Employee Spotlight: Anekka Hawthorne

Anekka Hawthorne has been with Cambridge Network since January, 2015 as a Business Development Manager in Florida. She works to find qualified and caring host families for our students in Florida. Read on to find more about Anekka’s background!


  1. What is your name and job title?

Anekka Hawthorne, Business Development Manager


  1. When did you start working at Cambridge Network?

January, 2015


  1. Where have you traveled to outside of the United States? England, France,

Holland, Sweden, UAE, Canada, Belgium, India and Oman


  1. What other languages do you speak?



  1. What’s something about American culture that you have found others outside of America find weird?

Our obsession with abundance


  1. If you could travel back in time to any point in history, when and where would it be?

To the Garden of Eden to distract Eve from the “serpent”


  1. What was your favorite food that you tried in another country?

Fish Molee


  1. If you could physically transport yourself to any place in the world at this moment, where would you go?

New Zealand


  1. If you could be instantly fluent in one language that you currently do not speak, which would it be? German


  1. If you could eat one food in any quantity for the rest of your life with no ill effects whatsoever, what food would you choose?



  1. Why do you like working in international education?

Expanding worldviews and providing new opportunities for student success


  1. What do you think is the greatest benefit of hosting a student?

Extending family


  1. What do you think is the biggest benefit of studying abroad?

Broadening worldview and creating understanding


  1. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life which book would it be?

The Complete Works of Shakespeare