On March 16, I will be presenting at The National Postdoctoral Association‘s annual conference in San Francisco. The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is a member-driven organization that provides a voice for postdoctoral scholars and aims to enhance the quality of the postdoctoral experience in the U.S. I will be presenting on the work that I am doing at UC Berkeley to support international spouses of postdocs, visiting scholars, researchers and graduate students. Specifically, I will talking about the 10-week long course that I developed and teach called “Creating a Fulfilling Life in America.” I will be co-presenting with Sam Castaneda, director of the Visiting Scholar and Postdoctoral Affairs Office at UC Berkeley. Here’s a link to the description of my presentation.
On March 30, I will be presenting at the Families in Global Transition (FIGT) conference in Washington, D.C.
FIGT has, for over ten years, led the worldwide community in empowering families and those who serve them in global transition. FIGT is the premier advocate and educational resource for families, organizations and service providers. They build their global community by bringing together corporate, diplomatic, academic, the arts, military, missionary, and NGO sectors to share and develop leading edge research and concepts that address international relocation issues. I will be co-presenting with Gwyn Dukes from Stanford University and Jennifer Recklet Tasi from MIT on the topic: Supporting International Spouses at American Universities: 3 Models. Here’s a link to a description of the presentation.
Stop by and introduce yourself if you’re at one of these conferences!