Directory

Staff

Brad Sekulich

Director
704-687-7747
Sekulich@uncc.edu

Brad has been at UNC Charlotte since July 2002. He came from UT Arlington where he worked as the Overseas Opportunities Coordinator for nearly 5 years. He has BAs in Spanish and History and an M.A. in History from UNC Wilmington. He focused on...

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Elizabeth Lorenz

Elizabeth Lorenz

Assistant Director
704-687-7747
E.Lorenz@uncc.edu

Beth joined the Office of Education Abroad in January 2014. She came from Northern Kentucky University where she worked as the Study Abroad Advisor. Beth is also a two time graduate of Northern Kentucky University with a B.S. in Applied Cultural Studies...

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Whitney Strickler

Assistant Director for Faculty-Led & Short Term Programs
704-687-7747
wstric10@uncc.edu

Whitney joined the Office of Education Abroad in January 2017, coming from Penn State University where she served as the Manager of Advising, and before that, Valdosta State University where she served as the European Council Coordinator. Whitney holds a...

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Lauren Stikeleather

Coordinator for Faculty-Led Programs
704-687-7747
lstikel3@uncc.edu

A Charlotte native, Lauren began working for the Office of Education Abroad in January 2019.  She completed B.A.s in Art History and Spanish Language & Literature at Agnes Scott College, where she studied abroad on a faculty-led program in Spain and a semester exchange program in Mexico.  After graduation she worked in Costa Rica for a year, where she discovered a love of teaching which eventually led her to Japan.  From 2011 to 2018 she taught in Tokyo, taking a break to complete a Master of International Studies with a concentration in International Education...

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Jess Taylor

Education Abroad Advisor
704-687-7747
jessica.taylor@uncc.edu

After growing up in Buffalo, NY, Jess completed her undergraduate degree at UNC Charlotte in International Business with a minor in Spanish. Her experience studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain led to her internship with ISA, an affiliate study abroad...

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Jordan Rizzo

Administrative Coordinator
704-687-7747
jrizzo6@uncc.edu

A New York native, Jordan graduated from UNC Charlotte with a B.S.B.A. in International Business and a B.A. in German. After studying in Germany for one year, she came back to Charlotte and joined the Office of Education Abroad as an intern. She then...

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Nanette Korepanov

Adminstrative Assistant
704-687-7747

Nanette is a Charlotte native and attended Appalachian State University where she developed her love for other cultures and focused her studies on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet republics. She has traveled to Ireland, Netherlands, Ukraine and Moldova in addition to living and working in Russia for several years. Nanette holds a B.S. in Integrated Professional Studies with a focus in International Services from UNCG. She joined the Office of Education Abroad in February 2019 and is excited to help students take advantage of the many opportunities to study abroad and all that can...

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