Amy Broome is joining the Global UGRAD team as the Program Officer for the Western Hemisphere and Middle East/North Africa regions. She is currently living in Austin, TX, but originally hails from Vermont. Amy has a Masters in Middle Eastern Studies from UT Austin, where she studied Arabic and Hebrew. She is very much inspired to work with World Learning because of her study abroad experiences in Beijing and Cairo and her Fulbright scholarship in Muscat, Oman. Amy’s background is in managing international exchange programs in the United States, both for high school students and J-1 work programs. Outside of work, Amy is a competitive ultimate frisbee player and plays board games.
Annie Leuker is joining the Global UGRAD team as the Program Associate for the Western Hemisphere and Middle East/North Africa regions. She is originally from Detroit, MI and moved to Washington, DC after graduating from Michigan State University in December 2019. For the past two years, Annie has been working on exchange and education abroad programs at Michigan State University and the University of Maryland. While completing her BA in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy, she studied abroad in South Africa and Jerusalem. Annie enjoys spending time outside of work with her six housemates, trying food from around the world, painting, and hiking.
Sarah Halligan will be working with students from East Asia and the Pacific as well as South Asia as a Program Associate. She is currently based in Arlington, VA and originally from Salt Lake City, Utah. Sarah’s background is in a combination of higher education (specifically working for university housing) and immigration law, most recently working as a paralegal helping people get their green cards. She also completed her master’s in security policy from George Washington University. Outside of work, Sarah loves to climb, hike, and make cookies.