Dr. NguyenVoges is an Associate Professor of Education and the Director of the Masters of Arts Program in College Student Development with more than 10 years of teaching experience in adult and higher education contexts. Her research explores the practice of adult learning theory targeting experiential learning, narrative, critical reflection, and sociocultural influences on study abroad participation. Dr. NguyenVoges identifies as a first-generation college student born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She served in a blended teaching and administrative appointment in First-Year and Transition Studies at one of the largest institutions in the University of Georgia System. Prior to this, she lived and worked in the United Arab Emirates developing and teaching Global & Executive MBA and undergraduate interdisciplinary courses in communication and education while conducting field-based research centered around academic / social adjustment. To date, she has led over 7 global, experientially educative trips outside of the formal classroom spanning 10 different international learning contexts across western Europe, Asia, and the US. Her most recent work underscores the concepts of mindset, belonging, and 21st century education focusing on digital and hybrid learning environments.