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Central Office Staff

The USAC Central Office is located in Reno, Nevada on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno. The office is composed of Program Advisors, University Relations Coordinators, Enrollment Representatives, Accounting Specialists, and other staff who are here to provide personalized pre-departure advising and support you throughout your study abroad experience.

Departments:

USAC Administration

Dr. Alyssa Nota

Dr. Alyssa Nota

President/CEO

Advising

USAC Program Advisors are your main contact for questions about your program site, housing abroad, student visa process, travel plans, health and safety, pre-departure and arrival information, scholarships, and more. They are also the primary contact for students when they are studying abroad.

If you have questions about a specific USAC program or country and would like to chat one-on-one about it, please find the corresponding USAC Program Advisor below to schedule an appointment.

Cami Alfaro

Cami Alfaro

Director of USAC Advising

Emily Schmith

Emily Schmith

Partnership Coordinator

Justine Toro

Justine Manuel

Partnership Coordinator

Nadeen Black

Nadeen Black

nadeen.black@usac.edu

Partnership Coordinator and Program Advisor

Programs: Spain

Dominique Nelson

Dominique Nelson

dominique.nelson@usac.edu

Lead Program Advisor & Diversity/Inclusion Officer

Programs: Czech Republic, France, Germany, and Scholarships

Belen Figueroa

Belen Figueroa

belen.figueroa@usac.edu

Program Advisor

Programs: China, India, Korea, and Thailand

Lauren Hudson

Lauren Hudson

lauren.hudson@usac.edu

Program Advisor

Programs: Italy and Portugal

Anna Shoultz

Anna Shoultz

anna.shoultz@usac.edu

Program Advisor

Programs: Australia, Brazil, Chile, Ghana, New Zealand, South Africa, and Uruguay

Alissa Qualheim

Alissa Qualheim

alissa.qualheim@usac.edu

Program Advisor

Programs: England, Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, and The Netherlands

Shani Sullivan

Shani Sullivan

shani.sullivan@usac.edu

Program Advisor

Programs: Costa Rica, Cuba, Israel, and Japan

University Relations

The University Relations team is ready to answer any questions you may have about USAC or our programs. The team works with universities around the country and travel to many study abroad fairs.

If you have general questions about USAC, how to find a program in your major, or anything all, schedule an appointment with the University Relations Coordinator who works with universities in your state.

Sabrina Harris

Sabrina Harris

Interim University Relations Director

Kaitie Brown

Kaitie Brown

Interim University Relations Manager

States: Alaska, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Montana, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., West Virginia.

Schedule an Appointment

Joel Freeman

Joel Freeman

University Relations Coordinator

States:

Alabama, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Wisconsin.

Schedule an Appointment

Jonathan Hakim

Jonathan Hakim

University Relations Coordinator

States: Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Missouri, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Wyoming.

Schedule an Appointment

Victoria Thompson

Victoria Thompson

University Relations Coordinator

States: California,

Stephanie Cannata

Stephanie Cannata

University Relations Coordinator

States: Texas,

Caroline Anderson

Caroline Anderson

University Relations Coordinator

States:

Tylo Ward

Tylo Ward

Nevada University Relations Study Abroad Outreach & Scholarships Coordinator

States: Nevada.

Schedule an Appointment

Health and Safety

The Health and Safety team is your primary resource for questions regarding your health, safety, and security on USAC programs. Contact the Health and Safety Team with questions and concerns regarding travel, insurance, and other well-being abroad inquiries.

Elizabeth Rice

Elizabeth Huskin Rice

Health and Safety Manager & Support Officer

Dr. Christine Sieben

Dr. Christine Sieben

Health and Safety Manager & Support Officer

Christie Chaump

Christie Chaump

Health and Safety Assistant

Academic Affairs and Enrollment Services

The Enrollment Services Department is your best resource for application, course and program registration, transcripts, internships, and GPA questions.

