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Sharena Payne AA AA

M.A. International Communication - Int'l Education Exchange, American University

B.A. History Education & Anthropology, Colorado State University

Languages Spoken
Favorite Spot on Campus
Cherry Blossm grove behind old SIS
Book Currently Reading
Moby Dick
Sharena is an alumna of AU and has been a staff member for almost ten years. As Associate Director of Employer Relations, she is responsible for creating and facilitating opportunities for employers, students and alumni to connect through on-campus recruiting efforts, including on-campus interviews, job and internship fairs and information sessions. She maintains and strengthens partnerships with employers of interest to AU students and alumni. Sharena has worked in Int’l Student & Scholar Services, the Office of Enrollment, Public Safety and as an instructor for the AUx1 Freshman Experience course, giving her a strong network within the AU community. She enjoys creating connections between people and supporting colleagues and students through collaborative efforts. Sharena is passionate about supporting college students, particularly international students, in reaching their full potential while here at AU and beyond. She grew up in Hawaii and Texas and enjoys spending time with her husband and kids, traveling whenever possible, yoga, swimming in the ocean and reading in the sun.