Kalbrener is currently a program manager for study abroad programs at University of Oregon's GEO (Global Education Oregon) and enjoys living in her native Pacific Northwest. She previously directed international programs in Region XI, working with international exchange students at both undergraduate and graduate levels and managed international partnerships and agreements. She has also been privileged to live in the UK where she coordinated programs and advising for study abroad student in Britain and Ireland and n Region XII where she coordinated a program for international bridge students. Kristen has degrees from Pacific Lutheran University, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and SIT's graduate institute. A member of NAFSA's Trainer Corps for the past six years, she has trained at NAFSA conferences and online in office management, intercultural communications, study abroad program develop and advising. She enjoys exploring language and cultures, and has also worked in corporate meeting and event management.