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Sami Sonkowsky

Specialty area(s)

Education Abroad Advising, Faculty-Led Programming, TerraDotta

Brief biography

Sami is a Wisconsin native - born and raised in Appleton, WI. Sami is a lover of romance languages, cats, wine tastings, meeting new people, and exploring new places. Sami studied, lived, and taught abroad in Spain and has traveled to Belgium, Belize, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, France, Italy, Morocco, the Netherlands, and Portugal.

Her current bucket list includes traveling to Mexico, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Iceland, Thailand, Indonesia, and South Korea - in no specific order!

“A ship in port is safe, but that is not what ships are for. Sail out to sea and do new things.” — Rear Admiral Grace Hopper.


2016. M.S.Ed. in Student Affairs Administration. University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

2013. TEFL Cetification. TELF Institute of Chicago

2012. B.A. in Spanish with an Emphasis in Professional Business. University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

2012. Spanish and International Business. Spanish American Institute of International Education (SAIIE)

Professional history

2016 - Present Education Abroad Advisor @ The University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

2015 - 2016 Education Outreach Specialist @ The University of Wisconsin - Platteville

2014 - 2015 Study Abroad Advisor @ The University of Dubuque

2013 - 2015 Science & English Instructor @ La Comunidad de Madrid

2012 - 2015 Freelance Marketing Consultant

2012 - 2013 Bilingual Supervisor @ Alta Resources

2011 - 2012 Google Specialist & Market Leader @ MarketStar