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Emily Kirsch, PhD

Director of International Relations and Partnerships
UCLA Extension
Academy Coach, Region XII

Dr. Emily Kirsch is passionate about the field of international education and believes in the power of cultural exchange to bridge divides and forge connections. She brings a deep background in strategic international marketing, recruitment, admissions, and immigration to her role at UCLA Extension, where she's responsible for international relations and partnership management. Her 13-year career in international education began with her undergraduate degree in International Studies from Cal Poly Humboldt, where she spent a semester studying abroad in China. She went on to earn her Masters in International Education at SIT Graduate Institute, and for her PhD in Leadership for International and Intercultural Education at University of Minnesota, she focused on researching ethical internationalization.