As an undergraduate student at Slippery Rock University, Jamie studied in Alcalá de Henares, Spain with an Embedded Program and later for a full semester. After graduating with a B.A. in Biology and Spanish she continued her education at Lock Haven University, where she earned a B.S. in Secondary Education. During this time Jamie completed a portion of her student teaching at Granada College in Granada, Spain. Prior to becoming an Education Abroad Adviser at Penn State, Jamie worked in the College of Engineering as a Program Coordinator in the Center for Engineering Outreach and Inclusion. She earned a Master’s degree in Workforce Education in May 2017 and is currently pursuing a PhD in the same field. Jamie is originally from Central PA, growing up not far from Penn State. She loves to travel with her family and has a passion for learning about new cultures.
Read below to find out a bit more about Jamie:
Where have you studied or lived abroad?
Alcala de Henares, Spain & Granada, Spain.
What is your favorite place you've traveled and why?
This is a hard question to answer. However, I would have to say Bora Bora. It truly is paradise, very relaxing and yet there is always something to do around the island. The locals are amazing, they go out of their way to help.
What is the one item you can't travel without?
My Kindle or a book.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love to read, I make time to read (for fun) everyday. I set a goal for myself every year to read 1 book a week. For the most part, I reach that goal.
Tell us one thing people probably don't know about you.
I am a certified SCUBA diver.