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Naomi Otterness
Director, Education Abroad

Phone: 704-894-2656
Email: naotterness@davidson.edu
Naomi Photo - Bio Page
Naomi grew up in north central Florida and lived in the District of Columbia, Virginia, Iowa, Germany and France before settling in North Carolina. She is grateful to have been exposed to a variety of global perspectives through her career in international education and from earlier professional work and studies. These experiences continue to shape her life in profound ways. Fascinated by the way that individuals acquire intercultural and international knowledge, she is active with colleagues in NAFSA: the Association of International Educators and elsewhere. She is a former member of NAFSA’s Trainer Corps and an alumna of NAFSA Academy, as well as a certified professional with the Forum on Education Abroad.

It gives her great pleasure to work with students as they incorporate international education into their Davidson College experience.

Education:
M.L.A. - University of North Carolina Asheville
B.A. - University of Florida
 

Abbie Naglosky Cardona
Assistant Director, Education Abroad


Phone: 704-894-2455
Email: abcardona@davidson.edu
 
Abbie CardonaAbbie works with students throughout the study abroad process, from initial exploration to reflection upon return to campus, assists the Director with program and budget management for the Davidson study abroad programs, and supports risk management procedures. She also communicates with partner provider program representatives, oversees the online application system, and manages Davidson's registry of international travel.

Abbie completed study abroad programs in Florence, Italy; Seville, Spain; and the United Kingdom and worked at Auburn University before joining the Education Abroad team at Davidson. She has presented at local, regional, and national conferences on study abroad alumni engagement and
international exchange student services.

Recently married, Abbie and her husband Joel enjoy being outdoors and trying new restaurants, and they hope to add a puppy to their new family soon.

Education:
Master of Arts in Student Affairs Administration - Ball State University
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies - University of Alabama at Birmingham 


Evan Owen
Education Abroad Adviser


Phone: 704-894-2128
Email: evowen@davidson.edu

Evan_pic2Evan was born and raised in Staunton, VA and studied Sociology-Anthropology as an undergraduate at Christopher Newport University, which included an unforgettable study abroad experience at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. Prior to his graduate work, he served two years as an AmeriCorps member supporting communities in need all over the United States. He am thrilled to be able to share with and support Davidson students in learning more about the world and the cultural diversity found within it through valuable international education
opportunities. 

Education:
Master of Education in Student Personnel Administration - University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology - Christopher Newport University
 

Ernesto Waines
Education Abroad Adviser


Phone: 704-894-2553
Email: erwaines@davidson.edu
Ernesto 2
Ernesto's experience in higher education has evolved from working in International Outreach to serving as the Special ProgramsCoordinator at Virginia Tech's Language and Culture Institute (LCI) and nine years in student life at West Virginia University as an Area Adviser within Residential Education. Ernesto is a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College and West Virginia University, and he is also an alumnus of NAFSA: Association of International Educators Academy. His professional and personal experience within liberal arts education, coupled with his ability to connect with and advise a variety of students will be instrumental in his role as an Education Abroad Adviser. Ernesto was born in Trinidad and
Tobago and is an avid fan of soccer. He enjoys coaching, playing, and
following teams from all around the world.

Education:
Master of Science in Safety Management - West Virginia University
Master of Business Administration - West Virginia Wesleyan College
Bachelor of Arts in Marketing - West Virginia Wesleyan College

 

 
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