How can we employ self-compassion, self-care, and resilience in the COVID-19 pandemic so that we can better care for others?

As educators, we care for others often at the sacrifice of our own needs. This Collegial Conversation is designed to help our community of supporters articulate their needs and challenges during this crisis and provide mechanisms of support under the framework of self-compassion and resilience.

Part one of two, our next session will focus on how we can support our students, scholars, and other stakeholders.

Maria Almendares

Maria Almendares
University of Wyoming
Maria Almendares is currently an immigration coordinator, international students and scholars at the University of Wyoming. She has served as a mentor for UW Football managed operations for the Laramie Colts Collegiate Baseball Club. She presented on “Practicing Self-Care in International Education”...

Althea Gordon

Althea Gordon
The University of the West Indies
Althea Gordon is the senior assistant registrar in the International Students Office at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus in Jamaica. A position she has held since August 1, 2008 managing mobility partnerships, the recruitment of international students and the preparation of bids...

Alex Markman

Alex Markman
Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
Alex Markman is the director of international programs at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. With over 18 years in international education and professional experience in the US and Argentina, Alex has been the founding director of international cooperation departments at two universities. Trained in...