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- Bill Anthony, Director
- Julie Anne Friend, Associate Director for International Safety and Security
- Alicia Stanley, Associate Director
- Jessica Fetridge, Assistant Director
- Francesca Miroballi, Study Abroad Adviser & Coordinator of Campus Outreach
- Emily Heppard, Study Abroad Adviser
- Sara McGuinn, Program Assistant
- Krista Buda Bethel, Assistant Director of Study Abroad Financial Services
- Student Workers: Madison Berry, Kaitlyn Chriswell, Kayleigh Madjar, Logan Fassbinder, Tori Latham
Bill is a graduate of Colby College (BA) and The Johns Hopkins University (MA, PhD) and was a Senior Lecturer in Northwestern's Department of German from 1986-1997 where he taught German language and literature, served as the department’s Director of Undergraduate Studies, co-produced documentary videos in Germany and Switzerland and chaired the Council on Language Instruction. In 1995, he was named a Charles Deering McCormick University Distinguished Lecturer. As the founding director of Northwestern's Study Abroad Office (1997), Bill takes great pride in being part of a small team of dedicated study abroad professionals. He has served a leadership role on the Standards Committee for the Forum on Education Abroad since its formation in 2002 and was elected to two terms on the Forum Council. Bill has played an active role in the Forum’s development of the Standards and a Code of Ethics for the study abroad field.
Julie Anne Friend is the associate director for international safety and security at Northwestern University, where she is charged with developing a comprehensive, institutional-wide approach to education abroad risk management. Although relatively new to Northwestern, Julie has focused on improving study abroad program leader training as well as education abroad crisis management and response protocols for over 15 years. Her scholarship and advocacy related to institutional travel policies and U.S. State Department Travel Warnings has contributed to the development of standards in the field. Julie recently concluded a three-year term as chair of the Education Abroad Knowledge Community’s Subcommittee on Health and Safety for NAFSA: Association of International Educators, but remains one of three higher education representatives appointed to the U.S. Department of State’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) Executive Board. She writes regularly for NAFSA’s International Educator on topics related to risk and insurance, and recently led a team of college and university legal, risk and security professionals on a site assessment to three Israeli institutions. As a result of her subject-matter expertise and leadership, Julie speaks frequently at a variety of organizational, institutional and U.S. Department of State/OSAC-sponsored events. Julie has traveled in over 25 countries and lived in both France and Zambia. She has a Juris Doctor in Law and a Master of Arts in English from Michigan State University as well as a Bachelor of Science in Speech Communications from Syracuse University. Julie is also a licensed attorney in the state of Michigan.
Alicia graduated with a M.A./M.S. in International Public Service Management from DePaul University and a B.A. in French from Rice University and spent several years studying and working in France. Prior to joining Northwestern in 2008, she worked in Chicago for DePaul’s Study Abroad Program, IES Abroad, and the French Technology Press Office. As Associate Director, Alicia oversees academic policies and procedures, manages the office's budget, and coordinates the team's efforts to ensure smooth day-to-day operations. In addition, she advises students who are interested in studying abroad in China, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam. Alicia is currently a member of the Advisory Board of Northwestern's Office of Fellowships, IES Abroad's Academic Council, IFSA-Butler's National Advisors Council Executive Committee, and AACRAO (American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers).
Jessica graduated with a M.Ed. in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago and a B.S. in International Business and Spanish from the University of Dayton. She has studied abroad twice, first as an undergraduate studying Spanish and business for a semester at the University of Deusto in San Sebastián, Spain and later as a graduate student studying International Education at Loyola’s campus in Rome. Before coming to Northwestern she served as the Training Director of the Urban Chicago Chapter of Amigos de las Américas, training students to lead community development projects in Latin America, and worked as an adviser at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Study Abroad Office. Jessica advises for programs in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Peru, Spain, and Uruguay. In addition, she oversees the Peer Adviser program, serves as the office's lead adviser, and collaborates with academic departments and Student Affairs to coordinate campus resources for study abroad students.
