Annie Prucey

March 28 at 4PM | HAL 202

Going Global: Navigating Languages, Cultures and Careers

Sponsored by The Department of Modern Languages and E+I

What is it like to work for a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with a globally-focused mission? What kinds of skills and experiences do you need to succeed in this field? How can you combine world languages and cultures with a career that is both sustainable and rewarding?

A graduate of Grove City College, Annie Prucey has devoted more than two decades of her life to advancing global education. When she returned to Pittsburgh after two years of teaching English in Japan, she landed a position with the World Affairs Council. Since then, Annie has been able to navigate her career path in ways that she never expected when she first started out as a program manager. Her nonprofit experience includes teaching, program development, fundraising, marketing/communications, human resource management, and finance.




Annie Prucey serves as the Vice President for Global Education at the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh where she oversees innovative, internationally-focused programming efforts for Western Pennsylvania students and educators. Annie has more than twenty years of experience in international education, nonprofit management, and cross-cultural training. She joined the Council team in 1998 and has since launched a number of highly transformative initiatives and programs, such as the Global Leadership Certificate and Global Travel Scholarship Program. In addition, Annie has led educational tours to Japan, Spain, Belgium, and Austria through partnerships with the European Union and World Learning’s Experiment in International Living. Before joining the World Affairs Council, Annie worked as a high school English teacher in Japan through the Japanese government’s Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Programme. Annie double-majored in International Business and Spanish at Grove City College, and studied in Sevilla, Spain.

Annie currently serves on North Allegheny School District’s Diversity Committee; the Global Education Task Force of the World Affairs Councils of America; the Program Committee of the Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania; and the Local Arrangements Committee for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. She has served on the Board of Advisors of the Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh; the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Council for International Education; the Board of Trustees of the Community at Holy Family Manor; and the Community Advisory Committee of the YWCA’s Center for Race and Gender Equity. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has named Annie as one of “The Top 48 Making a Difference in Education,” and she is a Women and Girls Foundation “Celebrating Women Having a Global Impact Nominee.” Over the years, she has presented at various conferences and seminars regarding the importance of global education and ways to shrink the global education gap in Pittsburgh.