Jessica Hitch is the IE3 Global Program Advisor for internships in the Asia-Pacific region. Her work supports program promotion, applicant assessment, in-country advisement, program and intern evaluation, and day-to-day management of the international internship programs. Since 2001, Jessica’s passion for international exchange has led to extensive work and study experiences in the US, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Greece, and South Korea. Her professional experiences span a variety of fields, including communications, graphic design, ESL education, study abroad, cultural exchange, and human resources. Jessica holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science from Portland State University and a Master’s Degree in Culture, Communication, and Globalization from Aalborg University in Denmark. Additionally, Jessica is a firm believer in the value of cuisine and folktales in understanding and sharing across cultures.