Education Abroad
About

Staff

  • Gina Lopardo

    Gina Lopardo

    Director
    Gina oversees the Education Abroad Office and supervises all staff members. Additionally, she works with faculty and administrators to promote internationalization, including the development of new study abroad programs and parternships. Gina collabroates with faculty directors and Associate Deans on education abroad courses (short-term, faculty-led, usually summer). This year marks Gina’s 12th year in international education and her 4th at Seattle University. Gina studied in Italy and holds a BA in Italian and MS in College Student Personnel from the University of Rhode Island.
    Mary Beth Falkner

    Mary Beth Falkner

    Specialist
    Mary Beth serves as the primary liaison to the College of Science and Engineering, Albers School of Business & Economics, College of Nursing, Matteo Ricci College, College of Education, and School of Law. In concert with Faculty Directors and Liaisons, Mary Beth helps to facilitate faculty-led courses and internships abroad . Additionally, Mary Beth serves as the on-campus representative for the David L. Boren (NSEP) and Gilman Scholarships. Previously, Mary Beth served as the Study Abroad Coordinator and Interim Director of International Programs at Saint Martin's University. She studied abroad in Costa Rica and holds a BA in Global Studies and Spanish from Providence College and an MPA from Seattle University.
    Shalini Singh

    Shalini Singh

    Specialist
    Shalini has worked in the field of international and experiential education since 2007, with specialized training in service learning and intercultural communication programming. As a specialist in the EAO she is the liaison to the College of Arts & Sciences for all education abroad programming including long and short-term, exchanges and internships. In addition, she supports non-credit bearing campus community international experiences (club and individual volunteer service, athletics, student/faculty/staff immersions, etc.) Shalini has studied throughout Southeast Asia, Central America and Turkey; has led several student immersions to República Dominicana and holds as MS in International Education from SIT Graduate Institute.
    Michelle Vondrak

    Michelle Vondrak

    Advisor
    Michelle works with students in exploring their international education opportunities. She plays a key role in preparing students to maximize on-site learning and provides the necessary resources for students to make informed decisions regarding their education abroad program choice. In addition, she provides support for intercultural health and safety training, orientation, and re-entry sessions for SU groups. Prior to joining the Education Abroad team at SU, Michelle worked as an Academic Advisor at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, NE. She studied abroad in Ireland and Chile. She holds a BA in Liberal Studies from Iowa State University and a MEd in Global Studies from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.