology in many more countries. Celia hopes to travel abroad in the summers and eventually attend graduate school in Greece to further pursue a degree.
Global Engagement and Education Abroad (GEEA)
Peace Corps Recruiter: Adriane served as a Community Health Empowerment volunteer from 2014-2016 in Fiji. During service, Adriane taught life skills and healthy living courses to students at a primary school, conducted outreach programs with the local nursing staff, and facilitated professional development sessions with educators. In partnership with the community, she completed a USAID Small Project Assistance grant to increase access to clean drinking water. While serving as a Peace Corps volunteer, Adriane acted as a Peer Support Network (PSN) volunteer which involved mentoring fellow volunteers. Presently, Adriane is a graduate student at the School of Public Health within the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education; her studies focus on reproductive and global health issues.
Mia is a student of the School of Social Work and part of the Global Activities Scholars Program with a concentration in community organization. She graduated from the University of Oregon in 2015 with a degree in International Development, a minor in Spanish and a certificate in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching. She just completed her Peace Corps service as an education volunteer in Indonesia 2016-2018. In high school she studied abroad in Spain for one year and in college she interned for an NGO in the Netherlands. As a Washington State native and previous ESL teacher, she will be new to Michigan and with language, cross cultural exchange and international education as passions, she looks forward to working with U of M students who share those interests and many more.
Mallory is a student in the School of Social Work, UM alum, and Michigan native; however, her passions have lead her to explore beyond The Mitten. As an undergrad, she participated in 5 very different study abroad programs and spent a lot of time in the CGIS office. Her interest in cultural exchange -- guided by her involvement with the Michigan Community Scholars Program -- lead her to Peace Corps The Gambia following her 2014 graduation. After completing her service Mallory found a new adventure in Brooklyn, where she worked in volunteerism and community partnership. From the Big City back to the Big House-- she's excited to rediscover all that Ann Arbor has to offer!
Peace Corps Recruiter: Kevin served as an English Teacher and Teacher Trainer (ETTT) volunteer in Cambodia from 2015-2017. While there, he co-taught at a secondary school with four different Khmer teachers. He also supported the Let Girls Learn initiative that ensures adolescent girls get the skills, knowledge, and confidence to lead healthier lives and help strengthen their communities. Currently, Kevin is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the Ford School of Public Policy with a focus on empowering governments to fulfill reproductive rights and help prevent gender-based violence in Southeast Asia.
Kate is a graduate student in the School of Education studying Higher Education with a concentration in Student Access and Success. As an undergraduate at Calvin College, she studied English Linguistics and Literature with a minor in teaching English as another language, and also studied abroad in York, England. In the year between her undergrad and graduate program, she taught English in 1st though 8th grade at a primary school in Budapest, Hungary. While living in Eastern Europe, she traveled to 16 countries. She hopes to travel to or live in many more countries after graduation.
Roxana is a graduate student in the Masters of Social Work program. She will be participating in the Global Activities Scholar Program and concentrating in Community Organization with Children & Youth.
She graduated in 2014 from Western Michigan University where she majored in Spanish and Linguistic Anthropology, and minored in English. She had the opportunity to study abroad in Burgos, Spain her sophomore year. After graduation, Roxana served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Panama from 2015-2017 in education and youth development. She is excited to work with students who hope to incorporate international experiences into their education!
Kelly re-joined the International Center staff in August 2017 after having previously worked as the Education Abroad Coordinator in the International Center from 2008 to 2014. After leaving Ann Arbor in 2014, Kelly worked for the Institute of International Education (IIE) through which she worked closely with international students from Saudi Arabia studying in the United States. Kelly is thrilled to be returning to the University of Michigan in a role that will allow her to combine her interests in education abroad with supporting international students.
Kelly joined the International Center team in April 2017 as the Program Manager for Global Engagement and Education Abroad (GEEA). Before joining the GEEA team, Kelly served as the Interim Education Abroad Manager and International Student Engagement Coordinator for the University of Michigan-Flint. Kelly has traveled abroad to Mexico, Canada, England, Germany, France and Italy. She also studied art and opera abroad in Bregenz, Austria as an undergraduate student.
Jake joined the GEEA team in November 2016. Originally from Troy, Michigan, he received his BA in History from the University of Michigan. His interest in international education stemmed from his decision to study abroad in London, England as an undergraduate. After graduating, he taught English in Madrid, Spain for two years. Both of his experiences abroad allowed him to learn about many different cultures by traveling throughout Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and Morocco.