What inspired you to work in this field? My interest and passion for traveling and studying abroad started early. When I was 15, I came to the U.S. for the first time to improve my English and live in upstate New York for a summer with an American family. After that, I knew I wanted to travel and study beyond my home county, Spain. I finished my BA in Advertising and Public Relations in Italy and my MA in Corporate Communications in Denmark. And I’ve never stopped after that.
International education shaped my young adult days, opened my mind, and gave me experiences that, otherwise, I’d never have had if I had stayed in Spain. All of these experiences made me realize how lucky I am and that I had to give back to all those students who wanted to do the same thing I did. That’s when I knew I wanted to utilize my marketing and communications skills to promote international education.
What are the challenges you've faced? Working in this field as a non-native English speaker, it’s hard sometimes. There are moments when I am unsure if I am communicating things correctly, or my inner saboteur comes and makes me doubt myself. These feelings are entirely normal and part of learning every day. And this happens in every aspect of our lives, whether at work, living in a foreign country, or learning a new language. Then I remembered where I am right now, and all those situations made me stronger and the woman I am today.
What do you hope to achieve in the future? To continue working in global marketing and education and utilize my language skills as much as possible. Provide other students worldwide with the possibility of getting international and affordable education, especially those students who don’t have the means or don’t know where to start. It can be intimidating, but it’s possible, and the outcome is priceless.
If you can give 1 or 2 pieces of advice to our prospective international students, what would it be? Please do it. Do it even if it seems scary or it is your first time abroad. You are not going to regret it even for a moment. You will gain not only a new language but experiences and new friends. Most likely, this experience will shape your future and how you see the world and advance your career.