Our Staff

Learn more about our dynamic team and feel free to get in touch! We look forward to helping you pursue your Carolina education at sites around the world.
Lindsey Anderegg

Lindsey Anderegg

Terra Dotta and Credit Transfer Specialist

  919-843-8208 |
  lindsey.anderegg@unc.edu

Lindsey Anderegg serves as the Terra Dotta and Credit Transfer Specialist for the Study Abroad Office at UNC Chapel Hill. Lindsey earned her B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences Education from Iowa State University. She spent five years teaching courses in Child Development, Fashion, and Interior Design for high school students. Lindsey was also a basketball coach for five years. During Lindsey’s undergraduate experience, she was able to study abroad twice: completing a summer in Germany and student teaching in Norway. She also spent a summer in South Korea visiting family. Lindsey is very passionate about education and the opportunities that studying abroad can offer. Currently, she is working towards her master’s degree in International and Comparative Education through Indiana University. Lindsey is really looking forward to working in study abroad, supporting students and to see the impact of these experiences for students at UNC. In her free time, you can find Lindsey taking her mini goldendoodle Frankie on walks and to dog parks, traveling, spending time with family, and checking out local restaurants and breweries!


Sharon Bardachino

Sharon Bardachino

Department Administrator

  919-843-7818 |
  sharon.bardachino@unc.edu

Sharon wears many hats in the Study Abroad Office! In addition to serving as our HR facilitator, she manages the Study Abroad Fair and Study Abroad Office Scholarships.


Dori Brady

Dori Brady

Phillips Ambassadors Program Manager

  919-843-7522 |
  dori.brady@unc.edu

Dori Brady is the Program Manager for the Phillips Ambassadors Program in the Carolina Asia Center at UNC. She oversees an annual scholarship cycle supporting 25-30 undergraduates and one graduate student for study abroad in Asia each year. Prior to working with the Phillips Ambassadors Program, Dori was the Study Abroad Advisor for Asia and domestic programs and social media coordinator in the UNC Study Abroad Office. She came to UNC after a career teaching in public elementary schools in Washington, DC, Northern Virginia and Wake County, North Carolina. Dori has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Denison University where she spent semesters abroad in England and Indonesia, and a Master’s degree in Education with a concentration in International Education, from George Mason University. Outside of work, she enjoys time with family and outdoor adventures.


Ben Briggs

Ben Briggs

Program Director

  919-962-8358 |
  bbriggs@email.unc.edu

Ben is the Program Director for Oceania, Scandinavia, the UK, and Ireland. Originally from Upstate NY, Ben earned a degree in History from The College at Brockport. Prior to joining UNC, Ben spent more than four years living and working abroad, with extended experiences including Scotland, South Korea, New Zealand, Southeast Asia and Spain. When he's not working, you can find Ben reading, running, or slowly adding to his record collection.


Meredith Brown

Meredith Brown

Study Abroad Advisor

  meredb@unc.edu

Meredith serves as a study abroad advisor for UNC’s Italy programs. She earned her B.A. in Public Relations from Meredith College, where she also had the chance to study abroad in Italy, the U.K., and Australia. Her study abroad advisors played a big role in helping her find her passion for a career in study abroad. She is now a graduate student in International Studies at NC State University and will graduate in December 2022. Meredith also enjoys traveling with friends and family, reading, going to Target, and lots of cuddles with her 13-year-old cat, Kitty.


Jim Castleberry

Jim Castleberry

Temporary Accounting Technician

Morgan Douglas

Morgan Douglas

Accounting Technician

  919-962-9240 |
  medougla@email.unc.edu

Morgan Douglas serves as an Accountant for the Study Abroad office at UNC Chapel Hill. She earned her B.A. in Integrated Science from UNC Greensboro and brings with her a strong background in Billing and Finances. Morgan spent over a decade helping her community by working as a Pharmacy Technician, and lets just say that helping others is what she was born to do. Morgan believes that the experience and knowledge studying abroad provides our students is priceless, especially in this day and age when Globalization is such an important part of our society. She wants to continue to expand her skills and knowledge here at UNC, while also helping our students live out their dreams. When she is not at work, you can probably catch her hiking with her dog, cooking, playing board/card games with her family or traveling to new cities.


