Lindsay Heiser Barger

Position title: Study Abroad Advisor & Program Manager


355 Red Gym


As a Study Abroad Advisor, I manage a varied portfolio of programs, mainly focusing on global health and environmental field studies. I attended UW-Stevens Point, where I studied English, French, and Natural Resources Management while working full time. Studying forestry, land use, and renewable energy on a summer program in Germany and Poland solidified my interest in how scientific topics are communicated to the public. I completed a Master of Arts in English at UW-Eau Claire with a focus in science writing. After teaching college-level English in Wisconsin, I was intent on spending time abroad again and assistant-taught English as a foreign language in Japan. I returned to the US and worked in study abroad at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before joining UW Study Abroad in 2015. I’m fueled by coffee and getting outdoors in all seasons with my family.