Prof. Rick Opland

 
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Rick Opland has been teaching Human Resources and General Management at CSU Long Beach since 2008. He teaches HR classes on compensation, training & development, international HR, and labor relations.

Prior to entering academia, Rick was an officer with US Customs & Border Protection Field Operations at the Detroit Airport. He also worked several years for Northwest Airlines as an agent, interpreter, and supervisor.

In his free time, he enjoys traveling the world with his wife, Toey. So far, he has visited over 50 countries, in addition to living abroad in Japan for 5 years. He plans to retire in Thailand and continue hosting study abroad programs in Thailand.

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Prof. Vasinee “Toey” Opland

 
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VASINEE “TOEY” OPLAND IS OUR ASSISTANT TOUR LEADER. SHE HAS BEEN TEACHING IN THE INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEPARTMENT AT CSULB SINCE 2017, SPECIALIZING IN BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE AND MARKETING ANALYTICS.

BORN AND RAISED IN BANGKOK, THAILAND, SHE MOVED TO CALIFORNIA IN 2009 TO PURSUE HER MBA AT CSU LONG BEACH. SHE CURRENTLY WORKS FOR UNITEDHEALTH GROUP AS A SENIOR DATA ENGINEER. “MY FAVORITE PART OF THIS JOB IS THAT I’M A 100% TELECOMMUTER WHICH ALLOWS ME THE FLEXIBILITY TO GO TO THAILAND EVERY YEAR AND DO THIS IMPORTANT HUMANITARIAN WORK.”

SHE ENJOYS TRAVELING INTERNATIONALLY WITH HER HUSBAND, RICK, AND IS AN AVID LIFELONG LEARNER. SHE COMPLETED CERTIFICATES IN PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS AND DATA SCIENCE FROM UCI, AND IS CURRENTLY IS HER SECOND SEMESTER STUDYING JAPANESE AT LBCC.

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