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Chelsea Kindred

Academic Programs International (API)

Chelsea Kindred is director of alumni development and research at Academic Programs International (API), an international education organization based in Austin, Texas. Chelsea manages API’s alumni development programs and research projects, where her responsibilities include drafting curriculum, facilitating training, managing and providing professional contextualization of the international experience for participants. Chelsea has presented at national and regional levels on many topics, including alumni development, diversity and inclusion, social media/technology, and orientation strategies. Chelsea earned a BA from the University of Texas at Austin and an MFA from Chatham University. Chelsea wrote the “Re-Entry: Advising Strategies and Programming” chapter in NAFSA’s Guide to Education Abroad: 4th Edition and was lead trainer for the 2016 and 2017 NAFSA annual conferences Current Topic Workshop: Current Trends in Education Abroad Alumni Programming. She recently co-authored a journal for the education abroad returnee experience, a NAFSA publication released in 2018.