Zoe D'Alessandro

Zoe works as Administrative Support for Study Abroad Services, pointing students to resources and providing support to study abroad advisors and staff. She is from Melbourne, Florida, and spent many years in Tallahassee attending Florida State University (FSU) where she received a B.A. in Italian and English, followed by an M.A. in Italian Studies. 

Gabby Cromwell

Gabby joined the International Center in May 2022. She processes payments for Study Abroad programs and the International Center in general, reconciles credit card payments, and helps with multiple program payments. She holds a B.A. Montclair State University (NJ). While in college she traveled the U.S extensively and hopes to extend her travel internationally now that she’s at UFIC.

Morgan Williams-Franklin

Morgan advises for Italy, Germany, and Austria programs.

A native of Gainesville, Morgan attended the University of Florida and completed her B.A. in Music Education. She grew up visiting family in Europe and has extensive experience traveling to Germany and Austria where she completed a study abroad program. She’s earning double Gator status by currently working in her UF M.Ed. in Student Personnel in Higher Education. Morgan previously worked for UF’s Office of Admissions and UF Online.

Alice Lopes

Born and raised in South Florida, Alice Malnic Lopes is a Brazilian-American with a passion for international studies and higher education. Alice grew up in a community with other Brazilian and Latin-American expat families, where she was exposed to the variety of cultures and backgrounds that exist in the melting pot that is South Florida. This shaped the way she viewed the world and served as the foundation to her interest in international studies.

Jackie Johnson

Jackie joined the International Center in July 2021. She works with faculty to prepare budgets for their study abroad programs and prepare faculty agreements. She also assists with questions related to students’ program fee payments using financial aid.

Jackie was born and raised in Gainesville, FL.  She has visited the Bahamas and enjoyed relaxing on their private island. She hopes to take a trip to Jamaica in the near future to indulge in their cuisines.

Maria Selezneva

Maria Selezneva advises for Russia, South East Asia countries and the Law Program.

She is originally from Russia where she completed her Master’s degree in Law at the International University of Nature Society and Man, Dubna. After participating in a student exchange program with the United States for two years in a row, she decided to obtain a Certificate in Translation and Professional Communication and move to the US. She lived in WI for past 6 years and is extremely happy to embrace warm and friendly Gainesville as her new hometown.

Nicole Fuls

Nicole is the Assistant Director of Faculty Engagement in Study Abroad Services (UF International Center). In this role, she works with faculty on program development and also presents workshops and training for study abroad faculty. She also advises students studying abroad in Latin/South America. 

Jess Mercier

Jess Mercier serves as the Study Abroad unit's Assistant Director of Outreach & Marketing. In this role, she coordinates the biannual Study Abroad Fair; hosts events in partnership with campus partners (the Career Connections Center, First Generation Student Success, etc.); manages the unit's social media; and leads overall marketing strategy. She also advises students participating in Semester at Sea, studying in The Netherlands, or studying in Eastern Europe.

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