Arrangements Abroad has welcomed several new staff members in recent months. For this post, we’d like to introduce you to Kieran McCarthy Fell, who joined our Client Services team.
When did you start working at Arrangements Abroad, and what is your position here?
I started August 6, 2018, and I’ve loved every day so far! I’m a Client Services Coordinator.
What were you doing right before you started working for Arrangements Abroad?
Panicking about when I would find a job! No, I had just graduated from grad school and come back from a week playing Irish music in the Catskills with friends.
What is your hometown?
Huntington, New York.
Who would play you in a movie?
My boyfriend claims it would be Anna Kendrick. I’m okay with that. She’s spunky!
What is your favorite travel book?
In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson.
City you most recommend to friends
There are so many amazing places for different interests! Some I’ve raved about are Stockholm, Krakow, Seattle, and Prague. And Alaska’s Glacier Bay area, though I know it’s not a city.
City you would drop everything to see
Of places I’ve been before, Vienna. It definitely has a hold on me. Of cities I haven’t gotten to see yet, I’d go to Istanbul or St. Petersburg in a heartbeat. Also, although they are not cities, I’d love to visit Georgia, Patagonia, and Mongolia. And Antarctica before it’s completely melted away.
What is your favorite thing about working at Arrangements Abroad?
I’m really enjoying the people I get to work with, coworkers and travelers alike. Everyone in the office has been so helpful and patient that I’m looking forward to the day I can help each of them in return. And our travelers are so passionate about seeing the world! That’s something I have great admiration for.
Do you have any special skills?
Playing traditional Irish music, and I’ve recently discovered I do a pretty okay job of impersonating Janice from Friends.
Your most visited websites
Condé Nast, Facebook (sadly), and everything affiliated with Google (especially Gmail and Google Maps).
Something about you that surprises people.
I’m REALLY not a fan of butterflies! Also I’ve published a research paper.
Three things you can’t travel without
Some variety of photo-taking device, a list of useful words and phrases in the local language, and something to read on the way.
Number of trips traveled on
None for AA yet, though hopefully someday! So far, I’ve traveled to 17 countries (some more than once), 43 states (some more than once) and Puerto Rico; and the rest of the world is on my bucket list!