USPP Summer Bridge Staff

Shilpa Dewoolkar: Summer Bridge Staff — Continuing Education Department

Shilpa DewoolkarShilpa was born and brought up in India. She came to the US after finishing her studies in Management. Shilpa lived in Colorado for over 6 years before moving to Vermont nine years ago. She loves to read books of all genres and cherishes time at home with a book in her hand. Shilpa is married and lives in Shelburne with her husband and their ten year son. She joined UVM less than a year ago, and this will be her first year working with USPP students, and she is very much looking forward to the experience.

Freda Farrell: Summer Bridge Staff — Continuing Education Department

(Photo coming soon) Freda is a native Vermonter. Her primary background is in theater production and she has spent the past 15 years working as a Broadway Stage Manager in New York City.  At UVM Freda is the program coordinator for UVM Lane Series.  This is her first summer working with Summer Bridge and she is very excited to be trying something new.  She is a big fan of books and movies and likes to sew in her spare time.

Emma Swift: Asst. Director of International Student Services — Office of International Education

Emma SwiftEmma has lived in a lot of different places: Germany, Illinois, Spain, and most recently returned to the U.S. after living in Vietnam for a year. She earned a BA in International Studies & Spanish and a Master’s degree in Educational Organization and Leadership. Emma moved to Burlington, Vermont to begin working in the Office of International Education (“OIE”) in January 2012. She has worked with international students for many years, and is so excited to continue this work at the University of Vermont! In her free time, she loves to travel, ride her bike, and travel some more. This summer she will have a short visit to India! She does not have any human roommates, but she does have a cat named “Newton” at home, and pet fish named “Blue” in her office.

Evan Mills: International Student Coordinator — Office of International Education

Evan MillsA native of upstate New York, Evan is very new to Vermont. In fact, he just started in the Office of International Education on May 21st, 2012! Before coming to UVM he lived in upstate New York, Canada, and France. He currently lives in Essex Junction with his wife. Whenever he has free time he enjoys canoeing, running, biking, and of course traveling! Evan earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and French Language & Literature from SUNY Potsdam in 2008 and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Translation Studies at Concordia University. He is looking forward to assisting new USPP students with their academic and professional goals as they settle into life at UVM.