Kelsey Patton

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Intercultural Learning Specialist
Young Hall, Suite 120
Phone: (765)-494-9399

Kelsey is an Intercultural Learning Specialist for CILMAR. Her responsibilities include:

  • Engaging students in intercultural learning opportunities within co-curricular spaces on campus
  • HubICL curation
After completing her BA in Communication and French, Kelsey began a career in international education, assisting students in their study abroad application process and then engaging alumni as they adjusted back to life in their home culture. There, she learned the importance of intercultural learning, debriefing, and mentorship and transitioned to graduate school at Purdue to pursue her Master's degree in Intercultural Communication and Mentorship. There she had the opportunity to serve as a Graduate Assistant at CILMAR and developed a passion for facilitating intercultural learning activities and dialogue across difference within and between student groups.
Kelsey singing and playing the keyboard at a songwriter's event
Fun fact: Kelsey is involved in the local Lafayette songwriting community and occasionally plays in gigs around town.