International Services Representative
Tiarra hails from East Central Illinois. She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and received a bachelor's in East Asian Languages and Cultures with a minor in English as a Second Language. Through pursuit of the minor, Tiarra gained certification in TESL education in non-public school settings.
During her undergraduate years, Tiarra received a life-changing opportunity to study Japanese intensively in Kyoto, Japan through the Critical Language Scholarship Program awarded by the U.S. Department of State. The experience fortified her interest in global education and supporting others seeking similar international educational experiences.
Tiarra has background in customer service, human resources, and coordination of university exchange programs, diverse experiences she brings to her role in OIA.
In her spare time, Tiarra enjoys artistic pursuits, music and theater, and exploring new locations with family and friends.