Monday, August 31, 2015

Meet Gretta Herrin, New Student Services and Communications Manager at the HNC DC Office

The HNC Admissions team is pleased to welcome our newest staff member, Gretta Herrin.  Gretta will be visiting schools this fall and supporting students throughout the application process and as enrolled students. 

Gretta graduated from Lewis and Clark College with a major in East Asian Studies with a focus on modern Chinese art. Gretta first found her interest in Asian studies while studying abroad in
Cambodia after her freshman year. She then spent a year abroad studying with CET in Beijing and Shanghai in 2008-2009.

After graduating in 2010, Gretta returned to China and spent three years supporting international students and faculty at Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School. At PKU Shenzhen, Gretta most enjoyed working with a diverse community of international students from over 40 different countries.  One of her goals was to facilitate building a strong multicultural community of international and Chinese students. “My best experiences in China have been living with Chinese roommates and collaborating with Chinese colleagues. I wanted to see international students at PKU Shenzhen make lasting friendships with their Chinese peers,” she said. 

Gretta continued her studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey by enrolling in the International Education Management MA program in 2014. Before joining us in the the HNC Washington Office, Gretta participated in the intensive Critical Language Scholarship Program in Dalian to continue improving her Chinese. 

Gretta is excited to be now working in the HNC Washington Office. She looks forward to getting to know the current HNC faculty and students and meeting prospective students this fall.