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Staff : Listing
Following is a listing of staff members. Click the staff member's name to view office hours and contact details.

Education Abroad, Director

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Oversees operations of Education Abroad unit within the Office of International Education, including
  • academic, fiscal and health/safety oversight of education abroad programs/activities involving students;
  • development and implementation of policies and procedures;
  • coordination of student exchanges;
  • promotion of education abroad participation;
  • global curriculum integration and internationalization;
  • increase of student access to study abroad;
  • support to UGA Residential Center;
  • study abroad outcomes assessment.
Name Email Phone
Dr. Yana A. Cornish yanac@uga.edu 706-542-2900

Education Abroad, Advisors

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Responsible for:
  • student advising on education abroad options at UGA;
  • student support before, during and after education abroad;
  • marketing education abroad on campus;
  • training and support student staff, including Junior Advisors;
  • coordination of workshops and certificates pertaining to education abroad;
  • organization of various education abroad events;
  • administration of education abroad scholarships;
  • liaising with external providers of education abroad opportunities;
  • assistance with coordination of risk management activities;
  • assistance with data gathering and reporting.
Name Email Phone
Marcia Crippen mkcrip@uga.edu 706-542-2900
Jacklyn Fisher jacklynf@uga.edu 706-542-2900
Colleen Larson clarson@uga.edu 706-542-2900
Laura Paris laparis@uga.edu 706-542-2900

Education Abroad, GoAbroad Portal Coordinator

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Coordinate aspects of the GoAboad Portal, including
  • implementation and maintenance of the Portal and its features;
  • user training and development of instructional materials;
  • advocacy regarding the Portal and its features;
  • development of new features;
  • data gathering and reporting;
  • assistance with development of custom features;
  • oversight of the website content;
  • assistance to users, as needed.
Name Email Phone
Colin McKenzie cgmck@uga.edu 706-542-2900

Education Abroad, Liaison

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  • coordinates visitor flow & maintains staff calendars;
  • handles office communication by phone and email;
  • coordinates student records;
  • manages program destination details;
  • maintains schedule of the state-vehicle;
  • performs standard front desk and administrative tasks.
Name Email Phone
Jonathan Evans jpevans@uga.edu 706-542-2900

Education Abroad, Graduate Assistants

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Assist with Education Abroad activities, including
  • administration of scholarships for study abroad;
  • coordination of events;
  • marketing and promotion of global opportunities (via classroom presentations, info sessions, etc.);
  • maintenance of website content;
  • point of contact for incoming international exchange and BSMP students;
  • assistance with reporting;
  • compiling program evaluations;
  • assistance with insurance and STEP enrollment;
  • organization of library resources;
  • assistance to Director.
Name Email Phone
Sutton Freedman smf43383@uga.edu unavailable
Lucas Vasconcelos vasconce@uga.edu 706-542-2900

Education Abroad Student Staff - Junior Advisors

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Assist with Education Abroad activities, including
  • initial student advising in groups and individually;
  • assistance with office events;
  • marketing and promotion of global opportunities (via classroom presentations, info sessions, etc.);
  • maintenance of website content;
  • assistance with reporting;
  • compiling program evaluations;
  • assistance with insurance and STEP enrollment;
  • organization of library resources;
  • assistance to EA staff.
Name Email Phone
Amanda El-Kadi aelkadi266@gmail.com 706-542-2900
Bryana Shook bryana.shook25@uga.edu 706-542-2900
Shelly Wallace shelly93@uga.edu 706-542-2900

Office of International Education, Associate Provost

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Name Email Phone
Dr. Kavita Pandit pandit@uga.edu 706-542-2900

Office of International Education, IT Manager

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Name Email Phone
Micah Cooper micah.cooper@uga.edu 706-542-2900

Office of International Education, Senior Accounting Technician

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Facilitates matters related to the CISI International Health and Travel Insurance coverage. Handles participant (students, faculty/staff) enrollment into the coverage, generation of electronic insurance documents, forwards invoices for payment to departments, and answers questions pertaining to CISI insurance enrollment.
Name Email Phone
Naomi Molina naomin@uga.edu unavailable