May Staff Senate Spotlight

Amanda Bennett

Director of Global Partnerships and Engagement, International Affairs

How long have you worked at UNT?

Almost 10 years!

What department do you work in and what does your position entail?

I work in International Affairs as the Director of Global Partnerships and Engagement. I manage UNT’s strategic international initiatives, global partnerships, and global scholarly activities. I also serve as UNT’s Fulbright Program Advisor and Scholar Liaison.

What do you like about your position?

I enjoy collaborating with wonderful colleagues across campus and the world on different international initiatives and partnership programs. One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is advising UNT students and alumni on their Fulbright applications. I enjoy learning about their global projects and plans for improving the world.

What is your favorite place to eat on or near campus?

Oriental Garden! I love their red curry.

If someone new came in and wanted to know something that no one else at UNT would know, what would you tell them?

The end of each semester is the best time to visit UNT. You can walk around campus and see students in their caps and gowns taking graduation photos. It is an incredible experience to see students celebrating their accomplishments. It really showcases the wonderful UNT community and Mean Green spirit.

Tell us something about you.

I am a doctoral candidate in UNT’s Department of Political Science.