Bridget Donoghue Vornholt joined Arcadia as a member of the Institutional Engagement team in 2008 before stepping into the role of Associate Director of Student Engagement. Bridget has experience in the classroom, supporting students, working in admission as a school administrator, and working for a foreign NGO. She works closely with her colleagues on the Institutional Engagement, Academic, and Student Services Teams in support of students and has enjoyed visiting many of Arcadia's programs in her years with The College of Global Studies.
Prior to her life with Arcadia, Bridget worked for a private school system in Anaheim, California where she held several positions including part-time Art teacher, Activities Director, and campus Assistant Director. She then served as Programs Officer for the British Council, where she established the Council’s presence on the west coast, working in collaboration with the British Embassy and Consulate offices. In her role there, Bridget was instrumental in promoting institutions in the United Kingdom to high school, undergraduate, and graduate student audiences throughout the region. Utilizing this knowledge she later served on the NAFSA Consular Affairs Liaison Subcommittee of the EA Regulatory Practice Committee, advising students, parents, and administrators on UK Visa regulations.
Bridget had her first experience with study abroad at the age of 7 when her family took part in an exchange spending several months in Sweden while her father was a visiting student at Uppsala University. She went on to earn her degrees from California State University Fullerton and Fullerton College and undertook a semester abroad experience in Cambridge, England.