Waterfront view in Cinque Terre

Executive Staff


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.


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 family, journaling and photography.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!

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


Ilya Gokhman
GO Barcelona & LEAD Cape Town Faculty
Northwestern University


Dr. Kate Keib
GO Barcelona Faculty
Oglethorpe University

Business and Marketing

Dr. David Nasser
GO Rome Faculty
Oglethorpe University

Art & Culture

Dr. Francisco Ramallo
GO Barcelona Faculty
Madrid, Spain

Philosophy, Leadership & Service

Dr. Amanda Printz Whooley
LEAD Greece Faculty
Oglethorpe University

Leadership & Service

Dr. Matt Wild
GO Rome Faculty
Oglethorpe University


Dr. Katharine Zakos
GO Rome Faculty
Oglethorpe University

Program Staff & Interns

Summer 2022 staff will be announced in early spring semester 2022!