Rebecca Johnson (she/her), a Korean-American, shares how she creates more inclusive, sustainable international programs and resources on campus as the only study abroad staff of color across her university.

Krittika Onsanit (she/her), a first-generation Thai-American, shares how her experience as a volunteer English teacher in her parents’ home country inspired her to work to support international students struggling to adjust cross-culturally.

Noora A. Alie (she/her) remembers the struggles of her Arab immigrant parents and uses these early memories to support international students as they transition to their studies in the U.S.

Tanith Fowler Corsi (she/her), WASAN founder, thrive in cross-cultural and global environments while helping others to do the same.

Adrienne M. Waller (she/her), Owner of Worldwide Educator, shares how an 8,000-mile relocation between continents during COVID bolstered her international career and sparked her entrepreneurial energy to help other Black educators do the same by seeking a job abroad.

Samantha Peralta (she/her) shares with URep Abroad how her Mexican-American heritage and being outside her comfort zone sparked her determination to work in the international education field.

Ashley Jaramillo Cason (she/her) shares with URep Abroad how her Colombian-American identity shaped her worldview and approach to being resilient.

Dr. Miguel Ayllon (he/him) shares how his Latino heritage guided him as an international educator and how valuing people over tasks helped him find his calling.

In a quest to help Educators strengthen their skills in intentional and compassionate dialogue, the @URepAbroad staff shares why they chose the topic intention ≠ impact for their upcoming webinar “What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say.”

Emily Falica (she/her/they) shares with URep Abroad why she took a chance to travel while living with Alpha-Gal, a tick-borne autoimmune disorder.