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Anne Frey, Education Abroad Manager
Anne Frey has been in the field of International Education for over 25 years. Her career has included work in both International Student Services and Education Abroad in both private and public institutions. In these roles she has worked with faculty, students and administrators on issues ranging from emergency protocols to compliance issues to grappling with how to educate and prepare students for the experiences they will have in the U.S. or overseas. Her current position is Manager of Education Abroad at Portland Community College where she is working across four campuses with faculty staff and administrators to educate and promote study abroad for community college students. Whether it has been working with incoming international students or out-going study abroad students Anne has always been particularly interested in the transitional periods in students’ lives where they are exploring with how to integrate or re-integrate into a culture and the impact that creates personally, professionally and academically.
Ali Garfinkle, Education Abroad Specialist
Part-time, office hours: Mondays and Thursdays
Ali Garfinkle began her adventures in International Education as a study abroad student to Israel in the mid 1990s. Bit by the travel bug after trekking around the Middle East, her experience led her to graduate school to help others experience the world. In her 19 years in international education, Ali has sent countless students around the world, welcomed international students to the US, and helped bring cultural programing to campuses (including a large troupe of Ghanian dancers and drummers to a small school in Kentucky, but that is a story for another day). Outside of assisting PCC students to achieve their dreams and make the most of their college years, Ali is an avid Yankees fan and loves to spend time outdoors with her family.
Allyson Lindsley, Education Abroad Advisor
Part-time, office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Allyson’s passion for study abroad began when she took a gap year in Germany before college. She then continued her studies in Germany, France, and Switzerland. Allyson has served as both a Study Abroad Advisor and International Student Advisor in the past, and enjoys the varied dimensions of international education. At PCC, she’s happy to help students discover the world.
Olivia Francis, Intern
Olivia is a current intern in the Education Abroad office at PCC and is in her final semester of her Master’s degree in International Education Management at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Olivia’s passion for intercultural learning began during her undergraduate studies, in which studying global literature, cinema, and French allowed her to see arts and education as a means of fostering growth and understanding. After working as a teaching assistant with the school system in France to help students learn English and form connections with English-speaking countries, she felt that working to give students international opportunities was the right call for her. She is very excited to be working with the team in the Education Abroad office and to serve the student body here at PCC.