Aaron Zdawczyk

August 22, 2007

Many PiA alumni will recognize Aaron from his two years as PiA Program Director from 2000-2002, but a special few will remember his time in Wuhan, China  teaching English at the Wuhan Foreign Language School (1997-98).  His chalk covered days in front of the classroom led to a new interest in international education.  When he returned to the States, he pursued a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration at Boston College.  Upon completion of his degree, Aaron had the good fortune to be asked by Carrie Gordon to work in the PiA office.  In addition to producing some highly artistic bulletin boards, Aaron helped PiA fellows survive several domestic (9/11) and international crises (the spy plane in China) during his tenure as Program Director. Aaron left the PiA office to pursue some “non-Asia” interests in NYC. Using his well crafted PiA interview skills, he was eventually hired as an assistant director of admission and financial aid at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.  Aaron remains in that position to this day. He continues to stay in touch with the PiA office and invites all alumni around Chicago to meet up for a bowl of Wuhan-style hot and dry noodles.

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