Associate Director for Off-Campus Study
Off-Campus Study Office
Lotte's advising portfolio includes the Spanish-speaking world, continental Europe, Russia, Japan, and South Africa, as well as SIT programs all over the world. She advises for Swarthmore's exchange programs, inbound and outbound. She also manages the website, the OCS and Transfer Credit systems and enjoys working on projects, particularly those related to assessment. At Swarthmore she's on the Beyond the Classroom Committee and within BTC she serves on the assessment and the IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equitiy, access) working groups. She's a member of the Forum for Education Abroad and NAFSA, and active as a member of the Research Advisory Working Group at Forum. She's also a board member of HECUA. Before joining the Off-Campus Study Office at Swarthmore College, Lotte worked for almost three years in the Education Abroad Office at Drexel University.
Born and raised in The Netherlands, Lotte first went abroad as a high school student, completing the I.B. program at the Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific (Vancouver Island, Canada). During her College years, she studied abroad in Siena (Italy) for a year and in Madrid (Spain) for a summer. During graduate school she spent a year conducting research in Mexico City (Mexico). She holds an M.A. in Spanish and an M.Ed. in Second Language Acquisition from Utrecht University, and a Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University.
In her free time, she loves spending time with her family, catching up with friends near and far, reading, yoga, and spending time outdoors in and around Philadelphia.