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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.

Blaize

Hayley

Academic Staff

Dr. Marisa Atencio
Director of Global Education
Oglethorpe University

Business

Cali Brutz
GO Rome Faculty
University of Georgia

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

Communications

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

Katie Andraschko
Cape Town & Barcelona
Ohio State University

Program Staff

Peri Block
GO Rome
Louisiana State University

Program Staff

Sam Curl
LEAD Greece
Georgia College

Program Staff

Olivia Dooley
PRO Costa Rica & GO Rome
University of Georgia

Program Staff

Lydia Fielder
DIRECT Greece & Barcelona
University of Arkansas

Program Staff

Gemma Kummerer
Cape Town
University of Georgia

Program Staff

Ashley McLaren
Barcelona
University of Alabama

Program Staff

Hannah O’Malley
GO Paris
Texas A&M University

Program Staff

Ish Orrie
Activities Director
Cape Town, South Africa

Program Staff

Sara Smith
GO Rome
Auburn University

Program Staff

Maggie Strasser
LEAD Greece
Miami University

Program Staff

Hannah Whaley
DIRECT Greece
University of Georgia