Executive Director of Enrollment and Operations
Anne comes to her role as Director of Enrollment at Carpe Diem after working in the admissions offices of two other experiential education organizations for four years. Born and raised in Oberlin, Ohio, Anne grew up in a small town and moved west to attend college at Lewis & Clark in Portland, Oregon. Anne majored in Sociology and Anthropology in school and spent much of her time exploring the Pacific Northwest, studying the Bassoon and playing in the college orchestra. During her junior year, Anne participated in a Semester in India with the National Outdoor Leadership School which is where her love of international travel and experiential education began.
After graduating from Lewis & Clark, she came upon Carpe Diem and had the opportunity to intern in the headquarters for six months where she became familiar with the ins and outs of program administration and what goes on behind the scenes of making transformative experiences possible for students. Since completing her internship in the Carpe Diem office, Anne has lived in Lander, Wyoming and Boulder, Colorado and is thrilled to be living back in more temperate Portland.
While working in the administration of a similar international education organization, Anne had the opportunity to lead groups of students along the Silk Road from Beijing to Kashgar in China and throughout Myanmar. In her role as Director of Enrollment, Anne loves having the opportunity to connect with students and their families as they prepare for an international semester experience. When not interviewing students and supporting them through the application process, Anne can be found running, riding her bike throughout Portland (preferably when it’s sunny!), cooking and spending time with friends near and far.
Anne has worked as a cook at both a French language immersion camp in Northern Minnesota and at an organic farm camp on the coast of California.
Anne was the winner of the annual concerto competition in college and performed as a Bassoon soloist with the orchestra.
One of Anne’s favorite meals is freshly popped popcorn and Annie’s Macaroni & Cheese … together.
“The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder