Management Team

Julie Kelly

Julie Kelly
Executive Director

Julie joined EUSA as Operations Director in 2008. Originally from the United States, she has over twenty years of experience working for study abroad programs in London, focusing on internship programs.


Nigel Martin

Nigel Martin
Finance Director

Nigel has been a Chartered Accountant for thirty years and has been EUSA's Finance Director since 2009. He grew up in Kent, gained his BA in Economics and Business Studies from Sheffield University, and then moved to London. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Terence Coetzee

Terence Coetzee
Operations Director

A native Londoner with a keen interest in international travel and a background in student services, Terence joined EUSA as London Program Director before becoming Operations Director in 2011. He received his BSc from Middlesex University.

Samantha LaCroix

Samantha LaCroix


Boston Director

Samantha joined joined EUSA in 2007 as a University Relations Manager before becoming Boston Director in 2008. Samantha recently completed her Masters of Science (Innovation) from Northeastern University.

Michael Thornhill

Michael Thornhill, D. Phil
Academic Director

Michael has been EUSA's Academic Director since the organisation's inception. He holds a BA in International History and Politics from Leeds University, an MA in International History from the London School of Economics, and a doctorate in Modern History from St Antony’s College, Oxford.

Rebecca Woolf

Rebecca Woolf
Information Director

Rebecca launched EUSA's Dublin office in 2002 and served as Dublin Director for nearly six years, before taking on the role of Information Director in 2008. Originally from the United States, she has lived in Ireland for over 20 years. Rebecca holds a BA in English from Smith College and MPhil in Anglo-Irish Literature from Trinity College Dublin.

London

Hattie Peterson

Hattie Paterson


London Director

In April 2015, after three years in Upstate New York, Hattie returned to London to join the EUSA team. Having been fortunate enough to study in three countries, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Vietnam, she has developed a real commitment to the benefits of a global education.

Roya Zeinali

Roya Zeinali


London Assistant Director

Roya joined the EUSA London team in 2016. No stranger to travel, after completing her BA in History and Politics and Masters in Business Management (Marketing), Roya took a year off to travel and completed a ski season in France.

Helen Green

Helen Green


London Office Manager

Helen joined the EUSA team in 2011 and quickly moved from Office Administrator to her current role. When Helen moved from Ireland to London, she originally planned to stay for six months, but she was won over and a decade later she is still here.

Vicky Ilieva

Vicky Ilieva


Financial Controller

Vicky is a graduate from Westminister University with a BSc (Hons) in Accounting and Business Management. She started her accounting career as part of the EUSA Finance team in 2013. Born and raised in Bulgaria, she moved with her family to London in 2004.

Natalie Morris

Natalie Morris


London Placement Manager

Natalie joined the EUSA London team as its Program Assistant before quickly moving to her current role. She has a BA in Creative Writing from her home country of New Zealand. After graduation, she moved to California for a year and has been working in international education ever since.

Rebecca Newell

Rebecca Newell


London Placement Manager

Rebecca joined the EUSA team in 2017. She has a BA in Spanish and Mandarin from the University of Leeds, which included a study abroad year in Shanghai and a semester in Spain. After graduating she returned to China to teach and then on to the Dominican Republic to work in non profit education for 2 years.

Claire Roland

Claire Roland
London Placement Manager

Claire joined the EUSA London team in 2018. Originally from the USA, she moved to the UK in 2011 to attend Oxford Brookes University where she obtained a BSc in Psychology with her third year focusing on USA expat cultural identity. She has a background in international higher education program management.

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Alicia Stratford
London Placement Manager

Alicia joined the EUSA team in 2019. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Criminology and Sociology and has experience working in both the corporate and creative spheres in predominantly consultative positions. Born in England, she has had a lot of exposure to other cultures, having lived in Hong Kong, and through her family in Kenya and the US.

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Sean Tillman
London Program Manager

Sean is a graduate from UC Santa Barbara with a BA in Psychology where he also worked and gained a background in Higher Education. He has a love of culture and has been fortunate enough to have studied, lived, and worked in five different countries (USA, France, Germany, Australia, and now England).

Dublin

Janice Gaffey

Janice Gaffey


Dublin Director

Janice joined EUSA in 2013 and has worked in higher education since 2002. She has lived in Dublin for over 20 years, apart from a spell working in Sri Lanka. She holds a BSc (Hons) and MPhil in Communications (Journalism) from Dublin Institute of Technology.

