Since sailing with Semester at Sea during the Summer 2008 voyage as a student, Ciara is thrilled to return to SAS as an Assistant Field Director on the Fall 2015 voyage. Originally from Denver, Colorado, Ciara’s love for travel started early in life while spending a summer in Europe as well as participating in a short-term, high school exchange program in Japan. Also studying abroad in Sydney, Australia during college, she continues to explore the world extensively and as often as possible.
Upon graduation from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and an International Business certificate, Ciara worked for several years in digital marketing. Pursuing her passion for international higher education, Ciara earned a Master of Higher and Post-Secondary Education at Arizona State University and works as an Academic Coordinator for CEA Study Abroad. In this role, she collaborates closely with international directors across numerous cities to facilitate the academic lifecycle for hundreds of U.S. students studying abroad.
Ciara currently resides in Tempe, Arizona. When not traveling, she enjoys reading, sports, and hiking and plans to summit Kilimanjaro in summer 2015. Ciara is very excited to set sail and contribute to the amazing and unique global experiences afforded to students by SAS.