Graduate School Work

“If you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, your life will be safe, expedient and thin”-Katherine Butler Hathaway

Facilitator, Teacher, Creator


A Day in the life at The Monterey Institute of International Studies

Student Government at MIIS

please click on International Education Mangagement 1st year representative

Student Chair of the Immersive Learning Funding Program

BUILD Portuguese

Each semester numerous students at MIIS teach others about their passion with other languages. This enables our unique community to be exposed to the over 40 languages spoken at the institute. I contributed by teaching a beginner level of Portuguese. Here’s a picture from class

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NAFSA Conference- A picture of our group from the regional NAFSA conference in San Diego in November of 2013



Fall 2013

Marketing/Recruiting in Educational Institutions

Objectives Completed

1) Understanding how student recruitment fits into the principles of enrollment management, the complexities of “the agent database”

2) Evaluated customer market opportunities and segment

3) Created a marketing value proposition

4) Managed marketing decisions in a changing environment and collected and used market information through research

5) Created and managed educational products

6) Selected channels of delivery for services

7) Developed promotional programs to attract and increase enrollment

8) Understanding of pricing structure and the determination of pricing v. value of services

Sample Deliverable

California Recruitment Marketing Plan Proposal

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Budgeting in Educational Institutions

Objectives Completed

1) Understanding budget elements, the role of the budget manager and the phases of the budget cycle

2) Recognize the variables involved in budget management

3) Appreciate the link between institutional planning and budget management of educational organizations

4) Demonstrate analytical skills by applying course concepts to case studies focused on educational budget management

5) Apply obtained competencies (knowledge, skills and attitudes) on a budget team for a program, department or organization

Sample Deliverable

Alpha University Annual Budget Board Presentation

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Comparative International Education

Objectives Completed

1) Articulate the breadth and variety of international education systems by comparing structures, influences (historical, cultural, philosophical, political and economic) and issues of diversity and equity between national systems.

2) Discuss the roles of international organizations, regional organizations, NGO’s, national governments, local governments and educators in the delivery of education across nations

3) Described in detail the structures, prominent influences and issues shaping the education system of Brazil

Sample Deliverable

Comparison of Chilean and Brazilian Education Systems

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Spanish 320 Latin America and Politics

Objectives Completed

1) Oral Speaking skills will expand by giving presentations and answering questions about them. Students will discuss assigned topics and interview a native speaker.

2) Reading Extensive reading is required for this course. The quantity of reading and the variety of genres including– essay, expository and argumentative texts, article, interview, autobiography, will provide students the opportunity to take reading up to a higher level.

3) Listening Audio comprehension will expand watching the news, documentaries, and listening to students’ presentations in class.

4) Writing Students will write a three-page research paper, which will be due at the end of the semester.

5) Culture Students will emerge from this course with an understanding of the history and current issues in Latin America, including society, ethnicity, urbanization, education, ecology, and economics.

6) Grammar includes uses of reflexive verbs, hypothesis, probability, compound tenses, ser and estar, por and para, comparisons and the superlative, and indirect discourse.

Sample Deliverable

Brazil’s Education System

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International Education Policy

Objectives Completed

1) Became familiar with terminology, definitions and basic approaches

2) Understanding the dynamics of globalization and internationalization

3) The interplay between national, regional and global influences

4) The relationship between multinational, non governmental organizations and national organizations

5) Analyzed interrelationships between policy and practice

Sample Deliverables

OECD Columbia Presentation

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Bologna Process Policy Summary

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Developing Intercultural Training in Organizations

Objectives Completed

1) Increase cultural self-awareness/identity and awareness of other cultures.

2) Understand cross-cultural theories and models from an intercultural and global perspective.

3) Examine the basic assumptions and issues of intercultural communication and cross-cultural human relations.

 4) Learn how to analyze an organization’s needs regarding cultural complexity – identifying their challenges, conducting needs assessments and developing an effective, customized intercultural training.

5) Explore intercultural training design, using a variety of methods, such as role-play, team building, case studies, short videos, critical incidents and simulations.

6) Review basic intercultural topics, including perception, cultural patterns of thinking and behavior, styles of communication, assumptions and values, and cultural adaptation.

7) Acquire new skills & knowledge to train and lead global and multicultural teams.

Sample Deliverable

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Spring 2014

International Student Scholar Services

Staff Management in International Context

International Education Design and Assessment

Latin American Public Policy and Development

Developmental Economics

Portuguese-Brazilian Sustainable Development

Educational Foundations

Social Media and World Events

Proposal Writing in International Development

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