Get to Know Our Team

Our team is committed to lifelong learning, constantly exploring, and cultivating a more inclusive and empathetic world.

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LEADERSHIP

Kris Holloway
President & CEO
Travel Tip! Don't be afraid to make language mistakes. Some of my best laughs ever are from either making a language faux pas myself, or hearing others make them.... Continue Reading
Scott Tayloe
Chief Operating Officer
Travel Tip! Grab your favorite tunes, find a park or cafe, and just take it all in . . . and sign off of all social media devices.
Joe Debiec
Vice President of International Operations
Travel Tip! I love to spend my first day in a new place walking. Often I'll walk ten or more miles in a day while traveling. I like to spend hours scouting out wh... Continue Reading
Jessica Jones
Vice President of Partnerships
Travel Tip! Expect the unexpected. Expect your plans to change. Stay flexible and laugh. Always laugh. Even when you cry, find the laughter.
Emily Negard
Vice President of Marketing
Travel Tip! I always carry my travel journal along with colored pencils and a glue stick. When I have down time at the airport, train station, or a cafe, I'll dra... Continue Reading
Elayna Hebert
Vice President of People & Culture
Travel Tip! When I lost my phone when I landed in Spain for the first time, I thought it was the end of the world. I realized that the experiences I had without b... Continue Reading
Tyler Lucas
Vice President of Finance
Travel Tip! Explore the local cuisine! I always tend to do a little research in advance about what foods are unique to the region and seek them out – it really he... Continue Reading
Kailee Moszynski
Assistant Vice President of Outreach & Advising
Travel Tip! Leave yourself lots of free time and don't over-book your days. Whether it is a short vacation or a semester abroad, try to avoid the impulse to plan ... Continue Reading
Ginny Garzón
Assistant Vice President of Partner Success
Travel Tip! Go where the locals go for a more authentic experience. Ask people where they go when they go when they want to dine out with friends, see a show, exp... Continue Reading
Carrie Anderson
Assistant Vice President of Enrollment
Travel Tip! My favorite thing to do when I travel to a new city is to do an airbnb or getyourguide food tour of some kind- it really helps you to see how the loca... Continue Reading

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Kris Holloway
President & CEO
Travel Tip! Don't be afraid to make language mistakes. Some of my best laughs ever are from either making a language faux pas myself, or hearing others make them.... Continue Reading
Jeff Palm
Founder & Board Director
Travel Tip! I first learn about a new culture through food. I try to understand what truly “local” dishes are and then find a “typical” place (non-tourist) at whi... Continue Reading
Nick Bryngelson
Board Director
Travel Tip! Play a sport or game with the locals. Jumping into a pickup soccer game or any local game is a great way to connect regardless of what language everyo... Continue Reading
Rich Webb
Board Director & Senior Vice President of Innovation
Travel Tip! When ever I arrive in a new country or city I am sure to take a taxi to my first destination form the airport and while in the taxi I ask as many ques... Continue Reading
Scott Tayloe
Chief Operating Officer
Travel Tip! Grab your favorite tunes, find a park or cafe, and just take it all in . . . and sign off of all social media devices.

UNIVERSITY RELATIONS & CUSTOM PROGRAMS

Jessica Jones
Vice President of Partnerships
Travel Tip! Expect the unexpected. Expect your plans to change. Stay flexible and laugh. Always laugh. Even when you cry, find the laughter.
Kent Moore
University Relations Director
Travel Tip! Taking photos is fun but try a week or just a day without using your camera. You might find that you have more unforgettable memories and fewer all-to... Continue Reading
Beth Cahoon
Director of Custom Programs
Travel Tip! The unexpected will happen. Turn the stress into an adventure and a story!
Ian Lim-Bonner
University Relations Director
Travel Tip! Have a plan, but embrace spontaneity. Having an itinerary gives youu00a0peace of mind and an idea of where you want to go and what you want to see. Bu... Continue Reading
Kyle Cox
University Relations Director
Travel Tip! Solo travel can be so, so rewarding. It's a great way to learn about yourself as you're learning about a new place. It's also a great way to make new ... Continue Reading
Mary Alice Haas
University Relations Director
Travel Tip! Start with a compliment! You might see someone that looks your age in a coffee shop, or stand next to someone with good energy on campus. One of my cl... Continue Reading
Brianna Rice
University Relations Manager
Travel Tip! Don't wait around for your friends to join you. Solo travel is one of the most exciting and empowering things you can do. You'll learn so much about y... Continue Reading
Jeniece Carter
Partner Success Manager
Travel Tip! When travelling, I like to have a balance between organization and spontaneity. Before landing in a new place, I create a flexible schedule to maximiz... Continue Reading
Ann Hartunian
Faculty-Led Programs Coordinator
Travel Tip! Learn how to be uncomfortable with the unexpected or unplanned. Exposing yourself to new food, places, or people that you did not necessary plan for o... Continue Reading
Julia Berberan
Faculty-Led Program Assistant Coordinator
Travel Tip! I love riding public transportation in other countries. It's a fun way to get an inside glimpse of local life, and is usually a pretty cheap way to se... Continue Reading

