Kelly Rogers '13
Kelly Rogers loves Redlands, but hopes to use her master’s degree in higher education to see the world.
“After I graduate, I plan to pursue a career in study abroad, and eventually go into international education,” she said.
A native of Redlands, Rogers went to Tennessee for college, and fell into teaching upon her return. While her background was in secondary education, she decided to change course a few years ago.
“I wanted to go into higher education,” she said. “The University of Redlands had a very good reputation, so I came here.”
During one of her first classes at the School of Education, Rogers heard about potential study abroad opportunities, which grabbed her attention.
“That hit home with me,” she said. “I like to travel and learn about other cultures.”
Working with Bruce Rawding in the School of Business, Rogers was able to participate in field work prior to attending the Cambridge Study Abroad Program this spring.
“It gave me a first-hand look,” she said. “I started in October, and saw the background of what goes into a trip and how students are chosen, and then I was able to see how it all played out, the work that we did, and how everything went. I was able to get both sides, which I think will be very helpful for me.”
Being able to tailor the program to suit her needs was a “very positive” opportunity for Rogers.
“The experience has been fantastic,” she said. “The professors are great, and I’ve learned a lot from all of them.”