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Executive Staff

Robbie

Our fearless leader, Robbie, charts the course for LeadAbroad. With over 55 stamps in his passport, he lives our mission through his own travels. Robbie loves storytelling, freshly ground coffee, craft brews and ultramarathons.

Courtney

Nothing makes Courtney come alive quite like traveling abroad. A master problem-solver and life coach, Courtney believes in each and every one of our students. Court loves her sisters, journaling and photography.

Joanna

The ultimate extrovert, Joanna excels as a program director coach and motivates our campus recruiting team with her creativity, persistence and humor. JoJo is a fan of all things blue, Tex Mex, early morning bootcamp and Decatur, GA.

Carolyn

From nationwide outreach to new location research, Carolyn is up to the challenge. LeadAbroad is the dream job she never thought existed. Caro loves dinner parties, her husband Sam and their dog Moose.

Michael

From sign-up to send-off, Michael manages all student communication seamlessly whether it is scheduling on-campus meetings or managing program enrollment.   Michael loves mountain hikes, indie music concerts and Atlanta coffee shops.

Kelsey

With infectious and inspiring positivity, Kelsey leads programs abroad and recruits the next class of LeadAbroad students. She is full of new ideas and energy. Kelsey loves the Bulldogs, an impromptu party and trying new restaurants.

Sophie

A recent UGA grad, Sophie’s genuine positivity brings a smile to the entire team. Her passion for travel and adventure makes her a great addition to our campus outreach and program teams. Sophie loves the New Orleans Saints, sushi and dogs!

Marc

As an experienced finance and accounting manager, Marc leads the charge on business operations. He tirelessly improves our systems and challenges our boundaries of success. Marc loves photography, punk rock covers of pop songs and cooking.

Caroline

Blaize

Hayley

Academic Staff

Dr. Marisa Atencio
Director of Global Education
Oglethorpe University

Spanish Culture

Dr. Mario Chandler
GO Barcelona Faculty
Oglethorpe University

Art History

Dr. Jeffrey Collins
GO Rome Faculty
Oglethorpe University

Leadership & Service

Ilya Gokhman
Cape Town Academic Director
Northwestern University

Business

Dr. Earl Howell
GO Rome Faculty
Oglethorpe University

Business

Dr. Seema Shrikhande
GO Paris Faculty
Oglethorpe University

Business

Dr. David Nasser
GO Barcelona Faculty
Oglethorpe University

Spanish Language

Dr. Viviana Plotnik
GO Barcelona Faculty
Oglethorpe University

Art & Culture

Dr. Francisco Ramallo
GO Barcelona Faculty
Madrid, Spain

Philosophy, Leadership & Service

Dr. Amanda Printz Whooley
LEAD Greece Academic Director
GO Rome Faculty
Oglethorpe University

Culture

Dr. Matthew Wild
GO Paris Faculty
Oglethorpe University

Communications

Dr. Katharine Zakos
GO Rome Faculty
Oglethorpe University

Program Staff & Interns

Program Staff

Caroline Beldon
Intern, Rome
University of Georgia

Program Staff

Blaize Burley
Intern, Cape Town & Barcelona
University of Georgia

Program Staff

Carly Cullen
Intern, Rome
University of Georgia

Program Staff

Olivia Dooley
Intern, Greece
University of Georgia

Program Staff

Thomas Gilbert
Intern, Cape Town
Belmont University

Program Staff

Andreu Gual
PRO Barcelona
COO, Corkscrew

Program Staff

Hayley Johnson
Intern, Greece & Barcelona
Georgia Southern University

Program Staff

Chris Kasuya
Intern, Barcelona
University of Georgia Alumni

Program Staff

Jenna McEachern
Intern, London
Birmingham-Southern College

Program Staff

Ish Orrie
Activities Director
Cape Town, South Africa

Program Staff

Jason Rowland
Intern, Barcelona
University of Texas

Program Staff

Matalin Varner
Intern, Rome
Auburn University

Community Leaders

2018-2019 Community Leaders to be announced in August!