As an undergraduate, I helped plan and lead first-year orientation where I gained an appreciation for the learning and personal growth that can occur outside the formal classroom environment. I greatly valued and benefited from the guidance and mentorship from my advisors, which encouraged me to pursue a career as a student affairs educator.
After earning a master’s degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Miami University in Ohio (USA), I served as the Director of Student Activities and First-Year Programmes at Carnegie Mellon University’s campus in Doha, Qatar. During this time, I enjoyed working alongside students to develop their leadership skills and intercultural competence.
This experience led me to the Boston College Center for International Higher Education where I pursued a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration. My research focused on transnational higher education strategies and organisational structures.
After completing my doctorate, with an appreciation for the importance of educational research and assessment, I jumped at the opportunity to join the Council of International School (CIS) as the Head of Research and Development where I served from 2014 to 2019. In this role, I helped develop the CIS International Accreditation protocol and created resources to support universities in achieving international student recruitment goals.
Now, I am thrilled to be at an institution working closely with students to help them develop skills and discover passions that will help them to be professionally successful and personally fulfilled.Fun Fact
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