Jane Switchenko spent much of her youth traveling, and lived in many locations across the United States. A figure skater most of her life, and later a professional choreographer and instructor, Jane competed for many years before coaching in the Lake Tahoe area and attending The University of Nevada, Reno. Returning to New England, she and her husband raised three, now grown, children. She attended Smith College before transferring into the Trinity College American Studies program. After completing her degree, with a theme in education, Jane worked in her local public schools, and briefly in sales and marketing, before returning to the Trinity College Office of Study Away. She recently moved to the Center for Urban and Global Sudies as the Student Program Coordinator for research projects. She has always made the most of her time on campus, finding most gratifying her experience as a tutor for Bantu Somali refugees at the Trinity College House of Peace. She is thrilled to now be assisting students who might make the world a better place through their field work!