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Erika Ryser Garcia

Assistant Vice President, Student Life and Wellness


Start Date

July 2011


Latin America • Spain • Cuba • Fair Trade Learning

I love working with a team of colleagues in the U.S. and throughout Latin America and Spain who are dedicated to high quality study abroad programming, who care so deeply about students' well-being and who work hard on behalf of students and host communities.


Erika holds a Master of Education in administration, planning and social policy from Harvard University, and a Bachelor's degree in history, Spanish and Latin American studies from Macalester College.

Travel Experience

Erika studied in Venezuela as an undergraduate, where she learned the value of integrated learning opportunities. It also underscored the benefits of facilitated learning and individualized advising.

Did You Know?

Erika participates in Indianapolis-based Songsquad, a group dedicated to paper-less singing in a perfection-free zone.