Kathleen J. Gamer

Kathleen Gamer
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Kathleen J. Gamer's Biography

Type Of Business:
University
Marketing Area:
International
Expertise:
The Middle East
Major Product/SVS:
Higher education
Hobbies/Sports:
Helping foreign students get acclimated; Tutoring; Spending time with her son
Education Degrees:
Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, Emphasis on International Studies, Southern Oregon University; Bachelor's Degree in International Studies and Art, Southern Oregon University
Affiliations Awards:
Founder, United Nations Association of Southern Oregon
Charity:
First Baptist Church, Ashland
Number Of Years In Profession:
12
What Does He/She Attribute Success To:
She attributes her success to her ability to appreciate things, overcome obstacles, and understand the fear experienced by the Iranian people, especially women. She also credits her desire to make a difference in people's lives.
Why did you become involved in your profession or industry?:
She became involved in her profession because she was inspired by her husband, who is a Finnish Consul stationed in Tehran.
Extended Bio Profile:
Ms. Gamer speaks fluent Farsi and Arabic, and worked for the Shah of Iran before her husband was asked to leave the country. At Southern Oregon University, Ms. Gamer is involved with the the United Nations Club, which seeks to educate and inspire students to support the principles and efforts of the United Nations, and to mobilize students to make a global impact at a local level. The UN SOU schedules a full range of events on campus during United Nations Week each October. This year's events include a film series, lectures and discussions, and an address by Stephanie Bunker of the United Nations.
Position Responsibilities and Duties:
Attending classes; Resolving women's issues at the university's women's resource center
Education Certifications:
Certification in Conflict Resolution
Awards/Honors:
Student Award for International Studies (2008); Two-Time Recipient, Rotary Scholarship
Where Will You Be In 5 Years:
In five years, Ms. Gamer plans to work on micro-lending in the Middle East as a consultant with the United Nations, or assist the United Nations or the U.S. government with conflict resolution in the Middle East.
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