Position title: Director for International Internships
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As the Director for International Internships, I primarily manage and guide the intern abroad advisors to develop high-quality professional opportunities specifically for undergraduate Badgers all over the world.
I was the first in my family to study abroad when I spent my senior year of high school in Madrid, Spain and discovered how much I enjoyed learning Spanish. When I was an undergraduate at UW-Madison majoring in Spanish, LACIS and Journalism, I studied abroad again on a semester-long program in Quito, Ecuador. I was fortunate enough to be awarded a summer internship scholarship through L&S Career Services (now SuccessWorks) to allow me to be able to do an international internship in Buenos Aires, Argentina at a trilingual online magazine. After graduation I earned a Masters in Journalism from La Universidad Tocuato di Tella in Buenos Aires allowing me to work at one of the country’s leading newspapers, La Nación, in addition to serving as an advisor and public relations associate for a company that brought students from the U.S. to do media internships in Argentina. I lived again in Spain for three years where I taught English and wrote freelance articles before returning to Madison. I was fortunate to join IIP as a graduate intern in 2014 while earning a Masters degree in Spanish literature and started full time as the advisor for Latin America and Spain the following summer. I was proud to have been recognized with the International Division’s 2018 Early Career Award. I am very lucky to have a job that allows me to travel for work and help students get abroad as well!