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 completed the Master of Nonprofit Management program at the University of Oregon. She also received her B.A. in international studies from the University of Oregon, with a concentration in cross-cultural communication. 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.