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Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff


Ramona Kirsch, International Programs Director (

Ramona Kirsch has over 20 years of higher education experience focusing on international programming in a variety of colleges and universities across the country and abroad.

Kirsch is a first generation American, having grown up in an immigrant household. She has lived abroad and traveled, studied and worked in over 30 countries. She has also led educational delegations and presented papers at international conferences around the world. Kirsch has received three different Fulbright awards (two to Austria and one to India). She has a Doctor of Education degree focusing on educational leadership and management, in addition to an M.A. in history and a B.A. degree in letters: history, philosophy, literature and languages.

Kirsch is an avid USTA competitive tennis player and yoga practitioner.

Amy Shea, Administrative Assistant (

Amy Shea received her B.A. in English, with minors in women’s studies and psychology, from Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition to working as an administrative assistant in Turner Hall at Hollins, Amy is also a licensed massage therapist and mother to two young adults. She is currently working on her M.S. in medical writing.

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