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Trayle Kulshan

Senior Academic Support Coordinator


If you feel like you are struggling academically or need advice, Ms. Kulshan can help you assess your challenges and build a plan to address your needs for success at AUD. Ms. Kulshan has been an Academic Advisor to students at Stanford University and a teaching assistant and mentor to graduate students at both Stanford and Clemson University. Ms. Kulshan is a certified teacher with extensive classroom experience across all grades and with special needs children. She has also taught adults in non-traditional training environments. She loves finding success with dispirited students because she believes everyone can succeed.
In addition to supporting students in the SRS Office, Ms. Kulshan teaches World Geography and Environmental Science and Sustainability courses at AUD.
Before joining AUD, Ms. Kulshan was a humanitarian aid worker for over 10 years, exposing her to many exciting cultures and contexts. She lived in Guinea, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Afghanistan, Haiti, and Egypt. She collaborated with local populations and governments to implement water, sanitation, public health and food security projects while working for UNICEF, Doctors without Borders, Action Against Hunger, and the Peace Corps in local, national and regional roles. These experiences solidified her interest in natural resources and food security sustainability within current affairs and events such as climate change, migration and conflict in the context of humanitarian crisis development. She hopes that young people today prioritize service in their careers and develop an awareness of issues facing those less fortunate than ourselves.   
In her free time, Ms. Kulshan enjoys adventures with her son, yoga, cooking, and creative writing.

  • M.Sc. in Geology (Hydrogeology), Stanford University, CA USA
  • B.Sc. (Magna Cum Laude) in Agricultural Engineering, Clemson University, SC USA