GSLS Alumni Profile: Carmeisha Huckleby
Where do you call home?
Where are you currently living?
Where did you go to school for undergraduate/graduate studies?
Michigan State University
Please describe your current career/educational endeavors. Where are you currently employed/studying? What are your future plans?
I'm currently a study abroad program coordinator at the University at Albany SUNY
Please describe your past international experiences. How have these experiences impacted your current career/personal goals?
I've studied abroad in Japan, but have also visited Dubai, Egypt, Ghana, Abu Dhabi, China, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Taiwan, and Canada. These experiences prepared me for my current position by helping me gain intercultural competence, teaching me about the challenges people face while abroad, and showing me how much personal growth can happen while abroad. I am excited to be able to share these experiences with my students.
When did you attend the GSLS?
I attended the conference in New Orleans in 2015.
Please describe how your experience at GSLS has impacted your current professional path.
Attending the conference not only gave me the chance to meet professionals in the field and network with them, but it also provided me with the opportunity to improve my presentation skills.
What advice would you give to college students about taking advantage of international travel?
In a globalized society, taking advantage of international travel is very important because it prepares you for diversity within the workforce, helps you gain cultural understanding and patience, and is a great opportunity for personal growth.