Michelle has been with Global Education Oregon since 2011, first as an international peer assistant and then as a study abroad advisor. She received her B.A. in international studies from the UO, with a concentration in cross-cultural communication and West Africa. Her passion for study abroad was sparked by a five-month internship in Senegal, West Africa, in 2011, and her lifelong love of travel. Michelle is also a part-time graduate student in the UO Master of Nonprofit Management program. Aside from encouraging students to go abroad, she enjoys reading, salsa dancing and performing, and learning new languages.