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Learning Abroad Staff

Your Learning Abroad Staff

Katrina Brown Staff 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.
Kara Gross - Finance and Administrative Specialist
Kara moved to Utah from Florida. 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.
Anna staff photo resizedAnna Cushing, MS - Learning Abroad Coordinator
Anna graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor’s degree in Chinese and a Master’s degree in International Affairs and Global Enterprise (MIAGE). Anna is passionate about international education and has worked and studied in Ukraine, Poland, and China. Anna loves learning about different cultures and foreign languages and uses every opportunity to travel abroad. Anna advises students and coordinates faculty-led programs in the College of Architecture, College of Education, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, College of Social and Cultural Transformation, and advises undeclared students. Preferred pronouns: She/Her/Hers.
Daniel CDaniel Cloward, MA, MEd - Learning Abroad Coordinator
Daniel is the main contact for programs through the College of Humanities. He transitioned to Learning Abroad after working in International Student & Scholar Services for two years, also housed in the Office for Global Engagement. His career in International Education began as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia (’15 –’17) where he was a TEFL Volunteer. He has an MEd focused on International Education and an MA in Relational Communication. He is fluent in American Sign Language and claims Chicago as home. Preferred pronouns: He/Him/His.
EricEric 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.
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.
Jordan Lopez - Learning Abroad Program Specialist
Jordan is a proud University of Utah graduate, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental and Sustainability studies. Jordan participated in the Community Engaged Learning in Costa Rica, leaving her motivated and eager to make an impact in her own community. Jordan enjoys encouraging students to participate in the many programs offered by the learning abroad office. As a Program Specialist, she provides support and assists with the Learning Abroad application process. When Jordan is not in the office you can catch her tending to her garden or planning her next adventure. Preferred pronouns: She/Her/Hers.

Peer Advisors

Courtney JohnsonCourtney Johnson
After graduating from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Philosophy and French, Courtney embarked on her multi-year adventure circumnavigating the globe. She has enjoyed language and cultural exchange on six continents and has worked with various students during her time leading trips overseas. With a dabbling in French, Arabic, Malay, and Chinese, nothing fires Courtney’s passion more than global affairs and international studies. This fueled her decision to pause her backpacker lifestyle and pursue a Master's in International Affairs and Global Enterprise (MIAGE). She is a strong advocate for Learning Abroad and hopes to inspire and encourage curious students to continue their studies overseas. Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers.

Max Courval staff photoMax Courval
Max was born and raised in the hot Sonoran Desert in Scottsdale, Arizona. He graduated from Arizona State University in 2020 with a BA in Geography, minors in Spanish and Urban Planning, and certificates in Brazilian Studies and Geographic Information Science. Max is a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Alumni and studied abroad in Lisbon, Portugal in 2019. Max also participated in the Critical Language Scholarship Portuguese Virtual Institute in 2020 and 2021 in Florianópolis, Brazil. Sparked by his interdisciplinary interests in language, culture and geography, Max is pursuing a MA in Latin American Studies at the University of Utah as a FLAS Fellow for Portuguese. When Max is not improving his language skills, he loves to cook international cuisine (his favorite meal to cook is shakshuka) and attend live music festivals (he has gone to Coachella for the past five years)! Preferred pronouns: He/Him/His.