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Molly Watkins, Executive Director for International Affairs
Molly Watkins has served as the executive director for international affairs in the Center for International Affairs since July, 2011. In this role, she works with the Office of International Students Services, directs the Office of Education Abroad, and supports efforts in the Office of Global Strategy. Molly also works with the Associate Provost for International Affairs on identifying and implementing strategic initiatives designed to support the internationalization efforts at CWRU.
Before coming to CWRU, Molly was on the faculty at Mississippi State University as the director of international education. In that role, she designed and coordinated the international studies minor, teaching Global Studies and Cross Cultural Leadership, developed the study abroad program, and directed and taught in the intensive English language program. Molly is also a returned Peace Corps Volunteer, having served as a teacher trainer for two years in Sichuan, China.
Autumn Beechler Stebing, Assistant Director of Education Abroad
Autumn Beechler studied abroad three times in her undergraduate career at Bowling Green State University. Her first study abroad was a faculty-directed program to Mexico City the summer after her freshman year. Two years later, she spent a semester in the UK studying comparative education and backpacking through Europe during May “Holiday” the Europeans so wisely celebrate. Fast forward two more years and Autumn is completing her student teaching in Rio de Janeiro, immersing herself in Brazilian culture by attending Carnival and embarking on solo travel to the Amazon. A semester later, Autumn left Rio much as she did the UK: wishing she’d had more time to experience it.
Knowing this, after graduation, Autumn accepted a teaching position on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands and stayed for four years, teaching high school English to indigenous Pacific Islanders. Since Island Fever insured she traveled every school break, her further travels confirmed that the world is more alike than different, and that the exploration of our differences is the best tool for understanding human connectedness. Family connection brought Autumn closer to home with a brief semester teaching in Mexico, after which she came all the way back to Ohio, graduate school, and the field of education abroad—a field she initially became interested in at BGSU because of her positive experiences with their study abroad office.
After receiving her masters in Leadership in Higher Education from Baldwin Wallace (BW) and spending two years working in BW’s Study Abroad and International Student Services offices, Autumn happily became study abroad advisor to the best students in North America: those at CWRU. She is glad to call CLE home, eager to promote intentional international travel, and always happy to exchange travel stories.
Amy Guthrie, Study Abroad Information Specialist
Amy Guthrie is the Study Abroad Information Specialist. Amy came to CWRU from Buffalo, New York where she completed her master’s degree in higher education administration at the State University of New York (SUNY). While completing her masters, Amy worked in the Offices of Institutional Analysis and Study Abroad at SUNY, and interned for a summer in the International Student Office at D’Youville College.
Amy’s experience with international education began when she spent a year studying abroad in Manchester, England during her undergraduate career. During her study abroad, Amy had the opportunity to backpack Eastern Europe and North Africa, exploring over twenty different countries. Through all of her travels then and now, Amy is proud to say she has never turned down any food offered to her.
Today, Amy is excited to combine her love of international education and data analysis skills as CWRU’s new Study Abroad Information Specialist. She is happy to help students, staff, and faculty with the online application system and more.