As director of the Global Education Office, Kay works with students, faculty and staff to manage all study abroad and international student programs and to enhance global engagement and intercultural competency on campus.
Prior to joining the GEO team, Kay served in as the founding Executive Director of the U.S.-based Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), where she worked to advance international education nationally and assisted member schools with curriculum development, student body diversification, admissions outreach and career planning. Kay also served in government as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and on Capitol Hill as a foreign policy adviser in the U.S. Senate. Kay worked at several Washington-based think tanks, including as Vice President of the Washington Program at the Council on Foreign Relations and Vice President for External Relations at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Kay is the editor and co-author of two studies on international education, one on undergraduate international studies and the other on graduate professional education.
Kay holds a holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Vassar College and a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
She and her husband, Charlie, live in St. Michaels, Maryland.