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 international and domestic exchange programs, inbound and outbound. She also manages the OCS 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 convenes the Summer Opportunities Website working group, and serves on the Assessment working group. She's a member of the Forum on Education Abroad and NAFSA, and active as a member of the Diversity Abroad Task Force for Faculty Resources. Lotte is part of the NAFSA Region VIII Team as the Education Abroad Knowledge Community Liaison. Previously, she was a member of the Research Advisory Working Group at the Forum on Education Abroad, and a board member of HECUA. She has presented panels and posters at the NAFSA and the Health & Safety Institute of the Forum. 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 two-year 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.