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Frequently Asked Questions

Review our Frequently Asked Questions page to find answers to some of students' most common questions.

 

NamePhoneEmailAdvising Responsibilities
Christine Charles

Raised in Florida, Christine received her B.A. in Psychology at Florida State University before moving to Chicago to obtain her M.A. in Counseling Psychology at Adler University (formerly The Adler School of Professional Psychology). During her master's program, Christine participated in the federal work-study program in the Student Finance Office, which helped introduce her to the world of student services. For the last decade, she has provided financial counseling to students and their families first in the Student Finance Office and now in the Office of Financial Aid.

Charles, Christine
Assistant Director, Study Abroad Financial Aid
847-491-7400christine.charles@northwestern.eduFinancial aid for study abroad
Catrina DeBord

Catrina DeBord has been in the field of international education for over 15 years and currently serves as the Senior Associate Director of Global Learning at Northwestern University overseeing programs and operations. She received her BA in International Relations, International Studies, and Italian from University of Wisconsin-Madison and her MS in Communication from Northwestern University. Catrina studied abroad in France and Italy and has worked and traveled abroad in various locations throughout Europe, Asia, and North and South America. Before joining Northwestern, Catrina was the Associate Director of International Programs at Columbia College Chicago where she focused on centralizing and streamlining faculty-led programs and operations running across six continents.

 Catrina is a member of Diversity Abroad, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, The Forum on Education Abroad, the Global Leadership League, the Northwestern Education Abroad Crisis Management Council, and the Association of Northwestern Women. She also actively volunteers with professional organizations, serving as the NAFSA Region V Chair (2019-2021), NAFSA Region V Education Abroad Representative (2018-2019), and the International Educators of Illinois (IEI) Study Abroad Representative (2015-2017). When she isn’t busy exploring Chicago neighborhoods with her husband and dog, Catrina loves to travel, learn about different perspectives and cultures, and taste foods from around the world.

DeBord, Catrina
Senior Associate Director for Program Management and Operations
847-467-4913catrina.debord@northwestern.eduOversees programs and operations; program management for NU programs in Greece and Italy
Patrick EcclesPatrick Eccles has been working in international education at Northwestern since 2012. In his role at GLO, Patrick oversees program development for global service learning () and undergraduate research abroad programs. While at Northwestern, Patrick has pursued efforts to prioritize equity of access to study abroad, promote ethical practice in university-community partnerships and establish campus partnerships to foster identity development and critical reflection through global learning programs. Prior to Northwestern, he spent seven years working to expand and deepen experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate students while coordinating local, domestic and international immersion experiences at Loyola University Chicago. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and an MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from the University of Chicago. He speaks fluent Spanish. An outdoor enthusiast, Patrick enjoys biking, hiking, camping, birding and exploring nature in the Midwest or any place he travels.
Eccles, Patrick
Senior Associate Director for Global Engagement Programs
847.467.0844patrick.eccles@northwestern.eduOversee global engagement programs, including the Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI) and co-curricular initiatives. Leads office DEI strategy.
Jessica Fetridge

Jessica graduated with a MEd in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago and a BS in International Business and Spanish from the University of Dayton. She has studied abroad twice, first as an undergraduate studying Spanish and business for a semester at the University of Deusto in San Sebastián, Spain and later as a graduate student studying International Education at Loyola’s campus in Rome. Before coming to Northwestern, she was the Training Director of the Urban Chicago Chapter of Amigos de las Américas, training students to lead community development projects in Latin America and worked as an adviser at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Study Abroad Office.

Jessica is a member of NAFSA, Diversity Abroad, the Forum on Education Abroad, and the Executive Committee of IFSA’s National Advisory Board. She is currently serving as the Management Content Coordinator for NAFSA's Education Abroad Knowledge Community and was previously a Coach for the NAFSA Academy Region V Cohort for Academy Class 17. In her spare time she likes reading, cooking, and cheering loudly at her children's myriad sporting events. 

