Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, I’m a passionate supporter of global engagement and advocate of education equity. This blog originally began as a way to document my time teaching English in Chile through the Chilean government’s English Opens Doors Program after graduating from San Francisco State University (BA Journalism). It’s now a place to share observations and my experiences on the road in both the U.S. and abroad.
Working in higher education for the past six years, from study abroad, to admissions, to international student services, has deepened my passion for supporting student engagement in both local and global issues, and increasing diverse students’ access to transformative experiences abroad. I am a strong believer in local civic engagement, and believe that international experiences are one avenue for helping connect global issues to a local level.
I currently work in study abroad in the San Francisco Bay Area, and recently completed my M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, with a focus in Globalization and Educational Change, at Lehigh University. I am excited to collaborate with others in the field. Let’s connect! andreamichelle06[[at]]gmail.com