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List of Mentors

The mentors who answer questions on this site consist of a diverse group of students, parents, faculty/staff, government, and business leaders from all over the United States. Students who recently studied abroad offer their insights into their experiences, parents answer questions regarding their concerns and feelings around their child going abroad, and professionals in the field share their expertise on topics such as choosing the right program, coping with concerns prior to, during, and after studying abroad, and many others. We hope that the information they provide will help answer your most important questions and give you valuable insight on the importance of study abroad for all students!

  • mentor picture Nancy
    Senior Year Student
    Loyola Marymount University

    I am a senior at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, majoring in Communication Studies with a minor in Business Administration. I am a first generation American, my parents came here from Mexico. I am also the...
  • mentor picture Janeth
    Junior Year Student
    Loyola Marymount University

    I am a junior at Loyola Marymount University majoring in Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing. I am a resident of Los Angeles and have lived in North Hollywood my whole life. Both of my parents were born and...
  • mentor picture Gaddi Holguin Vasquez
    Gaddi Holguin Vasquez
    Former Ambassador/ Representative
    United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome, Italy

    Ambassador Gaddi Holguin Vasquez (born January 22, 1955) is a native of Carrizo Springs, Texas, he is a Mexican American and the son of migrant workers. He was the first person of Hispanic ancestry to head the U.S. Peace...
  • mentor picture Alfred J. Verrecchia
    Alfred J. Verrecchia
    Chairman of the Board
    Hasbro, Inc

    Al Verrecchia, Hasbro’s Chairman of the Board, has held several senior executive positions over the years at Hasbro, Inc. including President and Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial...
  • mentor picture Shannon Wilson
    Shannon Wilson
    Sales Representative
    Polymer Science, Inc.

    I currently serve as the international education intern at the Georgia Tech Office of International Education. I assist incoming international students with immigration status advising and perspective study abroad students with...
  • mentor picture Seraphina
    Senior Year Student
    Loyola Marymount University

    I am a senior at Loyola Marymount University, majoring in Asian and Pacific Studies with a minor in Business Administration. I am Chinese, born in Hong Kong, but moved to America with my family when I was seven years old. Doing so...
  • mentor picture Hanna
    Undergraduate Student
    The University of Chicago

    I am a fourth year at the University of Chicago double majoring in Classics and English language and literature. I have studied abroad in Greece spring quarter of my third year, studying Greek history and mythology; in Greece at...
  • mentor picture Andrew Young
    Andrew Young
    Former Chairman
    GoodWorks International

    Andrew Jackson Young, Jr. (born March 12, 1932) is an American civil rights activist, former mayor of Atlanta, Georgia and was the United States' first African American ambassador to the United Nations. He is now the Chairman for...
  • mentor picture Anthony Yuen
    Anthony Yuen
    Outreach, Communications & Marketing
    Summer Sessions, Study Abroad & Lifelong Learning

    I currently work as a study abroad advisor with the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I advise students on a variety of programs, including Ireland, South Africa, Germany, and most of Asia. My path to study abroad has taken...
  • mentor picture Juan
    Parent of Study Abroad Student
    Loyola Marymount University

    Juan nació en un pueblo en el estado de Jalisco en México. Tenía una vida dura y asistió a la escuela hasta el quinto año de primaria. Vino a los Estados Unidos en busca de una vida mejor. Era parte del programa Brazero en los...
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