Fetridge, Jessica
Senior Associate Director for Student Services and Advising
847-491-4130jessica.fetridge@northwestern.eduOversee student services & advising plus program management for NU programs in Spain and the Americas. *Interim adviser for: Asia, Kazakhstan, Poland, and Russia
Miranda Goosby

Miranda Goosby maneuvers the world through an intersectional feminist lens where the complexity of one’s identity is explored. Miranda aids in managing program development for GLO, focusing on global service learning. In the past, through visual and written documentation, she has centered the voices of People of Color, specifically Black and Brown marginalized folk within issues ranging from reproductive justice and children’s rights, community and global development, and educational equity. Miranda is a native of Maryland and has great love for the East Coast.  She previously attended Lake Forest College, focusing on International Relations and Women and Gender Studies. She has collaborated and contributed to the work of nonprofit and social justice organizations through strategy development, facilitation, training, campaign building, content creation, program coordination, community engagement, journalism, and research. Miranda has worked with organizations such as BYP 100, Sixty Inches From Center, Illinois Humanities and United Working Families.

Working within higher education, Miranda brings to the Global Learning Office (GLO) a passion for advising on a large portfolio of global engagement programs. She also brings experience facilitating spaces for critical movement and conversation that are equitable, inclusive and consider the lived experiences of all involved. Before joining the GLO staff, Miranda previously worked with Illinois Humanities as a Program Coordinator within their Sojourner Scholars program and Summer Institute. She aided in facilitating a curriculum for incoming high school seniors based around radical love, self- determination and educational equity in Chicago, IL. She held weekly classes based around collective conversations on mental health, physical well-being, and collective self-determination. In her personal time, Miranda loves to travel, swim, explore conversations, listen to podcasts and cook for her loved ones. 

Goosby, Miranda
Senior Program Coordinator
847.467.5759miranda.goosby@northwestern.eduGESI (Uganda and Vietnam), Denmark, and Sweden
Carmen Hern谩ndez

Mexican-American and a first-generation college student, Carmen received her BFA and a minor in Spanish Literature from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Carmen joined the office after completion of her second master’s degree in Higher Education Leadership from Northeastern Illinois University. She also holds a master’s degree in Linguistics. As an undergraduate student, she studied abroad twice, the first time in Rome, Italy where she studied Italian film and art history and the second time in Santiago, Chile where she studied photography and Spanish Literature at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Before coming to Northwestern, Carmen worked as a Financial Aid Coordinator at Northeastern Illinois University, where she advised and promoted financial literacy. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, photography, cooking, wine-tastings, camping, and hiking.

Hern谩ndez, Carmen
Assistant Director for Student Services and Advising
847-491-7945carmen.hernandez@northwestern.edu Portugal, Spain, and the Americas
Sara McGuinn

A proud alumna of Northwestern, Sara studied abroad for a full year in Seville, Spain as an undergraduate and received her BA in Spanish. After completing her MA in Applied Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts Boston, she tutored Spanish and taught English as a second language (ESL) for several years before returning to Northwestern, this time as a staff member. When not at work, she spends time with her husband and kids, playing games, listening to live music, watching sports and reading.

McGuinn, Sara
Associate Director for Global Engagement Programs
847-491-4677sara.mcguinn@northwestern.eduAfrica (south of the Sahara) and GESI (Latin America)
Ryan Rounds

A Chicagoland native born in Chicago and raised in the south suburbs, Ryan joined the Global Learning Office in June 2022. Her interest in international education began in high school on a trip to Spain where she told a fellow classmate "You don't go to Spain to eat fries and ketchup."

