Sonja Lind is an incredibly invested higher education professional. She has a wealth of first-hand experience in the world of international education and study abroad. In my 2 years of working with Sonja, I saw her expand on a pre-existing study abroad program to the point where it was something totally new and exciting for students. She was intentional about building strong connections with faculty members who had previous experience with study abroad and welcomed other faculty who were interested in exploring it for the first time. Sonja is also student-oriented. She is aware that not all students have the option of studying abroad and she brings the international feel to campus where it is accessible by programming monthly events and highlighting areas of the world that are not as well-known to the average student. She connects with people one-on-one and sees opportunities for growth and education where others might see challenges. She is an excellent asset in creating a culture of global education. [LinkedIn]

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