About Me

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I am an educator who is committed to the holistic development of students and communities locally and around the globe.  Over my fifteen year career in international development, international education, and higher education I have lived in five countries and worked in or traveled to over thirty others.  Currently, I serve as the coordinator of the International Agriculture undergraduate minor at Pennsylvania State University (University Park, Pennsylvania, USA) and teach undergraduate classes related to international agriculture and development.

Want to learn more about my work experience?  Connect with me on LinkedIn.


My research for my doctoral dissertation explores the perspectives of community members in Costa Rica who interact with students from universities in the United States.  There are few empirical studies exploring what community members view as the opportunities and challenges of programs where US university students are engaging in their communities’.  As a scholar, I seek to bring this seldom heard voice into the conversation and to understand what community members see as value and challenges of these programs.

To learn more about my research, visit my ResearchGate profile.



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