Alisha Joycell Stanton Make an appointment.
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Program Assistant, Office of International Education
Advising Regions: Czech Republic, Hungary
Program Assistant: Access, Diversity and Inclusion, Returnee Programming, Scholarships
Background: Music Festivals (PR), Sports Entertainment, Journalism, International Education
Alisha Stanton is a graduate from the Morgridge College of Education doctoral program at University of Denver. In addition to her role as program assistant in the Office of International Education, She teaches the course for undergraduates studying abroad and also University College courses related to civic engagement and social justice.
After spending many years in broadcast sports and music entertainment, she returned to DU to receive her MA and participated in an internship in Lancaster England. This inspired a love for global and international education and current research initiatives that focus on creating global experience opportunities for students of all economic and cultural backgrounds, and the inclusion of global and international understanding in graduate education preparation programs - specifically in colleges of education. After traveling throughout Latin America with secondary students, she became part of the inaugural administrative staff of the Denver Center for International Studies at Montbello (DCISM), a Denver Public School. There she created opportunities to promote global and cultural learning, and positive youth development beyond what is offered during the traditional school day. Her prior work with non-profit organizations such as The Bridge Project and Colorado Challenge Foundation - whose missions are to improve education opportunities and quality to a diverse range of students - created an opportunity to develop a cultural enrichment programing which focused on promoting global awareness among secondary students in Denver Housing Communities.
“The lack of diversity in fields of international study inspires me to encourage everyone - regardless of age, race or any other label that limits our ability - to truly find their inspiration and live the life of that inspiration by exploring boundaries beyond those that have been put in front of us, and at times, determined for us. When we see how big the world is, we can possibly better understand the endless opportunities, and find our place in the world.