Sarah Holdren, TCK Researcher, Visits
International Students and Scholars (ISS) is pleased to welcome Sarah Holdren, a researcher on Third-Culture Kid (TCK) issues, to the Lewis & Clark campus during the week of September 24-28, 2012.
Holdren is an academic advisor in the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism Undergraduate Advisement and Academic Services office. She is also a third-year graduate student focusing her research and thesis on TCKs. Holdren plans to use Lewis & Clark’s TCK program as a case study for her thesis.
Holdren, a US citizen, grew up in Germany, Japan, and Dubai. She returned to the US when she was in the seventh grade and found the transition quite challenging. ”Seventh grade girls can be quite mean,” says Holdren.” I decided then that in the future I was going to do something that would help TCKs with their transition back to the US.”
Holdren will spend her week in Portland interviewing approximately 12 of Lewis & Clark’s 140 enrolled TCKs.
When asked why she chose to focus her case study on Lewis & Clark’s program, Holdren said: “This was the only college that I could find where TCK programs were integrated into the fabric of the school. Since my goal is to help create more support for TCKs in college, this seemed to be the perfect program to look into.”