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Erin Bell

Erin Koontz Bell

Director, Global Experience Office
Office: Project Center, 2nd Floor
Erin leads the GEO in providing risk management, travel education and preparation, and administrative support to students, faculty, and staff participating in WPI-sponsored off-campus travel. Erin studied abroad in Aix-En-Provence, France, where she developed her passion for learning about new cultures through travel. Since then she has been fortunate to visit every continent (except Antarctica!) through work, volunteer, and personal travel. She holds a BA in French from Muhlenberg College and an MS in Global and International Education from Drexel University.  View Profile
Dawn Farmer

Dawn Fusaro Farmer

Administrative Assistant, Global Experience Office & SWEET Center
Phone: +1 (508) 8315547
Deborah Fusaro

Deborah Fusaro

Program Coordinator, Global Experience Office
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6941
As Program Coordinator, Global Experience Office,  Deb is the student contact for IQP, MQP, ISRP, and Humanities Projects in the Americas, Africa and the Pacific regions and is responsible for preparing students for off-campus projects, and collecting and maintaining student and faculty travel information and documentation. She works with the Assistant Director of the Global Experience Office in coordinating the IQP application process. Deb earned a BS in Business Management from Boston College. ... View Profile
Julie Richard

Julie Richard

Assistant Director, Global Experience Office
Julie oversees operations for the Global Projects program, including vendor payments and student billing. She spent the fall of her junior year abroad in Perugia, Italy and after graduation spent four months volunteering in South East Asia.  She has since returned to Vietnam eight times to volunteer at a local orphanage.  Julie holds a BA in Psychology from Stonehill College and a MA in Higher Education Administration from Boston College. View Profile
Candace Ruta

Candace Carolyn Ruta

Assistant Director, Global Experience Office
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6209
Candace is responsible for recruitment, general administration, orientation, and visas for the Global Projects Program.  She is the main student contact for programs in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Northern Africa, and also coordinates the Humanities and Arts application process.  Candace earned her BS in Interdisciplinary Studies from Fitchburg State College (now Fitchburg State University), and went on to work in Residence Life before moving into Education Abroad.  Candace lived and worked abroad with a group of first year students studying in Florence, Italy befor ... View Profile