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  • Joanna Hamel
  • Student Paraprofessional
  • 1-303-871-3075
  • B.S., Journalism and Co-Major, International Studies, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

  • M.A. Student, International & Intercultural Communication, University of Denver, Denver, CO

Even though I grew up in a small, rural Kansas town, my family instilled in me a love for traveling and experiencing new cultures at a very young age.  During my undergraduate studies at the University of Kansas, I fell in love with the Italian language and spent a semester in Paderno del Grappa, Italy. Upon returning for my senior year, I began working for the KU Office of Study Abroad and immediately knew I wanted to pursue a career in international education. After graduating from KU with degrees in Journalism and International Studies, I moved to Denver in 2012 to begin a Master's in International & Intercultural Communication here at the University of Denver. I love living close to the mountains, skiing, hiking and enjoying all the other amazing things Colorado has to offer. I'm very excited to be a part of the ELC team and look forward to meeting everyone!