Maj has previously served as founding director of IIP since its inception in February 2010. Currently she is Director of External Relations. Formerly the associate director of UW-Madison’s International Academic Programs (IAP) from 1996 to 2003, Maj continued her work in international education and cross cultural exchange during her 6 year absence from UW-Madison, when she worked internationally.From 2003-2005, Maj served as associate director for the Peace Corps in Fiji, re-opening the program after its five-year hiatus. After Fiji, she moved half way (literally!) around the world to Copenhagen, Denmark, to work for The Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS). There she served first as a program director and then as the Director of Academics for Scandinavia’s largest organization hosting students from the U.S. and around the world. Among other duties, Maj spearheaded international service-learning efforts at DIS and has built upon that experience as director of the International Internship Program, increasing service-learning opportunities overseas for Madison undergraduates in addition to expanding access to for-profit internship opportunities.While she has lived around the world, Maj is a proud native of Wisconsin with an undergraduate degree (AB) from the University of Chicago and a Masters in Public Policy (MPP) focusing on International Development and Education Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She was also a Fulbright participant in Korea, a Peace Corps Volunteer in Poland, a summer intern in Brussels, and spent a year in both Finland and Sweden as an exchange student.