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Assistant Director of Overseas Programs, Center for Global Education
Jodi Hicks (M.A.) began her career at Chapman University in 2011 at the Center for Global Education. Her motivation to pursue a career in international education started with her first study abroad experience in London and second experience in Thailand as an undergraduate student at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (2005). She participated in a short-term abroad program in Tanzania while obtaining her Master of Arts in Social and Cultural Analysis of Education from California State University Long Beach (2013). Jodi was selected to serve on the Diversity Abroad Task Force - Race & Ethnicity for the 2019 academic year. Jodi is a member and former Co-Chair of the International Communities Advisory Group at Chapman. Jodi has served as content chair for the Lessons from Abroad Los Angeles Conference since 2014. She has traveled to over 40 countries. Jodi was awarded the Fulbright Taiwan International Educators Seminar in March 2018. Her favorite travel item for any international trip is a sarong.