This is Mindy’s second voyage with Semester at Sea. Her first stint was as a Resident Director on the Spring 2007 voyage with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Mindy is currently in her fifth year as a Residence Life Coordinator at the University of California, Irvine where she oversees a complex of 1,700 freshmen. Prior to that, she was a Hall Director for five years at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Secondary Education from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point and has a Master’s degree in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from Ball State University. Mindy is originally from the small town of Lakewood, WI, and got her first taste of international travel when she studied abroad in the South Pacific. Since then, she has gone on to explore 24 countries and has been to six out of seven continents. She is excited to explore seven new countries this summer as well as check a few more items off her bucket list (including going on a hot air balloon ride).