Alison Boland joined the International Office as a Program Coordinator in March 2016. She earned her BA in Liberal Arts (Cultural Studies, German) from Hampshire College and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Master’s in Media & Film Production and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Studies. Before coming to Austin, she served in the U.S. Peace Corps for 3 years as an Education & Community Organizer and Volunteer Leader in Mongolia. She has also spent time living and working as a ESL teacher in Berlin, Germany and has been successful as a documentary filmmaker. She loves traveling, learning about other cultures and meeting people with new perspectives.