Chrissie Greenberg

Chrissie Greenberg

Senior Director for Business Operations

  919-962-8320 |
  christine_greenberg@unc.edu

Chrissie Greenberg serves as the Senior Director for Business Operations for the Study Abroad Office. Chrissie has 20 plus years of professional experience in both the public and private sectors with a specific focus on financial operations and higher education administration. She enjoys the daily challenge of navigating international finance diversities and unique state institutional policies that directly relate to the Study Abroad Office community. Chrissie is an active member of the UNC community and is currently serving a third term on both the UNC Employee Forum and the University Managers’ Association (UMA) Board of Directors. She is also a graduate of the University Leadership Education and Development (ULEAD) program. Chrissie is a 1994 graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, a third-generation UNC legacy and a Chapel Hill native. While at UNC, Chrissie studied abroad in Manchester, England. Chrissie now lives in Durham with her husband and three children and loves spending time with her family, traveling and cheering on her Tar Heels.


Sarah Greer

Sarah Greer

Study Abroad Advisor

  919-962-5078 |
  sagree@ad.unc.edu

Sarah serves as the study abroad advisor for the Latin America, Spain, France, Italy, and Croatia programs at UNC Chapel Hill. They received their undergraduate degree from Michigan State University in Spanish Language and their master's degree in Education from the University of Michigan. During her undergraduate career, Sarah studied abroad at Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador and at the École D'ingénieurs De Purpan in Toulouse, France. After graduation, they had the opportunity to teach in Taiwan and Mainland China, as well as travel in SE Asia and Spain. Sarah loves language learning; she speaks fluent Spanish and is currently studying both French and Chinese. In their free time, Sarah enjoys reading romance novels, watching nature documentaries, and befriending other people's pets. She hopes to use her role at UNC Chapel Hill to help all students, especially LGBTQ+ and disabled students, have the opportunity to experience life abroad.


Sharon Hudik

Sharon Hudik

Assistant Director of Financial Aid for Study Abroad

  919-445-1244 |
  sharon_beers@unc.edu

Sharon Hudik, Assistant Director of Financial Aid for Study Abroad, has worked in the field of higher education for almost a decade, helping students and families navigate complex financial aid eligibility requirements and federal regulations. She holds a B.A. in Communication from Messiah College and a M.Ed. from North Carolina State University. During her undergraduate studies, Sharon studied abroad in Athens, Greece, experiencing transformative growth and increasing her global perspectives. She is passionate about helping students make their global opportunities become a reality by advising them on financial aid options and study abroad program affordability. In her free time, she enjoys trail running, playing Scrabble, and cooking with friends.


Nina Kaur

Nina Kaur

Study Abroad Advisor

  kaurg@unc.edu

Nina serves as a study abroad advisor for UNC’s Spanish and Ecuador programs. She recently received her M.A. in International Studies from North Carolina State University and prior to that holds a B.A. in psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill. As a proud Carolina alum, she studied abroad in Turkey during her last semester of college. Nina’s other international experiences include teaching English in the Canary Islands of Spain, and most recently is a Boren Fellow who looks forward to studying Turkish in Azerbaijan. When she is not traveling, working, or studying she enjoys long walks with her dog and trying and cooking various cuisines.


Jason Kinnear

Jason Kinnear

Associate Dean of Study Abroad & Exchanges

  jkinnear@email.unc.edu

Jason Kinnear, Associate Dean of Study Abroad & Exchanges, is a passionate higher education professional with extensive experience in study abroad and service-learning/community engagement. Originally from the town of Monett, MO, Jason obtained his B.A. in History from the Missouri University of Science & Technology (MST). During his time at MST he studied abroad in London, which remains one of the most amazing and defining experiences of his life. Jason went on to obtain an M.A. in Educational Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado and is working on a PhD at the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation at the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy.

Working in international education for over 25 years, Jason previously held positions in international students & scholar services, study abroad, and service-learning at the University of Northern Colorado, Colorado State University, and the University of Missouri prior to arriving at UNC. His work has focused on all aspects of study abroad program development and administration as well as community engagement/service-learning and internship programs. He has led multiple groups study abroad programs to Costa Rica, Ghana, South Africa, & Thailand. Jason is active in NAFSA: Association of International Educators and the Forum on Education Abroad. Jason enjoys strong coffee, craft beer, cooking, British comedy and sci fi, music, and travel. He loves international education because he can experience all of those things and loves sharing opportunities with Carolina students, faculty, and staff.


