To contact your Campus Director, find your school below!
School: UC Berkeley
Campus Director(s): Alexandrea Dunham, Laura McFarland
Alexandrea Dunham is a sophomore at UC Berkeley studying Biological Anthropology. In the winter of 2018, she discovered LE and was immediately drawn to the Romania program. After a summer of personal growth, gorgeous sunflowers, and fostering education, Alexandrea knew she had to continue bringing LE's mission to UC Berkeley as a Campus Director. Outside of LE, Alexandrea loves backpacking, film, and travel—and hopes to one day continue working with nonprofits by creating documentaries.
Laura McFarland is a junior at UC Berkeley studying Environmental Policy and Management with an emphasis in U.S. Environmental Law. Born and raised in the Bay Area, she loves to travel and jumped at the opportunity to live in a foreign country for the summer. She volunteered through the Croatia program and feels so fortunate to have made such incredible connections with her host family and friends there, living both on the coast in Biograd and inland in Koprivnica. After returning to visit her Croatian friends once more several months later, Laura knew that LE was a once in a lifetime opportunity and wants to share that with everyone on the Berkeley campus!
School: University of Maryland
Campus Director(s): Alexandra Melinchok, Sara Glasser
Alexandra Melinchok is a senior at the University of Maryland, College Park studying Government and Economics. Alex volunteered in Las Tablas, Panama this past summer, where she had an insanely meaningful and rewarding experience. She loved learning about Panamanian culture and improving her Spanish, but her favorite part of the experience was the relationships she made in her host community. Outside of LE, Alex is involved with various social justice and advocacy organizations on campus including Student Government. She also loves salsa and bachata. She is so excited to be returning to LE to help spread their mission as a Campus Director this year!
Sara Glasser is incredibly excited to stay involved in Learning Enterprises as Campus Director at the University of Maryland, College Park. She got her start with Learning Enterprises with an unforgettable trip to Egevar, Hungary in summer 2018 where she had the most unforgettable summer of her life so far. Sara is a senior music education and oboe performance major and is about to begin student teaching in preparation for becoming a K-12 band and orchestra director. Outside of her musical commitments, Sara enjoys learning about other cultures and languages, traveling, and nature.
School: Georgetown University
Campus Director(s): Alice Gao
Alice Gao is a sophomore at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, studying International Economics with a minor in Jewish Civilization. On campus, she works with the Center for Social Justice to tutor youths in the D.C. area. She enjoys watching bad romcoms and having her heart broken by the Philadelphia Eagles in her free time. Alice spent summer 2019 teaching with LE in Mongolia, where she fell in love with the country and the program. She is excited to continue her involvement with LE as Georgetown's Campus Director.
School: George Washington University
Campus Director(s): Victoria Yorio, Isabella Spradlin
Victoria Yorio is originally from New Jersey and attends George Washington University in Washington D.C. She is currently in her third year and is a double major in Arabic and International Relations with a concentration in international economics. She participated last summer in LE Poland and loved her experience so much so that she decided to apply to be a GW Program Director. She is looking forward to assisting the GW and LE community in their goals for the year and spreading awareness about this amazing organization. In her spare time, she likes to travel and go to the beach.
Isabella Spradlin is a sophomore at the George Washington University studying Economics and International Affairs. She is from San Jose, California and was a volunteer with LE Hungary during PY19. Isabella considers the time she spent teaching English and experiencing Hungarian hospitality and culture as the most positive, formative experience she has had as an adult and college student. She is eager to spread awareness about the value of volunteering to teach ESL through LE and extremely excited to continue a formal affiliation with LE this year as co-campus director at GW.
School: California Polytechnic State University
Campus Director(s): Celia King, Jordan Wiley
Celia King is third-year Liberal Studies Major at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, originally from Sacramento, California. She is studying to become a teacher, and would love to teach fourth or fifth grade! She volunteered with the Poland 2019 program, loved every second of her experience, and can’t wait to share how wonderful LE is with the students of Cal Poly! This program changed her life, and she is so happy to have made new friends from around the world.
Jordan Wiley is a fourth-year at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in California, majoring in Communication Studies. She plans to earn her multiple subject teaching credentials once she graduates in the spring. Jordan spent this past summer volunteering with Learning Enterprises in Mauritius. Now, she is looking forward to helping fellow Cal Poly students find great opportunities by volunteering with LE. Along with working with children, Jordan also enjoys running, spending time with friends and family, and the beach.