Ryan received her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Spanish from the University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign. She realized that psychology, though interesting, was not her calling and went on to get her M.Ed. in International Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago. In both undergraduate and graduate school, Ryan had the opportunity to study abroad in long and short-term programs in Spain, Italy, and China. Prior to coming to Northwestern, Ryan has worked in retail, non-profit administration, distance learning design and facilitation, taught English abroad, and was most recently a Study Abroad Specialist at Western Michigan University. She has a particular interest in diversifying study abroad student participation. When she is not working, Ryan loves watching true crime documentaries, traveling, ethnic food, following her favorite YouTube content creators, thrifting, and hanging out with her frenchie, Hugo.

Rounds, Ryan
Assistant Director for Program Management and Outreach
847.467.6949ryan.rounds@northwestern.eduBelgium and France
Jacob SchoofsOriginally from Wisconsin, Jacob has been involved with international education in a variety of ways throughout his life. His lifelong international journey began with his family hosting exchange students and his own study abroad during his junior year of high school through the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program. This was the catalyst which sparked his deeply rooted passion for international study and exchange. He would later study abroad again by participating in the IES Abroad Language and Area Studies program in Berlin and a year-long professional internship in Hamburg, Germany. He completed his degree at Lake Forest College with a BA in Area Studies and later went on to pursue a MA/MSc in European Studies at the Europa-Universität Flensburg, in northern Germany. Before joining the Global Learning Office at Northwestern, he worked at AFS-Intercultural Programs, a nonprofit intercultural learning organization, as well as most recently with Loyola University Chicago helping students navigate processes and realize their own study abroad aspirations. Professionally, he focuses on creating comprehensive and student-focused advising and support, improving data and technology systems, and creating study abroad programming that is accessible and life-changing for all stakeholders.

Over the years, his adventures have taken him to destinations in Europe, Oceania and throughout North America. In his free time, he enjoys all things German (language, food, music, film and beyond), spending time with his partner and dog, playing video games, watching any movie he can get his hands on, singing, reading, walking along the lake, playing volleyball, and getting to know new cultures, foods, and lived experiences.
Schoofs, Jacob
Assistant Director for Program and Data Management
847.467.6953jacob.schoofs@northwestern.eduAustria, Germany, Serbia/Bosnia Herzegovina, and Switzerland
Kevin Tribe

A Chicago native, Kevin graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2014 with a BA in American Studies. During his time as an undergraduate student, Kevin studied abroad in Dublin, Ireland studying Irish literature and Irish history. Kevin then spent two years participating in the Alliance for Catholic Education Program teaching elementary and middle school while obtaining his master’s degree in Education from Notre Dame in 2016. After multiple years of teaching, Kevin obtained his second master’s degree in Higher Education Administration and Policy Program from Northwestern University 2020.

Before coming to the Global Learning Office, Kevin worked as an Undergraduate Admissions Counselor and Assistant Director of Graduate and International Admissions at North Park University. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys playing and watching sports, completing puzzles, cooking, and reading.

Tribe, Kevin
Senior Program Coordinator
847-467-1973kevin.tribe@northwestern.eduEngland, Czech Republic, Ireland, and Scotland
Aline Vivirito-ValaisAline, originally from France, developed a passion for cross-cultural communication while working as an au pair in Edinburgh, Scotland. She pursued her interest by studying Foreign Cultures, Linguistics, and Literature in English at Nantes Université, France. Aline has studied abroad twice, first as an undergraduate at Northern Arizona University, and later as a graduate student at Illinois Wesleyan University, where she also worked as a teaching assistant for the French department. After returning to France, Aline worked at IES Abroad Nantes, where she assisted American exchange students while pursuing her MA in Education and English as a Second Language. Before joining Northwestern in March 2023, Aline taught ESL in Northern France, helping students develop their intercultural skills. She is excited to continue promoting global education at the Global Learning Office.

 

Aline has traveled to various locations throughout Europe and North America. In her personal time, she enjoys baking, playing board games, reading, and volunteering as a literacy tutor to assist non-native English speakers in her community.

