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 as Manager of Education Abroad at Portland Community College allows her to work 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 when they are exploring with how to integrate, or re-integrate, into a culture and the impact that experience 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 20+ 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 and Blazers fan and loves to spend time outdoors with her family.
Adriane Bolliger, Education Abroad Specialist
Part-time, office hours: Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
Adriane Bolliger began her adventures in International Education as a high school study abroad student to France in the mid 2000’s. After returning home, she knew she wanted to create opportunities for students to have similar life-changing experiences through international travel. Adriane went on to study, work, and live abroad in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East during the 2010’s.
During her 10+ years in international education, Adriane has sent local students overseas, welcomed international students to study in the United States, and facilitated cultural programming for college campuses. She enjoys learning about and celebrating art, music, and fashion from around the world. When not at work, Adriane enjoys cooking, cycling, and hiking with her family.