School: UC Santa Barbara
Campus Director(s): Michaele Dietzel, Jamie Chen
Michaele Dietzel is a sophomore at the University of California, Santa Barbara studying Environmental Science and Spanish. She is so excited to continue her involvement with Learning Enterprises and share her experience with others on her campus. She volunteered with the Poland program in the summer of 2019 and fell in love with the country and the incredible people that lived there. She hopes to help other people find the same fulfillment she did through volunteering abroad. As this is only the second year that LE has been present at UCSB, she hopes to solidify its place and make it a well-known organization on-campus. In addition to working with Learning Enterprises, Michaele spends her free time with friends, surfing, gardening or at the gym.
Jamie Chen is currently in her third year at UC Santa Barbara, studying Environmental Science with a minor in Art. She loved her time with PY 2019 Croatia, where her passion for education and travel developed while working with kids and being able to learn new cultures. Jamie is incredibly excited to return to LE as Campus Director to share her passion for volunteerism. She looks forward to expanding the LE family and sharing her experience with recruits!
School: California State University, Chico
Campus Director(s): Rianna Basurto
Rianna Basurto is finishing up her last year at California State University, Chico. She is majoring in Business Administration with a focus in Marketing, along with a minor in International Business. Volunteering with Learning Enterprises in Hungary last year only furthered her passion for service, education, and cross-cultural exchange. The relationships she built with her students, host families, community, as well as volunteers was one of the most incredible things she’s experienced. Since she left Hungary she was looking forward to applying to be the program director and is thrilled to help other volunteers through the process of immersing themselves into the Hungarian culture, language, and lifestyle. Aside from LE, in her alone time she enjoys reading, drawing, and writing poetry. Most importantly she loves hanging out with friends, traveling, and photography. Rianna is looking forward to meeting the Hungary PY 2020 volunteers, and making this a positive worldly experience to last them a lifetime.
School: Temple University
Campus Director(s): Gavin Redican, Amy Gantumur
Gavin Redican is a junior at Temple University majoring in Economics and Global Security with a Spanish minor. Gavin volunteered with LE Panama in the summer of 2018. Learning Enterprises brought him amazing memories, language skills, a passion for global volunteerism, and lifelong friends from all over the world. For these reasons, he is excited to prolong LE’s presence at Temple and help others have similar experiences. This past summer, he studied abroad at Temple Rome and interned as a journalist with Wanted in Rome. At Temple, Gavin is a member of Alpha Tau Omega, a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters, and a Study Abroad Ambassador.
Amartaivan Gantumur graduated Hobby School of Mongolia in 2018. Currently, she is studying at Temple University as a sophomore, majoring in Tourism and Hospitality Management. She helped many disabled children through Archilles International Mongolia and helped organize Ted X events in high school. Amartaivan also enjoys playing chess and has played it since she was 9 years old along with singing and playing musical instruments including the piano and the guitar. When she was in 10th grade, she joined a musical band called “The Lavenders” and had played many shows. In 2019 June, Amartaivan taught English to Mongolian kids for a month with Learning Enterprises.
School: Leiden University College - The Hague
Campus Director(s): Hannah Fase
Hannah Fase is a senior majoring in World Politics at Leiden University College. She is born and raised in The Netherlands and hopes to bring some more European vibes to Learning Enterprises. She spent the past summer in Thailand, and had the time of her life! Hannah will return to Thailand in 2020 as Program Director and is beyond excited. She is very passionate about education and equal opportunities. Some other interests include politics, debate, photography and the Sabai-Sabai Thai lifestyle.
School: Michigan State University
Campus Director(s): Erin Marchert
Erin Marchert is from Chicago and is the Campus Director for Michigan State. She is a senior majoring in Linguistics and minoring in Arabic and Communicative Sciences and Disorders. Erin spent last summer teaching English in Poland and had the most amazing experience! She is so excited to help guide other students at MSU to their life-changing journeys with LE!
School: Purdue University
Campus Director(s): Hadassah Zirkle
Hadassah Zirkle is a sophomore studying Elementary Education, Spanish, and English as a Second Language at Purdue University. Hadassah began her involvement with LE as a volunteer for Panama in PY 2019. She is very excited to bring LE to her campus this year as the first Campus Director at Purdue.