New Mosaic Steering Committee member Liane Constantine of UMSL highlighted

Liane Constantine working collaboratively to strengthen UMSL’s international mission

Liane Constantine admits she didn’t know much about St. Louis when she moved here seven years ago with her husband and young son.

But Constantine – who grew up in Germany and has lived all over the globe, including a three-year stint in Japan before relocating to the United States – quickly developed an affinity for the city’s friendly people, rich cultural institutions and green open spaces.

“It didn’t take us long to realize what a hidden gem St. Louis would be for us with education everywhere from kindergarten to college amid lush, green neighborhoods and free of the traffic jams notorious in many larger cities,” Constantine said of her and her husband, originally from Washington, D.C. “I often tell newcomers to St. Louis that it’s pretty simple: At first no one wants to come here, and then they realize that they don’t want to leave.”

The fondness she’s developed for the University of Missouri–St. Louis, even before she began working at the university in 2016, is just as strong.


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