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Study Abroad Staff

  • Kelly O'Sullivan Sommer

    Kelly O'Sullivan Sommer

    Director, Study Abroad UC San Diego 

    Countries: Field experience abroad
    Majors: Global Health Minor

    By appointment only

  • Kim Burton

    Kim Burton

    Director, Education Abroad Program

    Countries: France, Switzerland
    Majors: Chemistry, Math, Physics, Sociology 

  • Jim Galvin

    Jim Galvin

    Director, Program Development

    Programs: Global Seminars & Opportunities Abroad Program (including Semester at Sea)
    Majors: Global Health & Public Health

  • Jay Minert

    Jay Minert

    Director, Outreach & Academic Engagement

    Countries: Barbados, Middle East (Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Turkey, etc.), Cyprus
    Majors: Engineering

Study Abroad Advisors

  • Luis Legaspi

    Luis Legaspi

    Study Abroad Advisor

    Countries: Latin America, Spain
    Majors: Communications, Critical Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, Latin American Studies, Literature, Philosophy, Chicano/a and Latino/a Arts and Humanities (CLAH)

  • Andra Jacques

    Andra Jacques

    Study Abroad Advisor

    Countries: Denmark, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales)

    Majors/Minors: Business minor, Economics, Human Development, Political Science, Theatre, Urban Studies and Planning

  • Sabrina Kaiser

    Sabrina Kaiser

    Study Abroad Advisor

    Countries: China, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan
    Majors: Chinese Studies, Education Studies, History, Linguistics, Music, Psychology

  • Rachel Rigoli

    Rachel Rigoli

    Study Abroad Advisor

    Countries: Australia, Costa Rica (UCEAP), India, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Pacific, Thailand, Vietnam
    Majors: Biology, Enviromental Systems, Japanese Studies, Judaic Studies, Study of Religion

  • Sarah Vatch

    Sarah Vatch

    Study Abroad Advisor

    Countries: Sub-Saharan Africa, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Czech Republic, and Russia
    Majors/Minors: African Studies, African American Studies, Anthropology, Cognitive Science, German Studies, International Studies, Italian Studies, Third World Studies

UC San Diego Global Seminar Coordinators

  • Kri Howland

    Kri Howland

    Global Seminars Coordinator

    Programs: Dublin, Florence, Jerusalem, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Sydney (Cogsci.), Tokyo

  • Tonia Pizer

    Tonia Pizer

    Global Seminars Coordinator

    Programs: Athens, Berlin, Edinburgh, Hong Kong, Kyoto, London, Reykjavik, St. Andrews, Sydney (MMW)

Study Abroad Coordinator

  • Lisa Armstrong

    Lisa Armstrong

    Study Abroad Coordinator
    Programs: All Global Seminars, particularly those in Australia & Greece.

Financial Aid Advisor

Office Manager

Graduate Assistant

  • Nydia Lopez

    Nydia Lopez

    Graduate Assistant / Walk In Advisor / Special Projects