Vivirito-Valais, Aline
Senior Program Coordinator
847-467-6449aline.viviritovalais@northwestern.eduMiddle East, North Africa, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Greece, Netherlands & Unaffiliated Summer
NamePhoneEmail
Laura Barron

Laura joined the office in September 2016. She received a BA in English with a minor in Art History from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. During college Laura studied abroad at Oxford University. Before starting at ULA she worked at Barnes & Noble, the Evanston Public Library and Northwestern's Office of the Registrar. In her free time Laura enjoys reading, travel and trapeze class.

 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Handling payment and financial records
  • Managing student billing and registration
  • Coordinating a variety of administrative processes including credit transfer, the office newsletter, and front desk scheduling and coverage
Barron, Laura
Study Abroad Operations Coordinator
847-467-6625l-barron@northwestern.edu
Christine Charles

Raised in Florida, Christine received her B.A. in Psychology at Florida State University before moving to Chicago to obtain her M.A. in Counseling Psychology at Adler University (formerly The Adler School of Professional Psychology). During her master's program, Christine participated in the federal work-study program in the Student Finance Office, which helped introduce her to the world of student services. For the last decade, she has provided financial counseling to students and their families first in the Student Finance Office and now in the Office of Financial Aid.

Charles, Christine
Assistant Director, Study Abroad Financial Aid
847-491-7400christine.charles@northwestern.edu
Catrina DeBord

Catrina DeBord has been in the field of international education for over 15 years and currently serves as the Senior Associate Director of Global Learning at Northwestern University overseeing programs and operations. She received her BA in International Relations, International Studies, and Italian from University of Wisconsin-Madison and her MS in Communication from Northwestern University. Catrina studied abroad in France and Italy and has worked and traveled abroad in various locations throughout Europe, Asia, and North and South America. Before joining Northwestern, Catrina was the Associate Director of International Programs at Columbia College Chicago where she focused on centralizing and streamlining faculty-led programs and operations running across six continents.

 Catrina is a member of Diversity Abroad, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, The Forum on Education Abroad, the Global Leadership League, the Northwestern Education Abroad Crisis Management Council, and the Association of Northwestern Women. She also actively volunteers with professional organizations, serving as the NAFSA Region V Chair (2019-2021), NAFSA Region V Education Abroad Representative (2018-2019), and the International Educators of Illinois (IEI) Study Abroad Representative (2015-2017). When she isn’t busy exploring Chicago neighborhoods with her husband and dog, Catrina loves to travel, learn about different perspectives and cultures, and taste foods from around the world.

DeBord, Catrina
Senior Associate Director for Program Management and Operations
847-467-4913catrina.debord@northwestern.edu
Patrick EcclesPatrick Eccles has been working in international education at Northwestern since 2012. In his role at GLO, Patrick oversees program development for global service learning () and undergraduate research abroad programs. While at Northwestern, Patrick has pursued efforts to prioritize equity of access to study abroad, promote ethical practice in university-community partnerships and establish campus partnerships to foster identity development and critical reflection through global learning programs. Prior to Northwestern, he spent seven years working to expand and deepen experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate students while coordinating local, domestic and international immersion experiences at Loyola University Chicago. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and an MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from the University of Chicago. He speaks fluent Spanish. An outdoor enthusiast, Patrick enjoys biking, hiking, camping, birding and exploring nature in the Midwest or any place he travels.
Eccles, Patrick
Senior Associate Director for Global Engagement Programs
847.467.0844patrick.eccles@northwestern.edu
Jessica Fetridge

Jessica graduated with a MEd in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago and a BS in International Business and Spanish from the University of Dayton. She has studied abroad twice, first as an undergraduate studying Spanish and business for a semester at the University of Deusto in San Sebastián, Spain and later as a graduate student studying International Education at Loyola’s campus in Rome. Before coming to Northwestern, she was the Training Director of the Urban Chicago Chapter of Amigos de las Américas, training students to lead community development projects in Latin America and worked as an adviser at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Study Abroad Office.

