Ashley Houston is Masters in Intercultural Relations student at Lesley University. She is passionate about International Education and promoting global citizenship.
Adventure seeking risk taker: Bungy jumped at 47 meters high into the Waikato River in Taupo. It is the highest water touch bungy in New Zealand.
Study Abroad-Japan: I did a semester at Kansai Gaidai University in 2007. My coursework included Japanese language and culture, contemporary issues in Japan, and Peace Studies. I created an extensive presentation on the conflict in Darfur. I used my days off to travel all over the southern islands of Kyushu and Okinawa.
Concordia Language Villages: Taught Japanese and Spanish for 6 summers and Spanish for 1. Served in various other capacities: Weekend Progam Dean, Assistant Dean, Staff Counselor, 2-week Curriculum Facilitator, Environmental Programs Leader,Senior Counselor, Peace Service Organizer, Arts and Culture Programmer, and Waterfront Spotter . www.concordialang...
Capella University: Academic Advisor for Master's programs in the School of Public Service Leadership. Manage a case load of about 800 learners. Coach them through problems & work toward the development of productive solutions & personal empowerment. Advise adult learners on successfully navigating the challenges of balancing higher education, work, & life obstacles. Conduct advising appointments to provide policy-related information, resources, academic planning support & career guidance
Capella University: As an Engagement Specialist & Engagement Representative I increased learner registration & program persistence through active outreach; provided excellent customer service by assessing learner needs, suggesting appropriate services and responding to questions, which resulted in greater learner satisfaction with institution; generated 77 referrals in 2009 making up 16% of Advising Department referrals in a department of over 130 employees