As the education coordinator for the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), Leigh Ann Voulgaris collaborates with presenters, reviewers, planning committees, and her SCUP colleagues to build educational programs for conferences, symposia, and workshops. She does her part to make SCUP events fun and valuable learning experiences. However, SCUP is not Voulgaris’s first experience working in education. Previously, she was a substitute teacher and adjunct college instructor of American history. Although she enjoyed her time teaching, she was decidedly less fond of kindergarten glue projects and teenage angst.
Voulgaris graduated from Kalamazoo College in 2012 with a BA in history and classical civilizations. After taking a gap year, she decided to pursue further graduate study. During 2013–2014, she earned her classics MA at Durham University in England, where she studied many fascinating aspects of Greco-Roman societies and discovered firsthand that British people really do drink that much tea.
Voulgaris is an unabashed homebody and shameless geek–who is still disappointed she didn’t receive her Hogwarts letter. In her spare time, she enjoys creative writing, reading, and watching too many scary movies and British television shows. A Michigan native, she also loves nature, walking in the woods, and making friends with wild turkeys.