Associate Director of International Student Admission
Internationalization is something I have always been passionate about. This interest, in addition to my love of travel, led me to pursue a BA in Cultural Anthropology at Colorado State University combined with minors in Sociology and Native American Studies. During my time at CSU, I also had the opportunity to participate in 'Semester at Sea', a unique study abroad program which allowed me to visit 9 countries over the course of a summer. After earning my undergraduate degree, I lived and worked in Yamagata, Japan for two years as an English teacher in the public school system through the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. I began my DU career in 2003 and completed my MA in Higher Education at DU in 2008. Both of these experiences have taught me the importance of internationalization in US higher education. I am proud that, every day, I play an influential role in the University of Denver's international effort.
As a Colorado native, I always describe Denver as a manageable city with all the "big-city" benefits. We have all the major professional sports teams including American football, baseball, basketball, soccer and my favorite, ice hockey. Denver also has many cultural activities to offer, including museums, productions at the Temple Buell Theater, and concerts at one of many venues - including the world-famous Red Rocks Amphitheater. I am also constantly amazed at the diversity of dining options in Denver. All this and the picturesque Rocky Mountains are only a short drive away. I can't imagine living in a more wonderful place!