Profile for Deya Ortiz

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Specialty area(s)

UWL Exchange and Direct Enroll

ISEP & ISA Campus Coordinator

Educators Abroad

International Undergraduate Research & Internships

Brief biography

Originally from Venezuela, her experience with international education began when she studied English as a second language in the UK for several years. During her undergraduate studies, she also participated in a faculty-lead study abroad and service-learning program. She has worked in the international education field for over four years. Her career goal is to continue supporting international education in the USA by providing study abroad opportunities and high-quality services to both domestic and international students. She is very passionate about diversity and inclusion, and partakes as much as she can in the local culture every time she travels anywhere in the world. Some of the places she has visited are England, Scotland, Spain, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Amsterdam, Sweden, Denmark, and Mexico.

Her motto: We are only as diverse and inclusive as we choose to be!



Austin Peay State  University - Clarksville, TN

2017. M.A. in Marketing Communication

2014. B.S. in Corporate Communication with a Minor in International Studies

Study Abroad Experiences

Golders Green College, ESL Program - UK 

Communication in Organizations - Faculty-led and Service Learning program - UK

Teaching history

Austin Peay State University - 01/2018 to Present

Communication Instructor

Professional history

University of Wisconsin La Crosse - 09/2017 to Present

Education Abroad Advisor

Austin Peay State University - 03/2013 to 08/2017

Study Abroad Advisor and Outreach Specialist

Graduate Assistant

Student Assistant

Additional Experience

Communication Intern - Clarksville Montgomery County School System

Latino Footprint - Translator 

PepsiCo (Venezuela) - Sales Representative 

Research and publishing

A Study of Marketing Communication Tools and Other Factors Influencing Students' Decision to Study Abroad