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As the Manager of Marketing and Publicity, Carrie is responsible for the strategy and execution behind garnering more student interest and participation for study abroad. With the assistance of other marketing and communications staff, including peer advisors and student recruiters, she creates, oversees and executes marketing strategy both on and offline at the multiple ASU campuses.
Before joining the ASU Study Abroad Office, Carrie worked a number of roles related to international education and the student experience, including as a faculty member at a small liberal arts college in Minnesota and an editor for various meaningful travel and study abroad organizations. Carrie’s first experience abroad was in France during high school complete with a Parisian family homestay. Once a college student, she declared a major in Spanish and was incessantly on the pursuit of cultural immersion that led to her fluency in the language now.
Her own experiences as a first-generation college student fuel her passion for helping ASU students see study abroad not only as a possibility, but as a necessity.
Phone: (480) 727-9635
Professional contributions to the field of international education:
Why Carrie works in study abroad: I still remember that freeing feeling I had the moment my mom picked me up from the Chicago O'Hare airport and I called my friend back in Spain. We spoke entirely in Spanish and it made me realize I'm capable of far more than I thought. Creating experiences and showing students that they, too, can have experiences like these is why I work in study abroad.
Advice for students preparing to go abroad: Be firm about your goals but flexible in how you accomplish them. When traveling in your downtime, get your incidentals booked (transportation and housing) and have a rough idea of what things/places you want to see and experience. Once you're there, allow yourself to be flexible with your plans in case you discover something that isn't advertised or well known!
One of the most important lessons Carrie learned while studying abroad or traveling: The world makes sense to people in so many different ways that I could never have imagined without leaving my small Midwestern hometown.