Elizabeth Mekaru | Staff
As Assistant Director, Elizabeth heads up marketing and outreach efforts for the office, encouraging Michigan Engineers to pursue international experiences. She also serves as the staff advisor for the International Minor for Engineers, working with students who are enthusiastic about developing further skills and experience through global engagement.
Elizabeth completed her B.A. in Asian Studies at the University of Michigan, during which she studied abroad in Kyushu, Japan. After graduation, Elizabeth moved back to Japan and taught English in Yokohama before returning to the University of Michigan to complete her M.A. in Japanese Studies. Through her experiences abroad – both exciting and challenging - Elizabeth has grown personally and professionally, and is passionate about bringing such opportunities to University of Michigan students.