Manager, Administrative Operations
Ann is the contact for:
- Faculty-led and Customized Program logistics
- Development and Alumni Relations
Ann joined our office in August, 2015. She is a Dallas native and 4th generation Texan. Her father and brother are SMU grads, but she chose Smith College for its Junior Year Abroad in Paris program, which she still considers to be one of the best years of her life! After college, she received her MBA from McCombs School of Business at UT Austin. In her diverse career she has worked for banks, for a French design firm, for the Hockaday School and the Dallas Zoo. She is married to a Canadian and they have a daughter studying graphic design in New York City.
Director, ad interim
Christie is the contact for:
- Education Abroad Council and Faculty liaison
- Faculty-led and Customized Programs
- Program Design
- Data and Reporting
- Strategic Planning
- Parent Contact
Christie is a native Dallasite, who graduated from SMU in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, French, and Political Science. During her four years at SMU, Christie studied in Paris, the south of France, and spent a semester in Washington D.C. on an international law program that traveled throughout Europe. Upon graduation, she spent a year as a Teaching Assistant in France on the prestigious TAPIF program, sponsored by the French government. She completed a Master of Liberal Studies degree with a dual concentration in Global Studies and Organizational Dynamics in Spring 2018.
Christie joined SMU as a staff member in January 2013 as a member of the TEDxSMU team. She also also worked with K-12 engineering education for the Lyle School of Engineering. She joined SMU Abroad in September 2016, where she has served as Assistant Director, overseeing faculty-led and customized programs. Christie is also the co-Chair of Texas International Monthly (TIM), an association for abroad professionals working in institutions of high learning in the State of Texas.