Miranda Perry has been working in American higher education since 2007. As the newest member of the Programs for International Partnerships (PIP) Office she currently serves as the office’s Program Coordinator. She received her Bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in Germanic Studies from UIC, and a Master’s degree from Eastern Illinois University. She studied in Berlin, Germany during her baccalaureate career, and uses that experience in her work life to become a better professional for international students. Prior to her current position Miranda has worked in campus housing, and student conduct. She was a two time faculty member of the prestigious Gehring Academy in Berkeley, California and Indianapolis, Indiana. During her free time Miranda can be found traveling with her Great Dane and her husband.