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Emily Keene

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Emily Keene

Director, Custom and Collaborative Programs

Start Date

April 2005


Mom • Spanish-Speaker • Mexican Food Enthusiast • Amateur Photographer

Emily Beck

“I appreciate the incredible impact that study abroad can have on a student’s life, and I have enjoyed helping facilitate study abroad experiences for students throughout my career at IFSA, from my first position as a program advisor to my time as an interim resident director in Chile to my current role helping support customized programs.”


Emily graduated magna cum laude from Hanover College with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and a minor in political science, and earned a Leadership Development Certificate from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Travel Experience

Emily’s first trip abroad was to Spain and France as a high school senior, during which time she was bit by the international travel bug. Studying abroad a few years later at the Universidad del Valle de Atemajac in Guadalajara, Mexico solidified her goal to seek a career in education abroad. Emily’s most memorable travel experiences as an IFSA employee have been to Havana, Cuba, and Machu Picchu in Peru.

Did You Know?

Emily was valedictorian of her Indianapolis-area high school graduating class.