Blake has been assistant director of university relations since fall 2019 and is based in Austin, Texas. He supports the development and implementation of special initiatives within SIT University Relations such as regional advisor workshops and the annual Critical Global Issues Symposium. Previously, he served as university relations manager for the southern region from 2011 to 2019. Prior to his position at SIT, Blake was the director of study abroad at University of Texas Arlington. Blake holds a BA from Southern Methodist University, where he studied English literature and chemistry. He spent his final undergraduate semester studying abroad at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. During his semester in Perth, he also completed a comparative study program in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and China. Blake later attended Seattle University to complete an MA in student development administration. Blake has also served on the leadership team for NAFSA Region III.