Category: Career and Professional Development for International Educators

Baden-Württemberg Seminar: A Professional Development Experience in Germany

Wednesday, May 31
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
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Explore the benefits of participation in the Baden- Württemberg Seminar, a professional development opportunity sponsored by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.

Shannon Quinn

Program Manager, UW Study Abroad
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Shannon Quinn serves as Program Manager for Advising and Scholarships at the University of Washington’s Study Abroad office. In this role, she oversees outbound exchange and study abroad advising, liaises with the UW’s partner institutions and third-party providers, and connects students with scholarship opportunities.

Prior to returning to her alma mater, Shannon spent nearly a decade working in international and higher education in Japan, including advising at Temple University and Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), and three years managing student services for CIEE’s Study Center in Tokyo.

Shannon earned a B.A. in International Studies and M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration at the University of Washington. While in graduate school, she received a Blakemore Freeman Fellowship to study advanced Japanese at the Stanford University-administered Inter-University Center for Japanese Studies in Yokohama, Japan.

Rachel Walker

International Admissions & Recruitment
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ

Rachel Walker is an International Student Recruiter and Admissions Counselor at Northern Arizona University. In her role at NAU, she serves on the admission and scholarship committee, as a DSO/ARO, and maintains the international partnership and recruitment territory of Europe and Eurasia. Walker enjoys assisting incoming international and exchange students with their pre-arrival preparations through a variety of mediums, including social media and virtual platforms.

Prior to working in International Admissions and Recruitment, Walker worked in International Student and Scholar Services and in communicative language teaching. Her time spent studying and working abroad in Germany and Russia invoked a passion for enhancing mobility options for students from this region.

Walker holds a Master of Arts degree in German Language, Culture, and Pedagogy from the University of Arizona. Her interest in German Higher Education led her to apply for the Baden-Wuerttemberg Seminar 2016, where participants learned in-depth about the education system and partnership opportunities through presentations and networking directly in Germany.