CONSULTING SERVICES

Scott Tayloe
Chief Operating Officer
Travel Tip! Grab your favorite tunes, find a park or cafe, and just take it all in . . . and sign off of all social media devices.
Ginny Garzón
Assistant Vice President of Partner Success
Travel Tip! Go where the locals go for a more authentic experience. Ask people where they go when they go when they want to dine out with friends, see a show, exp... Continue Reading
Christina Williams
Assistant Director of Study Abroad & Away - Jacksonville University
Travel Tip! Don't be afraid to get lost. Like, really lost. Those moments where you rely completely on intuition and human nature can be the most awakening, and f... Continue Reading
Sarah McRae
School of Record Assistant
Travel Tip! Explore as much of the local cuisine as possible. I always love going to new places and trying new foods. Asking the locals where they eat is a big he... Continue Reading

PROGRAM ADVISING & ENROLLMENT

Carrie Anderson
Assistant Vice President of Enrollment
Travel Tip! My favorite thing to do when I travel to a new city is to do an airbnb or getyourguide food tour of some kind- it really helps you to see how the loca... Continue Reading
Syd O'Wesney
Program Enrollment Coordinator - England, Ireland, Scotland, Spain
Travel Tip! Make sure to explore the city that you're in! Although the beauty of study abroad is you have the chance to travel all over the country and to other c... Continue Reading
Aimée Devitto
Program Enrollment Coordinator - Florence, Italy
Travel Tip! Studying abroad can seem slightly intimidating, especially if you're unfamiliar with the language. However, force yourself to meet new people, take pa... Continue Reading
Amanda Murphy
Program Enrollment Coordinator - Australia, Costa Rica, Greece, and Thailand
Travel Tip! Don't overplan. Have a place to stay, pick a few major things you want to do, and then just get lost in the beauty of it all. If you plan too many act... Continue Reading
Britni Purcell
Program Enrollment Coordinator - South Korea & Japan
Travel Tip! Find ways to connect with your host community – the language, everyday activities, common gathering places. You'll discover that you can gain the most... Continue Reading
Kayla Weiss
Program Enrollment Coordinator - Italy
Travel Tip! Create an impromptu picnic. Find some strawberries from a farmers market or some bread and cheese from a little shop or maybe a fresh pastry, make you... Continue Reading
Caroline Shea
Program Enrollment Coordinator & Team Assistant
Travel Tip! Sign up for a class or activity that you have never done before and always wanted to! It is a great way to meet people with similar interests - fellow... Continue Reading

INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

Joe Debiec
Vice President of International Operations
Travel Tip! I love to spend my first day in a new place walking. Often I'll walk ten or more miles in a day while traveling. I like to spend hours scouting out wh... Continue Reading
Alexandra Woolner
Director of International Operations
Travel Tip! Expect the unexpected! Sometimes culture shock is stronger in countries where you expect things to be more similar to your home country and environmen... Continue Reading
Tiffany Ho
International Operations Assistant Director
Travel Tip! If there are free walking tours at your destination, take advantage on your first day! It helps to acclimate you to your new surroundings, gives you i... Continue Reading
Aubree Compton
Assistant Director of International Operations
Travel Tip! Whenever exploring a new destination for a few days, find a quaint neighborhood cafe/pub and visit it more than once. Strike up a conversation with th... Continue Reading
Marina Weinstein
Marketing and Communications Manager & International Operations Assistant Director
Travel Tip! Walk, walk, walk, whenever you can! And take your time. You might find the most special surprises on your way to destination.
Lisa Pinheiro
Site Director in Costa Rica
Travel Tip! Dont limit yourself to the more popular tourist spots. There are tons of lesser known places that are beautiful and rich in culture where you can real... Continue Reading
Romina Marchionne
Site Director in Italy
Travel Tip! If while traveling there's no internet, embrace it. Play a card game with someone in the hostel common room, read a book, lie on the beach, go for a w... Continue Reading
Jeanna Brady
Site Director in Scotland
Travel Tip! Plan ahead of your program! Do your research and reach out to our Alumni to make the most of your time in Scotland. There are so many free and afforda... Continue Reading
David Jackson
Site Director in Thailand
Travel Tip! Looking for a cool and exciting way to explore Bangkok? The whole city used to be based around canals, so jumping on a boat gives you a way to get out... Continue Reading
Anna Bermani
Site Director in London
Travel Tip! Save money on your Oyster Card and walk everywhere. There are so many different neighbourhoods that await to be explored and hidden treasures to be di... Continue Reading
Karina Tarrat Byrne
Site Director in Ireland
Travel Tip! Travel with an open heart and an open mind. Temporarily step away from your own culture to experience something new.
Seth Daily
Assistant Site Director in Newcastle, Australia
Travel Tip! Making friends is key. The first thing I do when I get to a new place is find events that are going on. Ask locals, join social media groups, pay atte... Continue Reading
Grace Gutwein
Assistant Site Director - Gold Coast, Australia
Travel Tip! Once you get on that plane, let go of all expectations. Everyone will tell you how awesome and amazing your experience will be but be prepared to face... Continue Reading
Evgenia Karamani
Let's Talk Counselor & Site Director in Athens, Greece
Travel Tip! To explore a new country, I choose to walk rather than take transportation even for longer distances. It helps you better feel the vibration and get i... Continue Reading
Elizabeth Tyrie
Rome Assistant Site Director
Travel Tip! When I travel, I always try to find places where the locals are and just observe the lifestyle from a non-tourist perspective.
Nicole Baumgartner
Site Director in Barcelona
Travel Tip! When traveling always make friends with the locals! They will help really immerse you into the culture and give you a different perspective of your de... Continue Reading
Frank Angelo Casale III
Sorrento, Italy Site Director
Travel Tip! Step out of your comfort zone by trying new things. Be willing to talk to the locals and ask them questions! I've discovered this is the best way to h... Continue Reading
Martina Rosa
Assistant Site Director - Florence
Travel Tip! When you start an experience abroad you have to give yourself TIME. We are so used to rushing frantically through daily life that we forget to give ou... Continue Reading
Mari Madrigal
Assistant Site Director in Costa Rica
Travel Tip! Be patient. Things will always work out in the end. No need to rush or over plan. Let your days unfold peacefully and naturally, see the good in every... Continue Reading
Tatum Shannon
Seoul, South Korea Site Director
Travel Tip! Walk as much as you can! If you find a neighborhood you like, set out on foot and get lost down some side streets. Who knows what you could find – cut... Continue Reading
Ann Rungsinee
Site Director Bangkok
Travel Tip! I always talk to the hotel staff and ask where to go and eat. But I don't ask for their recommendation for me as a tourist, I ask where is their favor... Continue Reading
Steve Hamade
Tokyo, Japan Site Director
Travel Tip! I always try to adjust to the time difference prior to arrival by pulling an all-nighter either the night before my flight or during the flight as req... Continue Reading
James Avison
Assistant Site Director - London
Travel Tip! Pack light for short trips, you'll save on luggage fees and have more freedom to explore when you reach your destination! Make use of rucksacks (backp... Continue Reading
Diletta Mantovani
Student Life & Housing Assistant (Florence)
Travel Tip! When exploring a new country, resist the urge to seek out familiar food; instead, dive in its culture by tasting local dishes. Remember to seek recomm... Continue Reading

MARKETING & COMMUNICATION

Emily Negard
Vice President of Marketing
Travel Tip! I always carry my travel journal along with colored pencils and a glue stick. When I have down time at the airport, train station, or a cafe, I'll dra... Continue Reading
Kailee Moszynski
Assistant Vice President of Outreach & Advising
Travel Tip! Leave yourself lots of free time and don't over-book your days. Whether it is a short vacation or a semester abroad, try to avoid the impulse to plan ... Continue Reading
Jessica Aragon
Marketing Manager - Operations & Content
Travel Tip! Find a good trail outdoors and don't be afraid to try the local foods!
Kaylee Klinger
Communications & Alumni Relations Coordinator
Travel Tip! The best travel tip I always share is, if possible try to catch a redeye flight. That has helped me tremendously fight jet-lag and it allows you more ... Continue Reading
Keith Born
Product Manager
Travel Tip! Hoping to meet locals but you're a bit shy? Oftentimes a simple conversation starter is all it takes! Just opening your mouth to help them realize tha... Continue Reading
Serenah Quiroga
Advising Assistant
Travel Tip! Always find a reason to talk to a local or someone you may not know. Whether it's a simple hello, compliment, or question, there is always something t... Continue Reading
Leila Pathirana
Growth Marketing Assistant
Travel Tip! Go for a walk when you first arrive at your destination to get a feel of the location. There might be some hidden gems that you stumble across which y... Continue Reading

FINANCE and PEOPLE & CULTURE

Elayna Hebert
Vice President of People & Culture
Travel Tip! When I lost my phone when I landed in Spain for the first time, I thought it was the end of the world. I realized that the experiences I had without b... Continue Reading
Tyler Lucas
Vice President of Finance
Travel Tip! Explore the local cuisine! I always tend to do a little research in advance about what foods are unique to the region and seek them out – it really he... Continue Reading
Adrian Jackson
Staff Accountant
Travel Tip! Don't plan every aspect of your trip. Leave some time to go out and explore the city. Learn about different cultures and try new and amazing food.

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