Unlike most US passports, Sarah’s was first stamped going through immigration in French Guiana. She traveled in South America and in Europe as a child as part of an international peace organization called CISV. During her time as a student at Elon University, Sarah eagerly participated in study abroad. Her double major in Spanish and International Studies was profoundly impacted by her studies in Costa Rica, Spain and Guatemala. Sarah worked for two years as a Study Abroad and International Student Advisor at her alma mater, Elon. After learning about the field of international education behind the desk, Sarah decided to expand her perspective by teaching English in a small village in Japan through the JET Programme. Sarah is an avid runner and loves exploring cities (both in the US and abroad) by foot!
Tim grew up in Boston, Massachusetts where he developed a love for soccer and sailing. He attended University of Richmond (BA, 2007) with a double major in International Studies & Spanish and a double minor in Leadership Studies & History. His semester-long study abroad experience in Valencia, Spain sparked his interest in the field of international education and upon graduation, he moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina for a year to volunteer, travel, and perfect his Spanish language skills. Tim interned for CET before earning his MEd in International Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago (2015). He returned to CET in 2015 as member of the Campus Relations Team.
Janelle spent part of her high school years in East Asia, living with her family first in Kobe, Japan and later in Hanoi, Vietnam. She was so inspired by her early experiences that she returned to Japan to live with a host family and study in Kyoto while getting her BA in East Asian Studies from Smith College. After Smith, Janelle began studying Chinese and participated in the CET Intensive Chinese Language in Harbin program before going on to study at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center. Janelle joined the CET Campus Relations team in 2010.
Katherine was born in Northern California and has lived throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. She attended The George Washington University in Washington, DC (BA in Asian Studies, 2010) and studied abroad with CET in Harbin during the summer of 2009. Kat joined the CET staff in 2010, serving first as Asia Programs Coordinator and then Campus Relations Coordinator for the Southwest. Aside from her interest in Chinese, Kat also enjoys working on her French and Japanese and learning about costume and textile history in Asia and around the world.
A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Joe began traveling to Europe at a young age with stints in France, Belgium and Switzerland through his high school’s French department. As an undergraduate at Furman University, Joe completed an internship with the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa, Ontario, transcribing between English and French. He would go on to spend a semester abroad with a host family in Versailles, France before earning a BA in Political Science and French in 2015. Joe then earned his MA in European Studies (2017) from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. His passion for travel, language and international education ultimately led him to CET, where he joined the Campus Relations team in 2017.
Torey grew up in the Chicagoland area of Illinois and received his BA in International Affairs with a concentration in European Studies from Murray State University. While at Murray State, he took full advantage of the international opportunities offered. He studied in Regensburg (Germany) for a semester, in Beijing (China) for a summer session, in Gwangju (South Korea) for a winter term, and served as Education Abroad Office Intern. His passion for everything international has led him to choose a career path that combines travel, cross-cultural communication, and education. In his spare time, Torey enjoys playing volleyball, rowing, and traveling.
A native New Englander, Cameron graduated from Connecticut College in 2013 with a BA in Chinese Language & Literature. As a student, he completed two semesters at CET’s Intensive Chinese Language Program in Harbin and, upon graduating, returned to Harbin to serve as the program’s Resident Advisor. Through his experiences studying, working, and traveling in East and Southeast Asia, he developed a deep appreciation of the value of study abroad and is committed to providing students with the same opportunities he has been fortunate enough to have. He joined the CET Campus Relations team in 2015.