Student Affairs Manager
M.A. in International Education Management
Middlebury Institute of International Studies of Monterey (CA, USA)
B.A. in Biology, Society, and the Environment (Minor in Chemistry and Spanish)
University of Minnesota Twin Cities (MN, USA)
After studying biology in undergrad, Maren’s career path took a turn to international education. She spent two years teaching math in Burkina Faso with the Peace Corps. This also included collaborating on a national science camp and developing a school library and women’s and girls’ empowerment projects. Next, Maren headed for the wilderness of Wyoming to work for the National Outdoor Leadership School, supporting custom backcountry programs. In 2016 Maren earned a master’s in international education management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, where she participated in the Peace Corps Coverdell and Intercultural Digital Storytelling Fellowship programs. During grad school, she led Babson College’s BRIC program, traveling with students for a semester across Russia, China, and India. Maren worked as an international programs advisor at the University of Michigan, helping engineering students find international opportunities. Most recently, she traveled with students on an SIT International Honors Program to the US, Ecuador, Malawi, and Italy looking at food systems.