As a Program Coordinator with GEO, Michelle collaborates with faculty members to develop new and innovative study abroad programs in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Her own study abroad experience was a five-month internship in Senegal, West Africa, which sparked her interest to enter the field of international education. Michelle received her B.A. in international studies from the University of Oregon with a concentration in cross-cultural communication, and she is currently completing a Master of Nonprofit Management. Michelle has been with Global Education Oregon since 2011. In addition to facilitating international experiences for students, she enjoys reading, salsa dancing and performing, and learning new languages.