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, my experience with international education began when I studied English as a second language in the UK for several years. During my undergraduate studies, I also participated in a faculty-lead study abroad and service-learning program, which reiterated my passion for international education. I have worked in this field for over five years. My career goal is to continue supporting international education in the U.S. by providing education abroad opportunities and high-quality services to both domestic and international students. I am very passionate about diversity and inclusion, and partake as much as I can in the local culture every time I travel anywhere in the world. Some of the places I have visited are England, Scotland, Spain, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Amsterdam, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, and Mexico.

My 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 - London, England. 

Communication in Organizations - Faculty-led and Service Learning program - London, England.

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

PepsiCo (Venezuela) - Sales Representative 

Research and publishing

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



Deya Ortiz, International Education & Engagement, received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award for International Education Administrators in Germany at the German-American Fulbright Commission on Oct. 27, 2019 in Berlin, Germany.

Submitted on: Oct. 28, 2019