Dr. Metcalf is currently the Director of International Affairs here at Florida State University. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Political Science at FSU in 1983. She then went on to earn her Master's and Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford University. She has received numerous awards, such as the President's Travel Grant (1993, 1994, 1996) and the University Teaching Incentive Award (1994). She is also a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, American Political Science Association, and the International Student Association. She discusses her passion for traveling below:
"My favorite thing to do is to travel. As an FSU undergrad, I participated in the London program. In graduate school, I studied Russian in the Soviet Union, and I was in Berlin as the wall was coming down. Since then, I have taken advantage of many other opportunities to travel both for work and pleasure. My favorite part of traveling is the serendipitous opportunities. I happened to be in Warsaw on the anniversary of the Soviet invasion in World War II, and I came upon a commemorative parade with survivors of the Home Army and the Jewish Defense Forces. I also attended a European Cup qualifying game between Croatia and Georgia in Split, Croatia which made FSU football games look tame."