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DONNA ANDERSON, DIRECTOR
101 Royce Hall
Donna Anderson joined UW-Platteville International Programs in 2003, previously serving as Director of UW-Platteville Education Abroad, and today oversees UW-Platteville Education Abroad and UW-Platteville International Student and Scholar Services. Providing leadership and support for the comprehensive internationalization of UW-Platteville, Donna works with administration, faculty, and staff to create global opportunities; expand international components of teaching, research, and engagement activities; recruit and support international students and faculty; provide education abroad opportunities; and facilitate development of international partnerships important to UW-Platteville's strategic plan.
In her 14 years of international education administrative experience, Donna has led a number of international initiatives. She provided administrative support to Loras College's education abroad programs as study abroad coordinator at Loras College and was responsible for the development and management of UW-Platteville's education abroad programs in Fiji, China, and Australia; and has collaborated with numerous faculty at both institutions in the development of short-term programs and exchanges.
Donna earned her B.A. degree, cum laude, in German and Sociology from Luther College and her M.A. degree in Education from Loras College. Donna's experience with international education began as an undergraduate participating on a short-term faculty-led program to Germany and Austria, followed by a junior-year abroad studying at the Universität Erlangen. She has studied, worked, volunteered or traveled in more than 30 countries worldwide.
NINA ELSKAMP, OFFICE MANAGER
111 Royce Hall
Nina Elskamp joined UW-Platteville Education Abroad in January of 2010. Nina brings to the office her experience at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville both as an employee since October of 2004 and as a student. She is a 1999 graduate and holds a degree in animal science with an emphasis in agribusiness.
Nate Frentzel, Marketing and Outreach Intern
111 Royce Hall
Nate Frentzel is a senior studying Business Administration with an emphasis in International Business and a minor in International Studies. He first became involved with international education on campus when he decided to apply to the program at the Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies. His enrollment in the program was suspended due to the earthquake and tsunami disaster that struck Japan that year, after which he decided to instead study abroad in Thailand. He spent a semester at Mahidol University International College, located just outside of Bangkok, through UW-Platteville's affiliate GlobaLinks Learning Abroad. While abroad he spent a week in Cambodia, and he has been enamored with Cambodia ever since.
Nate is heavily involved in other international affairs on campus. He has been an active member of the International Student Club and has twice volunteered as an International Student Orientation Leader. In addition, he is the secretary of UW-Platteville's Amnesty International chapter. He is currently studying Chinese, Thai, and Khmer (Cambodian).
Contact Nate at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608.342.1726 for more information on studying abroad in Asia or for general advising.
Hannah Helwig, Professional Writing Intern
111 Royce hall
Hannah Helwig is an International Studies and Professional Writing major, who transferred to UW-Platteville in January of 2013. From 2008-2009, she studied abroad in Switzerland through a high school exchange program, and from 2011-2012, she studied abroad through the Hessen Wisconsin Exchange program at the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. She is excited to use her experiences abroad and passion for writing to help and encourage other students to broaden their horizons through education abroad.
Contact Hannah at email@example.com or 608.342.1726 for more information on studying abroad in Europe or for general advising.
Jennifer Krahn, Outreach Specialist
101B Royce Hall
Jenni Krahn joined UW-Platteville Education Abroad Office in March 2010 as the UW-Platteville Education Abroad Outreach Specialist. Jenni advises students on education abroad options and application proceedures, coordinates UW-Platteville Education Abroad's promotional and outreach efforts, and manages the education abroad and exchange programs that UW-Platteville sponsors.
Jenni is a 2009 graduate of UW-Platteville with a B.S. in Animal Science emphasizing in agribusiness and international studies. As an undergrad, Jenni participated on two of UW-Platteville's exchange programs at the Dronten University of Applied Sciences (2007-08 academic year) and at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (fall 2009 semester). While in the Netherlands, she also interned with Lely Industries in Rotterdam doing research.
In addition to her degree from UW-Platteville, Jenni has an Ingenieur degree in International Livestock Production from the Dronten University of Applied Sciences and a M.A. in International Education from the School for International Training (SIT). Studying abroad truly changed her life, and Jenni is passionate about helping students change their own lives through study abroad.
Contact Jenni at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608.342.1010 for one-on-one education abroad advising appointments, additional information on education abroad options, promotional materials, and education abroad application assistance.
Holly Sutcliffe, Marketing and Outreach Intern
111 Royce Hall
Holly Sutcliffe joined UW-Platteville Education Abroad Office in August 2013 as one of the UW-Platteville Education Abroad Marketing and Outreach Interns. Holly assists in promotional and outreach agendas, advises students on education abroad options and application procedures, and assists in coordinating events on campus.
Holly is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in Animal Science with an emphasis in International Business and minors in German Studies and International Studies. She is also the current president of the German Club, an event producer for Campus Programming and Relations, and an active member of the Equestrian Club. Thus far, Holly has participated in two of UW-Platteville's education abroad programs: the Renewable Energy short-term faculty-led program to Darmstadt, Germany and the exchange program at the Dronten University of Applied Sciences in Dronten, Netherlands.
Contact Holly at email@example.com or 608.342.1726 for more information on studying abroad in Europe or for general advising.
KRISTA UHRIG, PROGRAMS COORDINATOR
102 Royce Hall
Krista joined UW-Platteville Education Abroad Office in August 2011 as the Program Coordinator for incoming exchange students and short-term, faculty-led programs. She also coordinates the Global Lens Living and Learning Community (LLC).
Krista is a returned Peace Corps volunteer and spent two years living and working in Romania where she was part of the Institutional Development sector and worked with a non-profit organization. As an undergraduate student, she studied abroad in London, England and interned with the U.S. State Department in Dublin, Ireland.
Krista holds an M.A. in Comparative and International Development Education from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. in History/European Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is passionate about intercultural communication and training and loves working with incoming and outgoing students as well as faculty-led programming.
Contact Krista at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608.342.6151 for leading short-term, faculty-led programs; faculty-led advising; incoming exchange application assistance; and the UW-Platteville Global Lens LLC.
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