Community is crucial to education abroad professionals. The Education Abroad Knowledge Community (EA KC) is your peer community of from the broad field of education abroad, including study, internships, service-learning, and research abroad. The volunteers who lead the EA KC strive to sustain and develop timely resources, tools, and model practices for the field’s professional development.

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Share experiences, give and receive advice, highlight resources to successfully mange education abroad programs, and actively engage with colleagues. The network includes a blog, an event calendar, and important announcements. Anyone can join the EA KC Network. 

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Susan Lochner Atkinson

Susan Atkinson
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Chair, Education Abroad Knowledge Community (EAKC)
Susan Lochner Atkinson, MA, is the associate director for advising in international academic programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has also worked at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and the University of Minnesota. Atkinson has been active in NAFSA for more than 20 years, has...

Autumn Beechler Stebing

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Case Western Reserve University
Chair-elect, Education Abroad Knowledge Community (EAKC)
Autumn Beechler Stebing oversees all elements of education abroad at Case Western Reserve University and works strategically with Center for International Affairs leadership to further internationalization and global citizenship on campus. Beechler Stebing has been an active member of NAFSA for the...

Bradley Titus

University of Minnesota Learning Abroad Center
2024 Annual Conference Committee Member, EA KC; Past Chair, EA KC
Bradley Titus works in the Learning Abroad Center at the University of Minnesota. He has served at the university for most of his professional career and presently is the director of institutional relations, diversity and inclusion, a position he has held since 2013. He is active in NAFSA and serves...

Emily Dougherty

Emily Dougherty
Cornell University
Regional Outreach Coordinator, EAKC
Emily Dougherty is a Senior Education Abroad Advisor at Cornell University. Prior to Cornell, she spent seven years in the Study Abroad Office at the University of North Dakota. Her experience includes being a one-person-office as well as part of a dedicated team, and she supports students on their...

Jessica Fetridge

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Northwestern University
Management Content Coordinator EAKC
Jessica is the Associate Director in the Global Learning Office at Northwestern University where she oversees student services and pre-departure orientation, manages a summer program in Barcelona, and advises on a portfolio of programs in Oceania, Spain, and the MENA region. Before coming to...

Daniel Kampsen

Dan Kampsen
Drexel University
Content Coordinator for Health and Safety, EA KC
A trained lawyer and former Fulbright Scholar, Dan is the Director of Global Safety and Operations at Drexel University. Prior to his role at Drexel, Dan was Assistant Director of International and Off-Campus Education at Lafayette College. His work focuses on the management and mitigation of risk...

Christina Thompson

Chris Thompson
Compear Global Education Network
Content Coordinator for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, EAKC
Christina “Chris” Thompson (she/her/hers) is a Founder and Managing Director of Compear Global Education Network LLC, as well as an IDEA Consultant for Be Equitable Inc. She consults with partners around the world to implement diversity and intercultural interventions. Her experience in higher...

Erica Jorgenson

Erica Jorgenson
University of Denver
Network Leader and Content Coordinator, EAKC
Born and raised in Southern California, Erica attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo for undergrad and studied abroad twice in London and Spain. After college, she moved to New Zealand to work for two years in the adventure tourism industry which paved the path for a future career leading her to the...
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