Hi! I am Carol Reyes.
I am currently the Director of Global Programs at Miami Dade College, the country's largest and most diverse institution with over 165,000 students spread across 8 campuses in Miami, Florida. Previously, I managed the Foreign Fulbright Program - Western Hemisphere at the Institute of International Education (IIE) in New York. I worked specifically with Master's and PhD students from 18 countries, including Colombia, Mexico, Bolivia, Venezuela, Paraguay, Canada, Central America and the Caribbean. 

I am a graduate of the M.A. in International Education program at NYU Steinhardt. In the past, I interned with Fulbright Taiwan / EducationUSA in Taipei and at the Institute of International Education (IIE) / EducationUSA in Mexico City. I also spent three weeks in Ghana participating in an NYU Global Program in Accra, Ghana focused on comparative perspectives of education and diversity and delivering three laptops that I raised funds to buy for La Enobal Basic School. 

In 2009, I was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Taiwan, where I worked as an English Teaching Assistant at Fu Dong Elementary School (福東國小) in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, under the supervision of the Kaohsiung City Bureau of Education. 

Following my Fulbright (2010-2011), I studied Mandarin Chinese at National Kaohsiung Normal University's Center of Language and Culture Teaching in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. I completed the Elementary, Intermediate and High-Intermediate levels, and successfully passed Taiwan's official Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (Level II) with a score of 91 points.

Aside from my time in Taiwan, Mexico and Ghana, I was raised in Guatemala and studied abroad in Brazil, Portugal and Ireland. 

During the school year, I volunteer with Reading Empowers, a program focused on improving the literacy and academic readiness skills of young children in Chinatown through reading and writing activities. I have also recently been invited to write for the "She's The First" blog. Read more about the work of She's The First and how to support girls' education and help create first-generation graduates around the developing world.