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Liz Kociolek

Originally from California, Liz has lived in Michigan, Texas, and Virginia before settling in Kentucky. No stranger to travel, Liz spent her first birthday in Alaska and has not stopped exploring since. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she earned her BA in German Language. During this time, she spent a semester in Quedlinburg, Germany working on fluency and interning in a local art museum. Liz earned her M.S.Ed.

Allan Bartlett

Major: Electrical Engineering

Victoria Monroe


Major: Animal Science

EA Program(s) completed: Belfast, Northern Ireland with Arcadia (UK Partner)

Samantha Bosshammer

Major: Biochemistry & Spanish

EA program(s) completed: SOL Spanish Immersion in Costa Rica - Winter

Office Hours: Friday 1pm-5pm

Katie Price

Major: Marketing

EA Program(s) completed: Business in Marketing for the World Cup in Brazil (UK Sponsored)

Madeline Mudd

Major: International Studies

EA Program(s) completed: ISA Menedez Pelayo University in Spain (UK Partner)

Sarah Whitaker

Sarah Whitaker is an Education Abroad Advisor working with the Colleges of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Health Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Social Work, with special responsibility for internship and service-learning programs. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, with minors in European Studies and Italian, from the University of Notre Dame and a Master’s degree in Global Studies in Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Sarah has previously worked in Education Abroad at universities in New York and Indiana.

Yiyi Tang

Yiyi Tang holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Finance from Zhejiang and Fundan Universities in China. She earned her MBA degree in May 2013 from the University of Texas at Austin. She has extensive experience in finance and accounting. Prior to coming to the United States for her MBA degree, she worked with Deloitte CPA Firm and Deloitte Consulting in Shanghai, China.


Monica Blackmun Visonà

Monica Blackmun Visonà, an Africanist and an Associate Professor of Art History in the School of Art and Visual Studies, supervises the Certificate in Global Studies.  Academic advisors check students’ records to see whether their courses and study abroad qualify students for the CGS, but Dr. Visonà reviews their two reflective essays and helps them troubleshoot the process.  Dr. Visonà is committed to working with individual students who wish to draw upon their international background in their future study, and in their careers.


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