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Study Abroad Staff

Study Abroad Leadership Team

  • Kelly O'Sullivan Sommer

    Kelly O'Sullivan Sommer

    Director, Study Abroad UC San Diego 
    Pronouns:
    she/her/hers
    By appointment only
  • Kim Burton

    Kim Burton

    Director, Education Abroad Program
    Pronouns: she/her/hers

    Countries: France, Switzerland, Belgium

  • Jim Galvin

    Jim Galvin

    Director, Program Development
    Pronouns:
    he/him/his

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

    Majors: Global Health & Public Health

  • Jay Minert

    Jay Minert

    Director, Outreach & Academic Engagement
    Pronouns:
    he/him/his

    Majors: Engineering

Study Abroad Office Manager

Study Abroad Financial Aid Counselor

Study Abroad Intake Advisor

  • Alisha Harris

    Alisha Harris

    Study Abroad Intake Advisor
    Pronouns:
    she/her/hers

Study Abroad Advisors

  • Andra Jacques

    Andra Jacques

    Global Partnerships and Programs Manager (Interim)
    Pronouns:
    she/her/hers

    Global Exchange Programs
    Fulbright Program
    Countries: Korea, Singapore
    Majors/Minors: Business minor, Economics, Human Development, Political Science, Theatre, Urban Studies and Planning
  • Emily Loui

    Emily Loui

    Study Abroad Advisor
    Pronouns:
    she/her/hers/她)

    Countries: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway, Sweden), Iceland, United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales), Ireland
    Majors: Chemistry, Chinese Studies, Communication, Education Studies, History, Math, Music, Philosophy, Psychology
  • Nydia Lopez

    Nydia Lopez

    Study Abroad Advisor
    Pronouns:
    she/her/hers

    Summer UK Programs
    Summer Physics
    Countries: The Americas (Latin America & the Caribbean), Spain, Middle East, Morocco
    Majors: Chicanx/Latinx Studies (CLS), Critical Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, Global South Studies, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Physics
  • Rachel Rigoli

    Rachel Rigoli

    Study Abroad Advisor
    Pronouns:
    she/her/hers

    Countries: Australia, China, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Pacific, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, 
    Majors: Biology, Environmental Systems, Japanese Studies, SIO
  • Sarah Vatch

    Sarah Vatch

    Study Abroad Advisor
    Pronouns:
    she/her/hers

    Countries: Sub-Saharan Africa (Botswana, Ghana and South Africa), Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, and Eastern Europe
    Majors/Minors: African Studies, African American Studies, Anthropology, Cognitive Science, German Studies, Global South Studies, International Studies, Italian Studies, Sociology, and Visual Arts

UC San Diego Global Seminar Coordinators

  • Lisa Armstrong

    Lisa Armstrong

    Global Seminars Coordinator
    Pronouns:
    she/her/hers

  • Tonia Pizer

    Tonia Pizer

    Global Seminars Coordinator
    Pronouns:
    she/her/hers