Noah Lenhardt

Noah Lenhardt

Administrative Support Specialist on the Credit Team

  noahlen@unc.edu

Noah Lenhardt serves as an Administrative Support Specialist on the Credit Team in the Study Abroad Office. Prior to joining the team, Noah graduated from North Carolina State University with BAs in both Political Science and History – and a minor in German Studies. Noah has experience working at many international orientated organizations, including the U.S. Department of State. He has a passion for international relations and aspires to be a researcher studying the impacts of identity on foreign policy making. In the Fall, Noah plans to study abroad in Scotland at the University of Edinburgh to obtain an MSc in International Relations. Noah lives in Raleigh and enjoys reading, model painting, and playing Dungeons and Dragons.


Cora Lubsen

Cora Lubsen

Study Abroad Office Assistant

  corahope@email.unc.edu // abroad@unc.edu

Cora Lubsen serves as a Study Abroad Office Assistant as a Work Study student of UNC. She helps the office in many different ways including answering the main phone lines, responding to emails, processing application fees, and assisting with general projects in the SAO. including advising, processing applications, and program survey creation. She is currently a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is an undeclared major. Cora has spent a lot of time abroad. She grew up from ages six to thirteen in Germany as well as studied in Switzerland before transferring to UNC. She loves traveling and learning about the rich culture that each place has. She uses this passion to assist other students in finding which area they want to study in as well as persuading her friends! Her main drive is build on her global citizenship, further her field of experience, and learn about the various cultures represented around the world.


Mallory Minnehan

Mallory Minnehan

Communications and Marketing Manager

  919-962-1040 |
  minnehan@unc.edu

Mallory leads the communications and marketing initiatives for the Study Abroad Office. Prior to joining UNC, Mallory worked in the Study Abroad Office at NC State, and the Center for Global Education at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University in Minnesota. As an undergraduate at NC State, her study abroad experiences to Peru, the Czech Republic and Spain opened her eyes to the world and ignited a passion for exploring other cultures. Her study abroad experiences led her to earn a Master's degree in Spanish and spend an additional year teaching English in Spain before starting her career in international education. She hopes that through her work, she will encourage more UNC students to take advantage of the wonderful study abroad opportunities offered at UNC. When she's not in the office, Mallory enjoys spending time with her husband, toddler, and their two dogs, exploring local trails, watching period dramas, and planning her next trip.


Jade Ruddy Hibshman

Jade Ruddy Hibshman

Enrollment & Credit Transfer Specialist

  919-843-7549 |
  jhibshman@email.unc.edu

Jade Ruddy Hibshman serves as the Enrollment & Credit Transfer Specialist in the UNC Study Abroad Office. Prior to joining the Study Abroad team, Jade held positions in the UNC Registrar’s Office working with student records, registration, and curriculum. Jade realized her passion for exploring the world during her undergraduate degree at East Carolina University after a backpacking trip through Spain, Italy, Croatia, Austria, and Switzerland. Post-undergraduate studies Jade became an English teacher in Thailand and embarked on another 8-week backpacking journey through Southeast Asia. Her time abroad influenced her to create similar experiences for others and encourage global citizenship. Jade is now pursuing a Master’s in International Studies at North Carolina State University and aims to continue supporting students studying abroad by facilitating a seamless academic credit transfer process. In her free time Jade enjoys Italian dinners with family, going to the beach, journaling, live music, and scoping out new breweries with her husband.


Derek Shepard

Derek Shepard

Study Abroad Advisor

  919-843-6299 |
  derek@unc.edu

Derek is a study abroad advisor. Prior to joining UNC Study Abroad, Derek worked in experiential education, where he designed and instructed college accredited courses in China, Nepal, Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia, Laos, and Jordan. As an undergraduate, Derek studied abroad on the Antioch Buddhist Studies program in Bodh Gaya, India. There, he was awoken at 4am each morning by roosters crowing, bells ringing, and monks chanting. He believes strongly that students gain the most when they step out of their "comfort zone" and engage with different cultures and worldviews. Derek holds a Bachelors from Washington State University and a Masters from Harvard University. He is a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand, where he worked in education and community development. Derek lives in Chapel Hill and enjoys being outdoors with his puppy, Mesa.