Francesca received her B.A. in French and Communication from Elmhurst College and spent part of her undergraduate studies in Nantes, France and Italy (Florence and Milan). Before joining Northwestern, Francesca worked for the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad). She advises for programs in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Cameroon, France, Germany, Italy, Madagascar, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Senegal, and Switzerland. She also manages the Study Abroad Office's major events - including Northwestern's annual Study Abroad Fair, pre-departure orientations and reentry activities - in collaboration with various offices on campus and partner organizations.
Emily graduated from Bradley University with a B.A. in Religious Studies and Art History, and studied abroad in Vienna, Austria and Dublin, Ireland while a student there. Emily advises for programs in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Ireland and the United Kingdom, Russia, South Africa, and Uganda. She is also responsible for managing study abroad data and the office's social media. Emily has worked at Northwestern since 2008, in both Human Resources and the Office for Research. She was also a student in the School of Continuing Studies, where she completed certificate programs in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Organizations and Museum Studies.
A proud alumna of Northwestern, Sara studied abroad for a full year in Seville, Spain as an undergraduate at NU and received her BA in Spanish. After completing her MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts Boston, she tutored Spanish and taught English as a second language (ESL) for several years before returning to Northwestern, this time as a staff member. Sara manages the front desk of the Study Abroad Office and assists both advisers and students with a variety of administrative tasks. When not at work, she loves spending time with her husband and kids: playing games, listening to live music, watching sports, and reading.
Krista completed her Master of Science in Education degree in Higher Education Administration & Policy at Northwestern. She received her B.A. in Linguistics and German Language & Literature from Haverford College and spent her junior year on the IES Abroad program in Freiburg, Germany. Krista oversees study abroad billing and financial aid, and counsels students and families about the financial considerations of studying abroad. As an Assistant Director in the Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid at 1801 Hinman Avenue, Krista is a member of both the Study Abroad and Financial Aid teams. Prior to working in financial aid, Krista also worked in the NU Study Abroad Office and in banking and financial services.
Madison is a School of Communications junior who plans on double majoring in radio/television/film and psychology. Having long fostered a love of all things British, she hopes to study abroad and one day live in England, Scotland, or Wales. In her spare time, Madison enjoys watching movies and television shows, horseback riding and working with NU student-run film and theatre endeavors.
Kaitlyn is a Weinberg senior double majoring in Political Science and Spanish. She studied abroad for two quarters during her sophomore year at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She then returned to Spain in 2013 with a summer Undergraduate Research Grant to study Basque nationalism and participation in the armed group Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA). On campus she is a proud Peer Adviser to the incoming freshmen through both the Wildcat Welcome and Ignite programs, an active member of the Inclusion Task force, and co-founder and co-lead moderator of the Sustained Dialogue program.
Kayleigh is a Weinberg senior majoring in Asian Studies. The summer after her freshman year, she studied in Pingtung, Taiwan, and (since two months isn't nearly enough time abroad) she spent last fall in Nanjing, China, and last summer in Changde, China. She loves learning Mandarin and drinking all the bubble tea she can find, and plans to spend a while in Taiwan after graduation. She also loves speaking about her experiences abroad, and hopes to help other students make their own cherished memories. Instead of having free time, she works in the LGBT Resource Center and at Trillium Productions in Evanston, developing video/documentary skills she hopes to use in her future career.
Logan is a sophomore in Weinberg, majoring in Economics and Political Science or International Studies. In his free time he loves traveling, being indecisive about his major, spending time with his family, and being a proud Camp Kesem counselor.
Tori is a Medill freshman who plans on either double majoring or minoring in English. After having studied French throughout high school and harboring a love for French culture, she hopes to one day study abroad in France. In her free time, Tori loves reading, dancing, and exploring the city with friends.