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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

Lorna McPalmer

Lorna McPalmer

Partnership Coordinator and Program Advisor

Programs: Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Spain

Schedule an Appointment

Nadeen Black

Nadeen Black

Partnership Coordinator and Program Advisor

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

Schedule an Appointment

Dominique Nelson

Dominique Nelson

Lead Program Advisor & Diversity/Inclusion Officer

Programs: England, France, Ireland

Schedule an Appointment

Belen Figueroa

Belen Figueroa

Program Advisor

Programs: China, India, Korea, Thailand

Schedule an Appointment

Lauren Hudson

Lauren Hudson

Program Advisor

Programs: Italy, Spain, Portugal

Schedule an Appointment

Ronald Hemphill

Ronald Hemphill

Program Advisor

Programs: Costa Rica, Cuba, Israel, Japan, Scotland

Schedule an Appointment

University Relations & Communications

The University Relations team is ready to answer any questions you may have about USAC or our programs, and the Communications team creates, shares, and distributes USAC content, promotions, and offerings. The University Relations 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.

Kimberle Tulman

Kim Tulman

Director of University Relations and Communications

Sabrina Harris

Sabrina Harris

University Relations Manager

Katrina Raenell

Katrina Raenell

Marketing Communications Manager

Nicole Duxbury

Nicole Duxbury

Marketing Communications Specialist

Amber Aiton

Amber Aiton

Alumni/Donor Relations Officer

alumni@usac.edu

Courtney Bauman

Courtney Bauman

University Relations Coordinator

States: Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas

Schedule an Appointment

Joel Freeman

Joel Freeman

University Relations Coordinator

States: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, Wisconsin

Schedule an Appointment

Johanna Moxley

Johanna Moxley

University Relations Coordinator

States: Alaska, Northern California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Northern Nevada, Oregon, Washington

Schedule an Appointment

Kaitie Brown

Kaitie Brown

University Relations Coordinator

States: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington DC, West Virginia

Schedule an Appointment

Katelyn Armbruster

Katelyn Armbruster

University Relations Coordinator

States: Arizona, Southern California, Colorado, New Mexico, Southern Nevada, Utah, Wyoming

Schedule an Appointment

Rachel Hardison

Rachel Hardison

University Relations Coordinator

States: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, U.S. Territories, Virginia

Schedule an Appointment

Health & Safety

The Health and Safety team is your primary resource for questions regarding your health, safety, and security on USAC programs.

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

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

Joel Lippert

Joel Lippert

Senior Enrollment Specialist

Programs: England, Germany, Israel, Italy, New Zealand

joel.lippert@usac.edu

Jana Arnold

Jana Arnold

Enrollment Specialist

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

jana.arnold@usac.edu

Kathryn Rogers

Kathryn Rogers

Enrollment Specialist

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

kathryn.rogers@usac.edu

Stacey Arnsdorff

Stacey Arnsdorff

Enrollment Specialist

Programs: Online Global Perspectives

stacey.arnsdorff@usac.edu

Tylo Ward

Tylo Ward

Enrollment Specialist

Programs: Ireland, South Africa, Spain

tylo.ward@usac.edu

Sonomi Imagawa

Sonomi Imagawa

Academic Affairs Coordinator

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

Tammy Cotta

Tammy Cotta

Financial Accounting Manager

Ricci Curren

Ricci Curren

A/R Specialist

Jason Connolly

Jason Connolly

A/R Specialist

Leah Radcliffe

Leah Radcliffe

Senior Accountant

Jeadene Solberg

Jeadene Solberg

A/R Specialist

Schyler Tune

Schyler Tune

Staff Accountant I

Sandra Torres

Sandra Torres

A/P Specialist

Betty Zenteno

Betty Zenteno

Staff Accountant I

Kai Mars

Kai Mars

Staff Accountant I

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

John Singh

John Singh

Programmer/Analyst I

Ognjen Grubor

Ognjen Grubor

Application Specialist

Gabriel Rojas

Gabriel Rojas

Support Specialist II

Andew Zeiser

Andrew Zeiser

Network Administrator