I'm Back, Now What? Leveraging Your International Experience: Baltimore Regional
Margaret Howell - Instructor, English Language Center, University of Maryland Baltimore County Margaret received her bachelor's degree from Washington State University in Linguistics, with a minor in Spanish. After graduating, she joined the Peace Corps and spent two years in the Ukraine as a Youth Development volunteer. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in Intercultural Communication. Margaret is a Shriver Peaceworker Fellow and works as the English Language Institute's writing tutor at UMBC.
Karen Kray - University Relations Manager, SIT Study Abroad, a Program of World Learning Karen Kray serves as University Relations Manager (Mid-Atlantic Region) for SIT Study Abroad, a Program of World Learning. Her regional expertise is in Asia: Karen previously served as Study Abroad Coordinator for SIT Study Abroad programs in Asia and the Pacific, completed her M.A. in Southeast Asian Studies, and has worked, conducted research, and studied at various locations across Southeast Asia. Throughout these professional and academic pursuits, Karen has continued to utilize her Indonesian language skills, a language she first studied as a participant in the SIT Study Abroad program to Bali, Indonesia. She holds her M.A. in International Affairs from Ohio University, Athens, and her B.A. from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.
Lindsay Quadara - Assistant Director for International Programs, Loyola University Maryland
Lindsay received a Fulbright ETA grant to S Korea in 2004. Originally from Pittsburgh, she is an avid Steelers and Penguins fan. She is actively involved in the National Capital Area Chapter of the Fulbright Association and she enjoys mentoring prospective undergraduate Fulbright applicants.
Raquel Ramírez Cervera -
Spain - U.S. Liaison for University Relations, International Studies Abroad Originally from Marbella, Malaga, Raquel moved to Granada to attend university, where she obtained a bachelor's degree in English Language and Literature. After teaching English in a bilingual school, she started working for ISA in August 2002. Since then, she has been resident director in Santander, Madrid and Malaga. In August 2010, she moved to the U.S., to work at the ISA headquarters as a University Relations Representative. She recently received her master's in Public Relations and Communications through the Autonomous University of Barcelona and has since also joined the Communications team. Raquel loves traveling and this passion has taken her to places around world, including Thailand, Vietnam, Jordan, South Africa, Peru, Brazil, Costa Rica, France, Italy, Germany, England, to name a few. Food, interaction with locals, languages, movies and music are some of her favorite ways to spend her free time.
Cynthia Terry - Chaplain, Goucher College Cynthia Terry has been chaplain at Goucher College since 2005. Her own experiences abroad include a semester in London during college (through her alma mater, James Madison University), and two years in the Democratic Republic of Congo (then Zaire) in the late 1980’s. Her on-campus work includes lots of group and individual conversations with students about a wide variety of issues, including challenges of reentry after study abroad; supporting the religious and spiritual groups and interests of students; and programming in ways that help address the big questions we face.
Jessica Wassel - Assistant Director for International Programs, Loyola University Maryland Jessica works as Program Director for six of Loyola Programs and Exchanges, helping students prepare for their study abroad experience. Before Loyola, Jessica lived and worked in Madrid, Spain, where she spent five years teaching English and in her last year there, she joined the International Studies Abroad team in Madrid to coordinate university students coming to study/live in Madrid. Jessica received her B.A. from Villanova University in Communications and Spanish, and loves that her professional path allows her work with students and continue to have international connection.