Jill Calderon '08

Director, UA Global Travel at The University of Arizona

  • “My focus on gender, political science and history from the LAS program helped me to mentor students in my role in UA Study Abroad and in analyzing risk for UA International travelers. Building on my studies I was able to tailor research, internship and volunteer opportunities that led many Study Abroad students to pursue further studies and careers of great impact both here and abroad.”

Jill Calderon completed her BA at Colorado State University in Creative Writing and her MA in Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona. After graduating with her undergraduate degree, she set out for Costa Rica where she worked at becoming fluent in Spanish while running her own business, Escuela Latina de Lenguas, S.A., a language school teaching English to Costa Ricans and offering service learning opportunities and Spanish language instruction to international visitors. While in Costa Rica, Jill had the opportunity to travel throughout Latin America. She came to Tucson from Costa Rica in 2000 to work at the UA and pursue her Master's degree. Currently, Jill serves as the Assistant Director for Student Health & Safety.