Director, International Initiatives
Interim Director, Confucius Institute
Responsible for a variety of initiatives that help CSU achieve its strategic goals for comprehensive internationalization. Focuses on managing special partnerships worldwide, hosting visitors, supporting faculty and their global interests, and fostering academic and co-curricular opportunities at CSU.
New Hope, MN
B.A. in International Relations, Drake University (Iowa)
M.A. in International Affairs, The George Washington University (Washington, D.C.)
First international experience was traveling throughout Scandinavia on a boys choir tour, which led to an interest in international affairs. Other experiences include a year-long study abroad program in Vienna, a Fulbright experience in Korea, a meal with a Bedouin family outside of Petra in Jordan, and many other exciting adventures.
Favorite Aspect of CSU
“The people are the best. I love the spectacular diversity of individuals at CSU and the variety of things they are interested in. At the same time, the students, faculty and staff share a common goal of making the world a better place.”