Assistant Director
123 Pardee Hall

Other Titles

  • Primary adviser for affiliated semester programs and Lafayette fall programs

Cara is the main adviser for affiliated semester programs and the Lafayette in London and Lafayette in Costa Rica fall programs. She is the backup adviser for the Lafayette engineering programs, and she oversees the Global Ambassadors Program. She also advises on the Gilman Scholarship and other scholarship opportunities.

Cara was a first-generation college student and studied abroad in Mexico and Guatemala as an undergraduate. She holds a B.A. in Spanish with a minor in Latin American Studies and an M.A. in International Studies. She has participated in a Fulbright International Education Administers Program in Germany and a Rotary Group Study Exchange Scholarship in India. Cara has traveled throughout Latin America and Europe, and she’s visited the West Indies, Turkey, Morocco, and India.

Her best piece of advice for travelers: Learn as much as you can about the culture you plan to visit and be informed about your own culture, especially since your own values will shape the lens through which you view others. Try to be open and learn from any differences you encounter.