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Learning Abroad Staff

First-time applicants must complete a Learning Abroad 101 session online or in person before meeting with a Coordinator. Students can learn more and sign up here. Please direct all general inquiries to Learning Abroad (learningabroad@utah.edu) or call us at 801-581-5849.

Learning Abroad Staff

Sabine Klahr Staff PhotoSabine C. Klahr, Ed.D. – Executive Director for Learning Abroad
Dr. Sabine C. Klahr joined the U in 2011 and in 2013 co-established the Office for Global Engagement as the Associate Chief Global Officer. In 2020, she is taking on the additional role of Executive Director for Learning Abroad to develop new initiatives designed to increase access to Learning Abroad opportunities for U students while continuing in her role as Associate Chief Global Officer. Sabine is the contact for policy, new program development, and risk management for Learning Abroad. Over the past 22 years, Sabine has served in international education leadership roles at several universities and nationally for international higher education associations. She earned a doctorate focused on international higher education leadership, completed a dissertation on integrating education abroad in engineering education, received two Fulbright awards, and continues to engage in scholarship and publishing. Prior to her doctorate, she earned a BS and MS in botany/plant ecology and worked in science and outdoor education. Preferred pronouns: She/Her/Hers.
Katrina Brown photoKatrina Brown, MFS – Associate Director for Learning Abroad
Katrina joined the Learning Abroad team in 2014 from her home state of Wisconsin. She is a member of the Assessment and Scholarship Teams. Her responsibilities include strategic planning and training for faculty, program assistants, and academic advisors. Katrina also serves as the OEO/Title IX Liaison for Learning Abroad. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in French and Psychology and a Master’s degree in International Education and French from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Preferred pronouns: She/Her/Hers.

 
Jessica Keat, MPA – Manager for Finance and Administration
Jessica is a graduate of the University of Utah. She has been working in Learning Abroad since 2012. She oversees financial activities for Learning Abroad. She serves as main contact for finances for the University of Utah Asia campus, David Eccles School of Business, College of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, College of Social and Behavioral Science, College of Law, College of Humanities, and University College. Preferred pronouns: She/Her/Hers.
Alice Jordan – Program Finance Coordinator
Alice moved to Utah from Florida where she worked in higher education for over 15 years. She divides her time in Learning Abroad between administrative and accounting duties. She works on budgeting and finances with Colleges of Architecture and Planning, Fine Arts, Education, Honors, Social Work, Health, and Mines and Earth Sciences. Preferred pronouns: She/Her/Hers.
Eric Boscan photoEric Boscan, MA – Learning Abroad Coordinator
Eric is originally from Salt Lake City, and is a graduate of the University of Utah and the University of Denver - Josef Korbel School of International Studies. He has been working in international education since 2014 and joined Learning Abroad in 2016. Eric serves as main contact for the College of Health, School of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing, School of Dentistry, College of Science, College of Mines and Earth Sciences, College of Social Work, and College of Law. In addition, he is the primary contact for incoming exchange students from our partner institutions around the world. Preferred pronouns: He/Him/His.
Jacquee Williams Bio PhotoJacquée Williams, MS – Learning Abroad Coordinator
Jacquée Williams is an Atlanta native who joined the Learning Abroad team in 2017.  She advises students in the College of Humanities. She also works on marketing and re-entry projects and helps lead the Global U Program. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Film and Video from Georgia State University and a Master’s degree in International and Comparative Education from Indiana University Bloomington. Preferred pronouns: She/Her/Hers.
Kathryn Timm PhotoKathryn Timm, M.Ed. – Learning Abroad Coordinator
Kathryn joined the Learning Abroad team in June 2016 and holds a Master of Education in Higher Education from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She advises students and coordinates faculty-led programs in the Honors College, the College of Education, the College of Architecture and the School for Cultural and Social Transformation. She also advises students in the College of Social and Behavioral Science, and those who are undeclared. In addition, Kathryn works with student staff, and is in charge of office scholarships. Kathryn also serves as an on-campus representative for the Boren Scholarship, Gilman Scholarship, and Freeman-ASIA Scholarship. Preferred pronouns: She/Her/Hers.
Rick Batchelor photoRick Batchelor, MA – Learning Abroad Coordinator
Rick advises students and coordinates faculty-led programs in the David Eccles School of Business, College of Engineering, and College of Fine Arts. He also coordinates select faculty-led programs from the College of Social and Behavioral Science.  Rick is on the Assessment Team, along with the Pre-Departure and Learning Abroad 101 Team and is the main contact for outgoing exchanges and student advising for the Utah Asia Campus.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Italian from the College of the Holy Cross and a Master’s degree in International Studies with a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Oregon. Preferred pronouns: He/Him/His.
Whitney Graves photoWhitney Graves – Administrative Coordinator
Whitney is a graduate of the University of Utah. As a Program Specialist, she provides support and assists with the Learning Abroad application process and programs. Whitney is a travel and adventure addict who has been to over 40 countries on 5 continents. Scotland remains her favorite destination to date. Preferred pronouns: She/Her/Hers.
Daniel Watson Bio PhotoDaniel Watson, MA – Marketing & Technology Coordinator
Originally from Corvallis, Oregon, Daniel received his BA in History and Spanish while at the University of Puget Sound. After studying abroad in Granada and later working as an English teacher all across Spain, Daniel returned to the US and completed his MA in International Education Management at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California. Daniel coordinates the various technology used throughout the office and leads the marketing team. Preferred pronouns: He/Him/His.

Peer Advisors

Lucas Lilly Staff PhotoLucas Lilly – Peer Advisor
Born and raised in Bozeman, Montana, Lucas is a Senior at the University of Utah. He is currently majoring in Spanish Teaching with a minor in History Teaching. After his first year at the U, he participated on the Intensive Spanish Language & Culture Program in Oviedo, Spain. Lucas loves to travel and learn as much as possible about new countries and cultures. In addition to traveling, Lucas likes to spend his time in the mountains climbing, biking or skiing. Preferred pronouns: He/Him/His.
 

Outreach Assistant

Kyle Christy – Outreach Assistant
Kyle is a sophomore at the University of Utah pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology with an emphasis in Anatomy and Physiology with a double minor in Chemistry and Economics. He is also studying Pre-Med with a goal to become an Orthopedic Surgeon. Kyle loves to travel and has been to six countries outside of the United States. He's looking forward to learning abroad this summer and is interested in the Wilderness Medicine in the Alps program. Growing up in California, Kyle loves to go to the beach as well as snowboard, ride dirt bikes and jet skis, and play guitar.

Outreach Intern

Isabel Roberts – Outreach Intern
Isabel is a Senior at the University of Utah, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Biomedical Engineering. Growing up in Utah, Isabel loves to bike and ski in the mountains in order to take advantage of the wonderful scenery. She attended a year-long exchange program at the University of Sydney in Australia and loved everything she learned from the experience. She is excited to help others get out in the world and learn as much as possible. Preferred pronouns: She/Her/Hers