Jessica is a member of NAFSA, Diversity Abroad, the Forum on Education Abroad, and the Executive Committee of IFSA’s National Advisory Board. She is currently serving as the Management Content Coordinator for NAFSA's Education Abroad Knowledge Community and was previously a Coach for the NAFSA Academy Region V Cohort for Academy Class 17. In her spare time she likes reading, cooking, and cheering loudly at her children's myriad sporting events. 

Fetridge, Jessica
Senior Associate Director for Student Services and Advising
847-491-4130jessica.fetridge@northwestern.edu
Miranda Goosby

Miranda Goosby maneuvers the world through an intersectional feminist lens where the complexity of one’s identity is explored. Miranda aids in managing program development for GLO, focusing on global service learning. In the past, through visual and written documentation, she has centered the voices of People of Color, specifically Black and Brown marginalized folk within issues ranging from reproductive justice and children’s rights, community and global development, and educational equity. Miranda is a native of Maryland and has great love for the East Coast.  She previously attended Lake Forest College, focusing on International Relations and Women and Gender Studies. She has collaborated and contributed to the work of nonprofit and social justice organizations through strategy development, facilitation, training, campaign building, content creation, program coordination, community engagement, journalism, and research. Miranda has worked with organizations such as BYP 100, Sixty Inches From Center, Illinois Humanities and United Working Families.

Working within higher education, Miranda brings to the Global Learning Office (GLO) a passion for advising on a large portfolio of global engagement programs. She also brings experience facilitating spaces for critical movement and conversation that are equitable, inclusive and consider the lived experiences of all involved. Before joining the GLO staff, Miranda previously worked with Illinois Humanities as a Program Coordinator within their Sojourner Scholars program and Summer Institute. She aided in facilitating a curriculum for incoming high school seniors based around radical love, self- determination and educational equity in Chicago, IL. She held weekly classes based around collective conversations on mental health, physical well-being, and collective self-determination. In her personal time, Miranda loves to travel, swim, explore conversations, listen to podcasts and cook for her loved ones. 

Goosby, Miranda
Senior Program Coordinator
847.467.5759miranda.goosby@northwestern.edu
Carmen Hern谩ndez

Mexican-American and a first-generation college student, Carmen received her BFA and a minor in Spanish Literature from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Carmen joined the office after completion of her second master’s degree in Higher Education Leadership from Northeastern Illinois University. She also holds a master’s degree in Linguistics. As an undergraduate student, she studied abroad twice, the first time in Rome, Italy where she studied Italian film and art history and the second time in Santiago, Chile where she studied photography and Spanish Literature at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Before coming to Northwestern, Carmen worked as a Financial Aid Coordinator at Northeastern Illinois University, where she advised and promoted financial literacy. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, photography, cooking, wine-tastings, camping, and hiking.

Hern谩ndez, Carmen
Assistant Director for Student Services and Advising
847-491-7945carmen.hernandez@northwestern.edu
Laura Johnson

Laura is a Michigan native who joined GLO in July 2023. With a background in higher education, Laura earned her undergraduate degree from Davenport University. She is a strong advocate for international education, having pursued a Master of Science (MSc) Marketing at the University of Edinburgh’s Business School while studying in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Prior to her current position, Laura worked as a Marketing Assistant at Northwestern Michigan College, where she contributed to event planning and marketing efforts. Later, she served as a Marketing Specialist at TBA Credit Union, successfully enhancing financial literacy and brand awareness through events, communications, and marketing initiatives.

In her spare time, Laura enjoys baking, exploring new destinations, watching period dramas, reading, and enjoying hikes along the shores of Lake Michigan.

Johnson, Laura
Marketing & Communications Manager
847.467.5463laura.johnson@northwestern.edu
Sara McGuinn

A proud alumna of Northwestern, Sara studied abroad for a full year in Seville, Spain as an undergraduate and received her BA in Spanish. After completing her MA in Applied Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts Boston, she tutored Spanish and taught English as a second language (ESL) for several years before returning to Northwestern, this time as a staff member. When not at work, she spends time with her husband and kids, playing games, listening to live music, watching sports and reading.

