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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 Isabel Allende
    Isabel Allende
    Latin American Author

    Isabel Allende is one of Latin America's foremost female writers. Her published work includes her first novel, La Casa de los Espiritus (The House of the Spirits), followed by De Amor y de Sombra (Of Love and Shadows), Eva Luna,...
  • mentor picture Paul A. Camuti
    Paul A. Camuti
    Former President and CEO
    Siemens Corporate Research, Siemens USA

    As the former President and CEO of Siemens Corporate Research, Mr. Camuti oversees the company's U.S. research division, which is developing new innovations in the areas of primary focus to Siemens’ businesses such as medical...
  • mentor picture Tim Corcoran
    Tim Corcoran
    Former President, Sales & Service North America
    ZF Industries, Inc.

    Tim Corcoran is the former President for Sales & Services North America ZF Industries, Inc., a global manufacturer of chassis and driveline technology for the automotive, heavy duty and marine industries. He is responsible for all...
  • mentor picture Brenda Cox
    Brenda Cox
    Manager for International and Advanced Procurement
    BMW Manufacturing Co.

    Brenda Cox is Manager for International and Advanced Procurement, responsible for strategy and international procurement activities within North America at BMW Manufacturing Corporation in Spartanburg, South Carolina. During her...
  • mentor picture Michael Eskew
    Michael Eskew
    Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

    Mike Eskew is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for UPS, the world's largest package delivery company and a global leader in supply chain services. In 1972, he began his UPS career as an industrial engineering...
  • mentor picture Hans Hoeller
    Hans Hoeller
    Former Vice President of Corporate Recruiting and Sourcing
    Siemens AG, Corporate Human Resources

    Hans Hoeller is the former Vice President of Corporate Recruiting and Sourcing at Siemens Corporate Headquarters in Munich.

    Before taking over this responsibility in HR Mr. Hoeller held positions in the area of...

  • mentor picture Angelina Jolie
    Angelina Jolie
    Actress and Goodwill Ambassador
    UN Refugee Agency UNHCR

    Angelina Jolie is an American film actress, a former fashion model, and a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency. She is often cited by popular media as one of the world's most beautiful women and her off-screen life is...
  • mentor picture Jenny Ming
    Jenny Ming
    Former President
    Old Navy

    Jenny Ming, former President of Old Navy, an extremely admired chain of clothing stores owned by Gap, Inc., has maintained a successful career as a retail executive. Ms. Ming contributed to the launch of Old Navy in 1994 and later...
  • mentor picture Peter Olfs
    Peter Olfs
    Senior Director
    Siemens AG (Munich, Germany)

    Peter Olfs is the current Senior Director of Siemens AG. He joined Siemens Telecommunications Laboratories in 1965 as the Development Engineer for Satellite Communication Systems. Most recently, he was the Head of Corporate...
  • mentor picture Stanley Roth
    Stanley Roth
    Vice President of International Government Relations
    Boeing Company

    Stanley Roth is Vice President of International Government Relations for the Boeing Company and supports the company's international work. Prior to joining Boeing, Mr. Roth was Staff Director of the Subcommittee on Asian and...
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