Dr. Andrea Thomas is an educational leader for global learning, innovation and virtual exchange delivering transformative results to build and scale collaborative international programming in higher education through faculty professional development and learning design. She has worked with 45 universities globally as an institutional mentor to design effective programming for digital community and international peer to peer learning through Virtual Exchange and Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL). Andrea is a Senior Intercultural Learning Specialist in the Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment and Research (CILMAR) with Purdue University. She brings 18 years of professional experience in the global arena in the context of international development and U.S. International Affairs. Andrea is passionate about creating communities and connections across international borders. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, all things Peloton and nature walks.