posted March 26, 2013

Alumna Talk “On Being a Global Mobility and Immigration Specialist”

The French Studies Colloquium at Hope College will present the address “On Being a Global Mobility and Immigration Specialist” by 2004 graduate Anne Stevens on Monday, April 1, at 4 p.m. in room 135 of the Martha Miller Center for Global Communication.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

The lecture is part of the series “Life after Hope,” delivered each spring by a Hope graduate with a French major.

Stevens, who majored in business management and French, began her

international career after graduation by accepting a post as an English teaching assistant within France’s education system. Upon her return to the United States, she moved to Chicago, Ill., and joined the French high technology multinational, SAFRAN, in 2006 as an expatriate administrator for North and Latin Americas for nearly two years.

In part due to her French language and cross-cultural skills, she was sought out in 2008 to manage the United States operations for a start-up joint venture, Servi Doryl USA, a French manufacturer and French-Canadian distributor, until late 2009.

To continue her interest in migration of people across borders, she relocated to Belgium in 2010 and completed an M.A. in migration studies with the University of Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies. Returning to Chicago in 2011, Stevens worked at SIRVA Relocation as a global assignment consultant, and since July 2012, she has been with Mondelēz International (formerly Kraft Foods) as a senior international assignment analyst, North and Latin America expatriate populations, while also contributing to Global Mobility initiatives.

Stevens also currently sits as 1st violin in several Chicago area community orchestras, and previous orchestra experience has included performances throughout France, Belgium and China.

The Martha Miller Center for Global Communication is located at 257 Columbia Ave., at the corner of Columbia Avenue and 10th Street.