Meet the Staff

Marnie Nelson Associate Director

Liaison To
  • College of Architecture
  • College of Journalism and Mass Communications
  • College of Law
  • Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts
Education
  • B.A., Social Studies Teaching & Spanish Teaching, Political Science minor, Gustavus Adolphus College, 2005
  • M.Ed., Peabody College at Vanderbilt University, International Education Policy & Management, 2011
Areas of Focus
  • Faculty-Led Orientations & Trainings
  • Faculty Led Program Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Advising and Program Coordination
  • Affiliate Relationships
  • Staff Trainings
  • Edythe Wiebers International Studies Program Scholarship

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Allison Hinesley Assistant Director

Liaison To
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • College of Engineering
Education
  • B.A., Journalism, Drake University, 2007
  • M.A., Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Iowa State University, 2011
Areas of Focus
  • Exchange Management and Advising
  • Advising, Outreach, and Program Implementation
  • Event Planning
  • Outreach Presentations & Events

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Stephanie Benes Education Abroad & Marketing Coordinator

Liaison To
  • College of Architecture
  • College of Journalism and Mass Communications
  • College of Business
Education
  • B.S., Organizational Communication, University of Nebraska at Kearney, 2014
  • M.A., Educational Administration with a specialization in Student Affairs, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2017
Areas of Focus
  • Advising, Outreach, and Program Implementation
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Website Maintenance
  • Education Abroad Returnees

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Tim Burge Administrative Coordinator for Office of Education Abroad and Office of Global Strategies

Education
  • B.A., History & English, Doane University, 2012
  • M.A., History, Dalhousie University, 2013
Areas of Focus
  • First Point of Contact / Appointments
  • Transfer Credits
  • AIG Travel Guard Insurance
  • MyWorld
  • Data and Reporting
  • Deposits
  • International Travel Registry for Students (ITRS)

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Kate Kunzman Education Abroad Coordinator

Liaison To
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Explore Center
Education
  • M.A., Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, King's College London, 2017
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 2016
Areas of Focus
  • Program Advising and Coordination
  • The Early Abroad Scholarship and the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
  • Boren Awards and the Critical Language Scholarship
  • Affiliated Program Provider Relations

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Jim Benes Global Exchange Coordinator

Liaison To
  • College of Education and Human Sciences
Education
  • B.S., Geography, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2012
  • M.S., Earth Sciences, Montana State University, 2016
Areas of Focus
  • Advising, Outreach, and Program Implementation

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