Christelle Sheldon
Program Manager, Program in International Relations

Christelle grew up in the Chicago area where she earned her B.A in Political Science from DePaul University- Chicago and her Ed.M. in Global Studies in Education (with a specialization in Educational Policy Studies) from the University of Illinois- Champaign. She has been passionately involved in higher education for the past ten years serving in various capacities and departments in both traditional and Online universities.  Christelle joined the Stanford community in July of 2013, serving as the interim Program Coordinator in the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS). While at CLAS, Christelle served the students through academic and grant advising, and coordinated the CLAS events, social media, and lecture series. Prior to coming to Stanford University, Christelle worked with an educational start-up company called HotChalk, Inc., which partners with on-ground universities to build and implement online programs and services. At HotChalk, Christelle was the Senior Student Services Advisor and advised students in the Master’s of Education program. She served in a leadership role as the interim Director and worked heavily on devising a system to monitor and assist the “at-risk” student population, as well as creating and implementing policies and  S.O.P.s  for the Student Services department. Prior to this, Christelle served as an Assistant Director in the Student Records department of DePaul University- Chicago. Her primary role was to manage placement testing and diploma processing. She served on a cross-departmental committee focused on improving the overall experience for incoming students. 

Christelle enjoys learning about other cultures and completed her master’s degree in Global Studies in Education while studying abroad in Istanbul, Turkey. Since moving to the Bay Area, she and her husband have been eagerly exploring their new surroundings and enjoy attending local festivals, participating in eco-adventures, cycling, and traveling to any destination they can find. Christelle is  very excited to be joining the International Relations (IR) team as the Program Manager  and looks forward to serving the IR community!