Heather is an international undergraduate student studying literature and communication. She is always seeking good novels, and The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton has been a perennial favorite. Outside of curriculum, Heather is super into fashion and did an internship with Cosmopolitan in the past summer. Born and raised in Beijing, she is at ease with multiple cultures and have been enjoying her 6th year in the U.S.
Global Engagement and Education Abroad (GEEA)
Alli is a current Masters student studying Social Work, and is also a part of the Global Activities Scholars Program. She received her Bachelors degree from the University of Michigan in 2016 in Political Science and Communication Studies. Upon graduation, she joined the Peace Corps where she served as a Community Health Volunteer in Tanzania. Prior to her service Tanzania, Alli participated in English education and youth development programs in Morocco and India. Alli is passionate about international mental health care, and hopes to enter a career focused on empowering women and adolescents around the world. Born and raised in Ann Arbor, Alli is happy to be back on campus for football games this fall!
Peace Corps Recruiter: Allison served in Tanzania from 2013-2016. During her first two years, she served as a Secondary Education volunteer, teaching English, Math, and Physics to high school students. As an Education volunteer, she also organized and participated in youth conferences focused on girl’s empowerment, STEM education, and HIV/AIDS and malaria prevention. Additionally, she assisted her school and village community in completing a project to develop a library at the secondary school. For her third year of service, Allison served as a Peace Corps Volunteer Leader (PCVL) in the Programming and Training Unit. As a PCVL she assisted in designing and implementing Pre-Service Trainings, Early Service Trainings, and Grassroot Soccer Trainings for Peace Corps Tanzania trainees and volunteers. Allison is currently a student at the University of Michigan Law School and is hoping to pursue a career in public defense.
Katie is a graduate student in the School of Public Health studying Global Health Management and Policy. She received her bachelor’s from Michigan State University in Neuroscience and Interdisciplinary Social Science with a concentration in Health and Society. She studied abroad in Paris, France where she completed research while taking classes at the Sorbonne. She has been to 13 countries – primarily throughout Europe – and will be completing an internship in the UK during summer 2019. Following graduation, Katie plans to work in International Operations and continue travelling the world.
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.
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!
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.