The Center for Global Education is pleased to announce that Paula Ramaley has joined its staff as the Global Programs Manager. A graduate of the College of St. Catherine (now St. Catherine University) in St. Paul, Ms. Ramaley received her master's degree in Russian History from Georgetown University, where she was an academic fellow and the recipient of two national research fellowships. She subsequently lived in Russia for a number of years while undertaking academic research and working in several cultural and scholarly exchange organizations, most notably at the Fulbright Program, where she served as Country Director for the Russian Federation.
After returning from Russia, Ramaley lived in Washington, D.C. for eight years. There, she was an instructor at Georgetown University and worked in the field of Russian art before moving back to Minnesota in 2006. Before coming to CSB/SJU, Ramaley was a staff member at The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) in Minneapolis, the only Museum in the country dedicated solely to Russian and Soviet art. There, among other accomplishments, she conceived and wrote the museum's first successful federal grant application.
"I am excited to be at the Center for Global Education and a member of the CSB/SJU community," Ramaley said. "There is deep tradition of international programming here and I look forward to helping the Center coordinate and create even more opportunities for global engagement."
Ms. Ramaley volunteers in several community organizations and for the past year has served as the chairperson of Siberian Bridges, a non-profit organization that works on cultural and philanthropic projects in Eastern Siberia. Her husband, Reed Holiman, is a vice-president at Jones Lang LaSalle, a global commercial real-estate firm. They have two children, Elizabeth and Alexander, and a Tibetan terrier named Dalai.