McGuinn, Sara
Associate Director for Global Engagement Programs
847-491-4677sara.mcguinn@northwestern.edu
Ryan Rounds

A Chicagoland native born in Chicago and raised in the south suburbs, Ryan joined the Global Learning Office in June 2022. Her interest in international education began in high school on a trip to Spain where she told a fellow classmate "You don't go to Spain to eat fries and ketchup."

Ryan received her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Spanish from the University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign. She realized that psychology, though interesting, was not her calling and went on to get her M.Ed. in International Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago. In both undergraduate and graduate school, Ryan had the opportunity to study abroad in long and short-term programs in Spain, Italy, and China. Prior to coming to Northwestern, Ryan has worked in retail, non-profit administration, distance learning design and facilitation, taught English abroad, and was most recently a Study Abroad Specialist at Western Michigan University. She has a particular interest in diversifying study abroad student participation. When she is not working, Ryan loves watching true crime documentaries, traveling, ethnic food, following her favorite YouTube content creators, thrifting, and hanging out with her frenchie, Hugo.

Rounds, Ryan
Assistant Director for Program Management and Outreach
847.467.6949ryan.rounds@northwestern.edu
Jacob SchoofsOriginally from Wisconsin, Jacob has been involved with international education in a variety of ways throughout his life. His lifelong international journey began with his family hosting exchange students and his own study abroad during his junior year of high school through the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program. This was the catalyst which sparked his deeply rooted passion for international study and exchange. He would later study abroad again by participating in the IES Abroad Language and Area Studies program in Berlin and a year-long professional internship in Hamburg, Germany. He completed his degree at Lake Forest College with a BA in Area Studies and later went on to pursue a MA/MSc in European Studies at the Europa-Universität Flensburg, in northern Germany. Before joining the Global Learning Office at Northwestern, he worked at AFS-Intercultural Programs, a nonprofit intercultural learning organization, as well as most recently with Loyola University Chicago helping students navigate processes and realize their own study abroad aspirations. Professionally, he focuses on creating comprehensive and student-focused advising and support, improving data and technology systems, and creating study abroad programming that is accessible and life-changing for all stakeholders.

Over the years, his adventures have taken him to destinations in Europe, Oceania and throughout North America. In his free time, he enjoys all things German (language, food, music, film and beyond), spending time with his partner and dog, playing video games, watching any movie he can get his hands on, singing, reading, walking along the lake, playing volleyball, and getting to know new cultures, foods, and lived experiences.
Schoofs, Jacob
Assistant Director for Program and Data Management
847.467.6953jacob.schoofs@northwestern.edu
Kevin Tribe

A Chicago native, Kevin graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2014 with a BA in American Studies. During his time as an undergraduate student, Kevin studied abroad in Dublin, Ireland studying Irish literature and Irish history. Kevin then spent two years participating in the Alliance for Catholic Education Program teaching elementary and middle school while obtaining his master’s degree in Education from Notre Dame in 2016. After multiple years of teaching, Kevin obtained his second master’s degree in Higher Education Administration and Policy Program from Northwestern University 2020.

Before coming to the Global Learning Office, Kevin worked as an Undergraduate Admissions Counselor and Assistant Director of Graduate and International Admissions at North Park University. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys playing and watching sports, completing puzzles, cooking, and reading.

