Staff Directory

The Education Abroad Office is located at the University Center 207 and is part of the Center for Global Engagement.


Education Abroad Staff

Katie Heird (she/her)

Director of Education Abroad & Global Learning

Volunteered in Mexico, studied abroad in Ecuador & Peru, and worked abroad in Ecuador

Brian V. Souders (he/him)

Associate Director for Global Learning

Studied abroad in Finland and Russia, researched in Estonia, and traveled to 90+ countries

Alicyn Curtis (she/her)

Education Abroad Advisor

Studied Abroad in Seoul, South Korea, and worked in South Korea

Ogonna Owu Jones (she/her/ella)

Faculty-Led Program Coordinator

Volunteer Christian missions trips in Mexico and South Korea.
Studied abroad in Mendoza, Argentina (B.A.), and Salamanca, Spain (M.A.).
Worked abroad in South Korea.


Education Abroad Student Staff

Devayani Gadgil (She/her)

Graduate Assistant

International Student at UMBC, originally from India

Reese Brooks (she/they)

Peer Advisor

Studied abroad in Kyoto, Japan with our UMBC Faculty-Led: Art and Power in Japan program

Kayla Nemirovsky (she/her)

Peer Advisor

Studied abroad in Cape Town, South Africa with our UMBC Faculty-Led: Global Community Engagement and Social Change in South Africa

Kate Baremore (she/her)

Peer Advisor

Studied abroad in Granada, Spain with AIFS Abroad in Granada: Summer Program

William Mo (he/him)

Peer Advisor

Participated in an internship abroad in Kanagawa, Japan with the UMBC Teach Abroad: Kanagawa Internship Program

Betty Kyei (she/her)

Peer Advisor

Hasn’t studied abroad…yet!