Dana Tottenham

Senior Associate Director, Global Internships

Office: Candler Library, Suite 200

Phone: 404-727-9009

Email: dtotten@emory.edu


  • MA, Anthropology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
  • BA, English and Spanish, Emory University, Atlanta, GA


Dana Tottenham is Senior Associate Director, Global Internships within the Office of International and Summer Programs (OISP) at Emory College of Arts and Sciences (ECAS).  She developed and is responsible for the Emory College Global Internship Program.  She also manages oversight of Terra Dotta Software and connected technology systems.  Her professional areas of interest include intersections of applied anthropology, education, and study abroad.  She studied abroad in England and Spain, traveled to Taiwan with her in-laws, and connected with the Tibetan community in India.  She has worked as an international educator for over 18 years in capacities ranging from program development, project management, business analysis, technology implementation, administration, and advising.  She earned an M.A. in Anthropology (Georgia State University) and a B.A. in English/Spanish (Emory University). She currently serves as Director, Vibrant Content (Member Focus Areas) for the Global Leadership League, an organization dedicated to furthering leadership for women in international education.  In 2018, she was invited to serve as an inaugural member of the Engaged Anthropology Committee for the Department of Anthropology at Georgia State University.

A proud native Texan, Dana lives in Decatur, Georgia with her husband and two sons, is an engaged volunteer in her community, and loves to swim, run, and eat Tex-Mex (when she’s not dodging Nerf darts and/or stepping on Legos). Her favorite story is when fellow Emory colleague Sherry Ebrahimi delivered her second son in the car- it's their "story that nevers gets old" to share.

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