Welcome to the Dragon Family: Fumi Matsumoto Cheever

Meet Fumi Cheever, MSUM’s new director of global engagement. Overseeing international and study abroad students, Fumi hopes to encourage more students to travel abroad.

Q: What drew you to MSUM?

A: I am one out of a million people who truly have their dream job. Twenty-one years ago, I was an international student myself and it was a life-changing experience. I gained an extraordinary international family, and realized I wanted to advise students on their own travel journey. Coming to MSUM was just the perfect fit and my international family continues to grow each year.

Q: How do you prefer to start your workday?

A: Ah, with laughter.

Q: What energizes you at work?

A: My students keep me young. They bring me an abundance of joy and continuously push me to keep learning.

Q: What is an interesting fact about yourself?

A: I am from Japan!

Q: What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

A: Take life easy. Everything always has an interesting way of working itself out.

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?

A: With my unique position, I feel as if I have already visited everywhere. Even if I have not physically been there, international students bring pieces of their culture to me. I get to experience the country from the love of a student, and I don’t have to pay for a flight.

Welcome to the #DragonFamily, Fumi!

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