Ingrid has directed NC State’s Study Abroad Office since 1996. She previously served as assistant director of study abroad at UNC-Chapel Hill, and taught ESL at a community college. Her many secret lives prior to international education include work in a publishing house, in a lung transplant program, in a vocational rehab program for adolescents with autism, and in a high school as an English and German teacher. Most notorious is her four year backpacking trip around the world, during which she is rumored to have eaten goanna lizards.
Ingrid has her BA (English and German) and MALS (Languages and Literature) from Wesleyan University, and teacher certification from UNC-Chapel Hill. She is also the recipient of a 1998 Fulbright Grant for International Education Administrators, based in Japan.
As Director of Study Abroad, Ingrid develops and implements policies related to credit-bearing international programs, and oversees program development and operations. As Associate Vice Provost for International Affairs, she regularly represents the Office of International Affairs as it works to integrate global perspectives into all aspects of the university’s mission. Ingrid launched the Global Perspectives Certificate, one of the first formally approved, university wide undergraduate certificate programs; serves on NC State’s Committee on Undergraduate Education to develop and implement its General Education Program; co-leads NC State’s participation in the ACE “At Home in the World” project; is active on the Common Reading selection committee; served on the 2011 student success task force for the university strategic plan; and represents NC State on the UNC system’s University Council on International Programs.