Shandee Ewert began her career in Residence Life at her undergraduate institution, Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. She subsequently worked in Residence Life at Northern Illinois University and Elmhurst College and currently serves as the Assistant Director for Staff Selection and Training at Loyola University Chicago. Shandee earned her M.S.Ed. in Adult and Higher Education from Northern Illinois University and her M.B.A. from Loyola University Chicago. Some of her areas of interest and experience include student leadership development, partnering with faculty to implement living-learning communities, risk management, LGBTQ advocacy, service immersion, and comprehensive student wellness initiatives. She strives to approach all aspects of her work through a lens of inclusion in order to maximize student access to campus experiences, resources, and programs. After studying in Australia for a semester while at Concordia, she feels fortunate to know firsthand how powerful an experience abroad can be for students. This will be Shandee’s first voyage with Semester at Sea. In addition to being excited to support students in expanding their own understanding and view of the world, she’s looking forward to the opportunity to visit countries in Europe and Africa for the first time.