Tribe, Kevin
Senior Program Coordinator
847-467-1973kevin.tribe@northwestern.edu
Sara Tully

Sara received her BS (Foreign Service) in History and Diplomacy and her MA in German and European Studies from Georgetown University. During this time, she spent two years studying at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich and the Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms University in Bonn and completed a year-long internship with the German parliament. Sara joined Northwestern in August 2017 after 18 years as Executive Director of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Center for International Education and an early career as Program Officer for the US Department of Education’s Title VI grant programs. Sara is a member of AIEA, NAFSA, the Forum on Education Abroad, and the Global Leadership League, and has served as a consultant for US colleges, universities and government agencies seeking to strengthen international education programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing the development and management of Northwestern’s overseas undergraduate curriculum and its alignment with Northwestern’s global strategy
  • Expanding access to degree-relevant study abroad reflective of students’ needs and interests
  • Strengthening learning abroad as an integral part of the undergraduate experience
  • Engaging Northwestern faculty as partners, participants and advocates
Tully, Sara
Director
847-491-8293sara.tully@northwestern.edu
Gabriela Vazquez

Gabriela is a first-generation college student and Mexican American. She studied Public Accounting and Spanish in undergrad at Hope College, before going on to completing her MBA at North Park University where she recently worked as the Director of Student Activities. She studied abroad in Granada, Spain and then returned to Spain to do a gap year as a Cultural Language Assistant in Madrid.

She has also worked in Public Accounting and at a Study Abroad Non-profit, and has a passion for making educational experiences more accessible for underrepresented and traditionally underserved communities.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, watching action/crime series, and creating detailed travel itineraries.

Vazquez, Gabriela
Study Abroad Operations Manager
847-491-4554gabriela.vazquez@northwestern.edu
Aline Vivirito-ValaisAline, originally from France, developed a passion for cross-cultural communication while working as an au pair in Edinburgh, Scotland. She pursued her interest by studying Foreign Cultures, Linguistics, and Literature in English at Nantes Université, France. Aline has studied abroad twice, first as an undergraduate at Northern Arizona University, and later as a graduate student at Illinois Wesleyan University, where she also worked as a teaching assistant for the French department. After returning to France, Aline worked at IES Abroad Nantes, where she assisted American exchange students while pursuing her MA in Education and English as a Second Language. Before joining Northwestern in March 2023, Aline taught ESL in Northern France, helping students develop their intercultural skills. She is excited to continue promoting global education at the Global Learning Office.

 

Aline has traveled to various locations throughout Europe and North America. In her personal time, she enjoys baking, playing board games, reading, and volunteering as a literacy tutor to assist non-native English speakers in her community.

Vivirito-Valais, Aline
Senior Program Coordinator
847-467-6449aline.viviritovalais@northwestern.edu
Name
Elizabeth Hyun

Elizabeth Hyun is a senior majoring in Neuroscience and Global Health Studies with a minor in Classics. She is originally from South Korea but grew up in Dallas, Texas. In the Summer of 2022, she studied abroad in Athens, Greece. Elizabeth really enjoyed her time abroad and is looking forward to helping other students navigate study abroad with GLO.

Hyun, Elizabeth
Fellow
Annie Lee

Annie Lee is a senior studying Sociology and Global Health, and she is an Evanston local. She studied abroad in Vienna, Austria  during fall quarter, and then again in the spring in Stellenbosch, South Africa. They were both some of the best experiences she's gotten out of her Northwestern experience, and she hopes other students can take advantage of the study abroad programs too!

Lee, Annie
Fellow
Lucas LippeattLucas Lippeatt (he/him) is a sophomore majoring in computer science and international studies. Born in Lima, Peru, to Peruvian/American diplomats, Lucas has lived all over the world; now, he is excited to ground himself a little more in the university environment, and in Chicago in general. He still plans to study abroad, though!
Lippeatt, Lucas
Student Worker
Nico ValienteMy name is Nico Valiente (he/him/his), and I am a first-year studying Biology and Global Health with a minor in Data Science! I’m originally from Rosemount, Minnesota, and I hope to study abroad somewhere in Spain or Latin America in the future. I look forward to working with the Global Learning Office to advance Latinx representation within Northwestern’s study abroad programs!
Valiente, Nico
Student Worker