Hazel Moloney

Hazel Moloney
Dublin Program Manager

EUSA lured Hazel back to Ireland from Paris in 2008 after her brief stint as a EUSA lecturer and administrator in 2005. Hazel has Masters degrees both in Politics and Classical Civilisation from University College Dublin.

Cabrini Clancy

Cabrini Clancy
Dublin Office Manager

Cabrini joined EUSA in 2009. Cabrini’s professional background is in recruitment rather than education, but like everyone else at EUSA, she is an inveterate traveler, having lived in San Francisco and traveled throughout Europe.

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Vinija Kolumbić


Information Manager

Vinija joined EUSA in 2017 as a Program Management Assistant before moving into her current role. She holds an SPA in Digital Marketing, and an MA in Political Science. A Croatian native, she moved to Dublin permanently in 2014.

 
 

Madrid

Almendra Staffa-Healey

Almendra Staffa-Healey
Madrid Director

Almendra, one of our longest-serving staff members, was born in Granada, Spain, to American parents. She holds a BA from NYU (summa cum laude) in Art History and an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles. She is a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI®).

Nuria Velazquez

Nuria Velazquez
Madrid Placement Director

Nuria has been with EUSA from its inception in Madrid. She holds an advanced degree in Primary and Special Education from the Escuela Universitaria La Salle in Madrid. In addition to academic credentials in education, Nuria has a background in the private sector in publications and public relations.

 

Paris

Jon Hutchinson

Jon Hutchinson


Paris Director

Jon has worked in the field of study abroad in Paris for the last 20-plus years, a field he entered after studying Modern Languages and Society in the UK and France. Jon joined EUSA in January 2011, first as acting Director of the Paris program, then as European Development Manager, and now Paris Director.

Kim Baudry

Kimberly Baudry


Paris Placement Manager

Kimberly, who joined EUSA in 2011, has a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a French emphasis and a minor in Business from Western Oregon University. She studied abroad in Angers in 2005 and in Lyon from 2007 through 2009.

 

Prague

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Filip Ludvík
Prague Assistant Director

Filip joined the EUSA Prague team as a Program Manager in 2017, before moving to his current role. He holds a Masters of Arts in Southeast European studies. Before Filip moved to Prague, he worked and studied in France and Romania.

Barbora Kudlackova

Barbora Kudlackova
Prague Program Manager

Barbora comes from the central Czech Republic Pardubice region. After finishing her hospitality studies, she spent a year living in Maryland. She also lived in Turkey where she worked in tourism, and in the UK where she worked in a language school.

 

Boston

Tony Wilbur

Tony Wilbur
University Relations Senior Manager

Tony joined the EUSA team as a University Relations Manager in 2011. While attaining his BA in English at the University of Southern Maine, Tony spent a semester in King Alfred's College in Winchester, England, and worked abroad in Dublin, Ireland. He holds an MA in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University.

Andie D'Agostino

Andie D'Agostino
University Relations Manager

Andie joined the EUSA team as the University Relations Coordinator in August 2016 before moving into her current role. As an undergraduate, she spent two semesters abroad in Rome and Berlin. She holds a BA in Architectural Studies from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and a MA in International Higher Education and Intercultural Relations from Lesley University.

Lea Sarodjo

Lea Girasole
University Relations Manager

Lea joined the EUSA Boston team in 2018. Born in Thailand and partially raised in Japan, Lea majored in international studies at the University of North Texas. She studied abroad in Morocco for a summer, and interned in Cambodia. In 2017, she completed her Masters in Dispute Resolution at SMU.

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Katherine Jacobs
Development Director

Katherine joined the EUSA team as Development Director in 2019. As an undergraduate she spent a year abroad in Kyoto, Japan, and as a graduate student completed a semester internship in Staffordshire, England. Katherine holds a BA in East Asian Studies from Colby College, and an MA in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University.

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Sharon Nickalls
University Relations & Development Coordinator

Sharon joined the EUSA team in 2018. As an undergraduate at Lebanon Valley College, she studied Health Science, Spanish, and Global Studies, as well as spent two semesters studying abroad in Spain and interning in New Zealand. She later received her MSEd in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania.