Emily Barrett

Experiential Learning, International Program Development, Career Preparation and Planning, Field Based Training, & Student Growth and Development

The World Within Reach
Emily Barrett
Director of Experiential Learning and External Partnerships

College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity

Draper Hall 303



Emily is a passionate experiential education enthusiast with over 10 years’ experience working with and coaching college students in various settings. Emily has experience with student leadership development, resume and cover-letter critiquing, cross-cultural competency advising, program administration, policy development, and strategic partnership building. She has experience with developing new programs at various universities both domestically and internationally. Emily’s primary objective is to provide excellent service to students which allows them to explore their academic and career interests outside of the classroom through external trainings, internships, study abroad, and other co-curricular activities.

Mrs. Barrett earned an M.A. in Diplomacy from Norwich University and a B.A. in International Affairs and Italian Studies from John Cabot University. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of Wales (UK). Hailing from Vermont (with many years spent travelling overseas), Emily most recently served as a Program Coordinator for the Office of Education Abroad at UAlbany.

Job Duties

Manages all aspects of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity undergraduate and graduate experiential learning portfolio including assisting students to find suitable internships, and maintaining training hours for students. Emily is also responsible for liaising with CEHC’s external partners for client based research and capstone projects to foster relevant and rich research experiences for students resulting in stronger ties between the academic community and CEHC related industries.

Professional Interests

Experiential learning, internationalization of curriculum and co-curricular activities, career preparation and planning, field based training opportunities, emergency management and crisis planning in higher education, student growth and development, “Entry to Employment”.