Students who understand and own their own story,
including their cross-cultural and character strengths,
will be more successful in their future.
I spent my childhood in Latin America, the granddaughter of expats -- Argentines and Uruguayans living in Brazil, Americans living all over. My father had been raised overseas himself; he and my mother spoke multiple languages. Then, I did the majority of my schooling in the US.
For over 25 years, I supported international high school students on four continents as a history teacher and counselor. For a dozen years in Asia, I was Head of High School Counseling, helping to develop college counseling and social-emotional learning programs at large international schools.
As an adult "Third Culture Kid" (TCK), I know what it's like to move countries, change schools, have to adapt and learn about all the cultures influencing you. I was lucky to be raised by cross-cultural parents who had also lived that experience. I'm now parenting two school-aged boys, learning how to best help cross-cultural kids navigate the world.
In my professional work, I support students to understand their own stories and history, to go out into the world and thrive. My hope is that by strengthening connections across continents, our young people can build a flourishing world.
Here's why I'm passionate about this work
Associate Certified Coach (ACC): Coach Training EDU
MA, Educational Administration (K-12): Michigan State University
BA, History: Williams College
Head of High School Counseling Department, Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS), Indonesia
Head of High School Counseling Department, Western Academy of Beijing (WAB), China
International School of Belgrade (ISB), Serbia
Ransom Everglades School - Miami, FL, USA
The Graded School - São Paulo, Brazil
Professinal Development Committee | Conference Presenter