Samantha Antoine joins the International Center’s Global Engagement and Education Abroad team from Northwood Graduate and Family Housing at U-M where she worked for three years implementing community programs and supporting the largely international population. Prior to working at U-M, she was a Senior Academic Advisor at Kent State University’s College of Communication and Information where she was responsible for global initiatives including study abroad advising, assisting ESL students transitioning into the college, and developing intercultural professional development opportunities for staff. She is particularly interested in building intercultural competencies across campus communities, decolonization of higher education practices, and improving access and equity of campus and community resources.
As a student, Samantha studied U.S. and international politics in Washington, D.C. while interning with an international NGO. She also studied abroad in Geneva, Switzerland, completing coursework in international human rights while serving as a liaison for the United Nations Human Rights Council. She is a two-time alum of Kent State, holding a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a focus on social inequality and a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs with a Certificate in Internationalization of Higher Education.