Originally from Birmingham, England, but now living in Valencia, Spain for the past 3 years. Completed my degree in Exercise Science, graduating with Honors, from East Tennessee State University.
What is your favorite travel memory?
My favorite travel memory has to be my trip last Christmas to Brazil. It is a country I have always wanted to visit because I am a big football fan, and so it was a dream come true to visit the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.
I made the trip to see a good friend from university, who is from the south of Brazil, and so it was a fantastic opportunity to stay with her and her family and get to know the true Brazilian culture through them.
How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?
Euroace has been a great opportunity for me, both personally and professionally. Professionally, I have learned so much about the international education sector and grown in my career, learning many new skills and how to handle many different situations when it comes to dealing with clients.
On a personal level, Euroace has made me more confident as I have assumed more and more responsibilities during my time here. I have noticed that I have grown to better manage difficult situations as well as a high workload. I would say I am a better problem solver now and much better at time management.
What is the best story you've heard from a return student?
One story I enjoyed hearing was from one of our summer students last year. She loved her host family living experience so much that she actually returned to Valencia to visit them and stay with them. It's great that she wanted to return to Valencia because of the high-quality service our host families provide.
If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?
I would definitely choose a Gap Year program, customizing it to include Spanish classes, host family living, and soccer coaching. This would be a combination of a Spanish and Sports program, which are two of my main passions! It would enable me to meet people on my Spanish course and also use my Spanish outside of the classroom, by coaching football to youngsters at a local football club.
What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?
Euroace is unique because the whole team is experienced and highly skilled in the services we provide. We are a study abroad organization, and almost all of our staff have studied abroad in the past. What's more, we speak many languages and come from a range of educational and geographical backgrounds, making us a unique team with a lot to offer our international students!
What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?
The most important part of a company is the people who make it work! In order to be successful, the team needs to be on the same page, working towards the same goals.
We are all dedicated to our mission of providing the best service we can for our students and we support each other, to make this happen.