Our Team

Welcome to Education Abroad!

Despite being physically distant, we are still socially and globally connected. UConn’s Education Abroad advising team is always here for you!


If you are a student, faculty member, or staff member, please feel free to reach out to the Education Abroad Advisor for your school, department, or major. You may view our breakdown of advising areas under each Advisor’s profile below.

To ask general questions or speak with an advisor:

•   Email us at abroad@uconn.edu
•   Make an Appointment via Nexus below with your Education Abroad Advisor for a virtual meeting!

Non-UConn students are welcome to make an appointment with an Advisor. Please e-mail abroad@uconn.edu to schedule a time to meet in person, by phone, or virtually.

Laura Hills

Associate Director


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Advises students in the

  • Neag School of Education
And the following departments and majors:
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Geography
  • Geosciences
  • Marine Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Physics
  • Physiology and Neurobiology
  • Statistics

Krista Miller

Custom Programs Specialist


Works with faculty, staff, and organizations to develop and administer custom programs

Gabriella Pires Santoro

Education Abroad Advisor and Incoming Exchange Coordinator


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Advises students in the

  • School of Engineering

Inga Pötzl

Education Abroad Advisor and Baden-Wuerttemberg - Connecticut Exchange Coordinator


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Advises students in the

  • School of Fine Arts
and the following humanities departments and majors:
  • Africana Studies
  • American Studies
  • English
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
  • Philosophy
*Non-UConn and UConn Students interested in the Baden-Wuerttemberg - Connecticut Exchange Program, please contact Inga Poetzl directly using the e-mail above.

Valerie Jenkelunas

Education Abroad Advisor


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Advises students in the

  • School of Business
And the following social sciences departments and majors:
  • Anthropology
  • Cognitive Science
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Human Rights
  • Linguistics
  • Maritime Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychological Sciences
  • Public Policy
  • Sociology
  • Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
  • Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • as well as:
  • ACES Students
  • Individualized Majors
  • Interdisciplinary Studies Majors

Colleen Millerick

Education Abroad Advisor and Administrative Coordinator


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Advises students in the

  • College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental Studies
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Social Work