Laura Dix | Technology Systems Analyst

Laura Dix | Technology Systems Analyst

What's your role at International TEFL Academy?

I am the Technology Systems Analyst as of May 2023.

What's your story?

I’ve recently moved back to the US after spending 10 years in South Africa. I left for South Africa with two suitcases fully intending to be back in a year or two and returned with a husband, son and two cats (and a lot more stuff than could fit in two suitcases!).

Where are you from, where did you go to college & what did you major in at college?

I’m from New Jersey and I went to college at a small liberal arts college in upstate New York called St. Lawrence University.

What was your first travel abroad experience like?

My first independent travel experience was when I spent a summer on an archaeological dig site in Southern Kenya. The archaeology part I decided wasn’t for me (lots of sifting through dirt), but I fell in love with Kenya and experiencing a new place and culture.

What countries have you visited?

Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Ecuador (the Galapagos), the Netherlands, Irelands, UK, France, Mozambique, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, South Africa, the Bahamas, and the Netherlands Antilles.

Where have you lived/taught abroad?

I lived in South Africa for 10 years working in travel and managing a systems and IT department.

Best travel story?

I’m not sure if it counts as a travel story as I was living in South Africa at the time, but my husband and I got married at a game reserve in a small town in South Africa called Oudtshoorn. During our ceremony our guests were treated to views of elephants!

Favorite ethnic food?

Indian or Middle Eastern.

What are you looking most forward to about working at ITA?

I’m excited to work for such a passionate and friendly team. Being in Systems has the benefit that you get to know and work with pretty much everyone in the company.

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