Vice President for Academic Programs
Avid Reader • Curious Traveler • Cooking Aficionada • Mother • Exercise Fan
“I am a professional student at heart, so my career in international educational exchanges has helped me continually learn, grow, and mature into the person I am today. I enjoy walking down similar paths with my students, supporting their learning and development abroad. I have the best job in the world helping students realize their goals so they can make the world a better place for us all.”
Maritheresa (MT) completed her undergraduate work in international politics at the Pennsylvania State University and received her Master of Arts and Ph.D. in International Relations at Georgetown University.
MT first studied abroad in Salamanca, Spain as a Penn State undergrad. She conducted her doctoral research in Portugal. She lived outside the U.S. for more than 25 years in Spain, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland, and Greece. MT travels extensively, recently adding a “sola” trip to Rapa Nui (Easter Island).
Did You Know?
MT speaks five languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and French.