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Resident Director

David Vale

Dave currently serves as a Residence Hall Coordinator at San Diego
State University (SDSU). Dave is finishing up his second year at SDSU
after completing two years of professional work as a Coordinator of
Student Development at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Originally from
Cleveland, Ohio, Dave earned his B.A. in History from Baldwin Wallace
University and his M.S. in Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE)
from Colorado State University in 2009.

This will be Dave’s first voyage with Semester at Sea. He suppressed
the “travel bug” after studying abroad as an undergraduate student,
but reignited it by backpacking Western Europe for two months
following the completion of his Master’s degree. Dave believes every
individual should travel internationally as it fosters personal
growth, holistic development, and a cross-cultural perspective. In
addition to international travel, Dave enjoys sports, running,
reading, musicals, and movies.

Dave feels extremely privileged to serve as a Resident Director on
Semester at Sea’s 50th Anniversary voyage and is looking forward to
working with the students, faculty, and staff on the ship.