Education Abroad Advising & Accounts Specialist
As part of the International Center, I serve as the main point of contact for the three Macalester-led semester programs: Perspectives on Globalization in the Netherlands; Globalization, Society, & the Environment in South Africa; and the German Studies program in Germany and Austria. Additionally, I oversee most of the billing and financial arrangements related to Study Away, insurance for Study Away students, and coordination of special projects.
I'm trained as a geographer, with a B.A. and M.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For my graduate degree, I conducted fieldwork in South India, researching the causes of debt among small farmers. As part of my undergraduate degree, I studied at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and completed a museum internship in London. Prior to joining Macalester in 2013, I worked in the Off-Campus Study Office at Grinnell College.
In my spare time, I love to cook, read fiction, and spend time outdoors. I've also been taking Hispanic Studies courses here at Mac, which have been fantastic!
Neela advises for the following study away programs