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 (email@example.com) or call us at 801-581-5849.
Learning Abroad Staff
|Katrina Brown, MFS – Interim Director for Learning Abroad
Katrina joined the Learning Abroad team in 2014 from her home state of Wisconsin. Her responsibilities include strategic planning, risk management, program development, policy coordination, and training for faculty, program assistants, and academic advisors. Katrina also serves as Deputy Title IX Coordinator 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, 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.
|Jacquée Williams, MA – 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, 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 office assessment and 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, 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 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 – Program Specialist
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, 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. New to the office, Daniel coordinates the various technology used throughout the office and leads the marketing team. Preferred pronouns: He/Him/His.
|Alessandra Cipriani-Detres - Peer Advisor
Alessandra is a sophomore from Chicago, IL and is majoring in International Studies and minoring in both Spanish and Italian. She participated in the Intensive Spanish Language & Culture program in Oviedo, Spain this past summer. Alessandra is looking forward to sharing her experiences with other students because she feels that learning abroad is something in which everyone should participate and is a once in a lifetime opportunity for personal and professional growth that comes with unforgettable memories and good food. Preferred pronouns: She/Her/Hers.
|Brock Mays - Peer Advisor
Brock is a Master’s student studying International Affairs and Global Enterprise at the University of Utah. He graduated from Utah State University with a degree in International Studies and linguistics. He has lived abroad twice, once in Lithuania and again in Finland at the University of Tampere. He loves travel, cultures and foreign languages. He speaks Lithuanian, Spanish, some Russian and a little Finnish. As a Peer Advisor, he helps promote learning abroad to fellow students. Preferred pronouns: He/Him/His.
|Madison Sudweeks - Outreach Intern
Madi is a senior studying history and social work with a Spanish minor. She learned abroad in Seville, Spain during the Fall 2018 semester. Passionate about social justice and diversity, Madi spent time abroad volunteering in a local refugee center and exploring Europe. As a first-generation college student she hopes to show others that they can learn abroad no matter their background. In her free time she loves taking her dog on hikes, trying new food, and planning for her next adventure abroad. Preferred pronouns: She/Her/Hers.
Nikita Valdez - Outreach Intern
Nikita is a senior studying political science. She loves traveling and spent a semester studying European politics and Spanish in Granada, Spain. While learning abroad, Nikita made lasting friends and travel buddies and still vacations with them every year. She highly values learning about other cultures and people. Nikita wants to help encourage other students at the U to learn abroad so that they can have an amazing experience like she did. Preferred pronouns: She/Her/Hers.