In 2007 I left my home town of Riverside, California to study at the University of Stirling. My time at Stirling allowed me to complete a BSc (Hons) in Animal Biology and an MSc in Environmental Science with specific research in invasive ladybird species and the identification of commercial pesticides by bumblebees. Stirling also presented the opportunity to undertake various roles that focused on improving the international student experience. I joined Arcadia in April of 2014 as the Scottish Student Services Officer which allows me to share my passion for Scotland and Scottish culture with new international students. In my spare time I try to travel as much as possible throughout Scotland, the UK and the rest of Europe.