Kara Bingham

Kara Bingham

Director of Academic Affairs

Jillian Kent

Jillian Kent

Enrollment Services Manager

Justus Watt

Justus Watt

Senior Academic Affairs Coordinator

Sonomi Hanspal

Sonomi Hanspal

Academic Affairs Coordinator

Joel Lippert

Joel Lippert

joel.lippert@usac.edu

Senior Enrollment Specialist

Programs: England, Germany, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, and South Africa

Jana Arnold

Jana Arnold

jana.arnold@usac.edu

Enrollment Specialist

Programs: China, France, Ghana, India, Japan, Portugal, Scotland, Sweden, Thailand, and The Netherlands

Kathryn Rogers

Kathryn Rogers

kathryn.rogers@usac.edu

Enrollment Specialist

Programs: Australia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Ireland, Korea, and Uruguay

Stacey Arnsdorff

Stacey Arnsdorff

stacey.arnsdorff@usac.edu

Enrollment Specialist

Programs: Spain and Online Global Perspectives

Rachel Alperstein

Rachel Alperstein

rachel.alperstein@usac.edu

Enrollment Specialist

Programs:

Phoebe Stears-Macauley

Phoebe Stears-Macauley

phoebe.stears-macauley@usac.edu

Enrollment Specialist

Programs:

Stephanie Seitz

Stephanie Seitz

stephanie.seitz@usac.edu

Enrollment Specialist

Programs:

Advancement and Engagement

Advancement and Engagement (A+E) Department comprises five key areas of focus marketing, creative and web, development/alumni relations, external/internal communications, and PR/media relations.

A+E provides strategic and creative counsel, facilitates connections across our target audiences, and enhances the engagements and experiences others have with USAC with the ultimate goals of advancing USAC's mission by enhancing its brand, reputation, visibility, and audience engagement.

This is accomplished through integrated and innovative approaches to marketing, creative communications, and fundraising/development solutions.

Kimberle Tulman

Kim Tulman

Director of Advancement & Engagement

Katrina Raenell

Katrina Raenell

Marketing Communications Manager

Nicole Duxbury

Nicole Duxbury

Marketing Communications Specialist

Tyler Moye

Tyler Moye

Marketing Communications Coordinator

Amber Aiton

Amber Aiton

alumni@usac.edu

Alumni/Donor Relations Officer

Allie Crichton

Allie Crichton

Web Content Specialist

Accounting

The Accounting Department is ready to help you with billing, payment, budget sheets, and financial aid consortium agreements.

David Mustard

David Mustard

Director of Finance

Shelly Bass

Shelly Bass

Operations Accounting Manager

Leah Radcliffe

Leah Radcliffe

Senior Accountant

Betty Zenteno

Betty Zenteno

Staff Accountant I

Schyler Tune

Schyler Tune

Staff Accountant I

Cat Thompson

Cat Thompson

General Ledger Accountant

Jason Connolly

Jason Connolly

Lead Student Accounting Specialist

Jeadene Solberg

Jeadene Solberg

Student Accounting Specialist

Kai Mars

Kai Mars

Student Accounting Specialist

Ricci Curren

Ricci Curren

Student Accounting Specialist

Isabell De Jesus

Isabell De Jesus

Accounting Specialist

Human Resources

Human Resources supports USAC's world-wide employees empowering them to serve students participating in our programs abroad.

Virginia Dunn

Virginia Dunn

Director of Human Resources

Rubi Lopez

Rubi Lopez

Human Resources Representative

Information Technology

The Information Technology Department oversees network administration and application development, and supports users of the USAC Gateway and Global online portals.

Fritz Roske

Fritz Roske

Director of Information Technology

Josh Black

Josh Black

Software Development Manager

Francisco Becerra-Ortiz

Francisco Becerra-Ortiz

Programmer/Analyst I

Ognjen Grubor

Ognjen Grubor

Application Specialist

Mason Najima

Mason Najima

Support Specialist I

Andew Zeiser

Andrew Zeiser

Server and Cloud Systems Administrator