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N. Nicole Cobb

November 16, 2022

N. Nicole Cobb

Exchange Student Advisor
nncobb@unc.edu

Bio:

Nicole is the Exchange Student Advisor for both the Study Abroad and International Student & Scholar Offices. In this position, she serves all incoming exchange students from all over the world. She has been at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 2010 as a lecturer in the English Department and School of Education. Prior to serving in this role, she was an Academic Advisor in the College of Arts & Sciences working with STEM and pre-health students. Nicole holds an M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language and a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resource Management. In her free time, you will find Nicole on the tennis courts or being active somewhere in the world.

Ken Nesbett

October 28, 2022

Ken Nesbett

Program Director for Africa, Asia, Canada, and domestic programs
knesbett@unc.edu

Bio:

Ken Nesbett serves as the Program Director for Africa, Asia, Canada, and domestic programs. He has a strong track record in study abroad project management and building partnerships focused on internationalizing the campus. Originally from Northeast Ohio, Ken obtained his B.A. in History and Integrated Social Studies Education from the University of Toledo. During his time at UT, he completed several global experiences in Asia, Europe, and North America. These opportunities remain some of most transformative experiences in his life. Ken went on to obtain an M.A.E. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Northern Iowa. Prior to joining the team at UNC, Ken served as the Study Abroad Advisor at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for 12 years. Under his guidance, Kirkwood Study Abroad was nationally recognized as a Top Ten Provider of education abroad programming by Open Doors for Associates Degree institutions every year of his tenure, and was also recognized as a Top Producer for the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship. Ken is excited to join the Study Abroad Office at UNC where he hopes to continue to expand access and equity to global opportunities for all. In his spare time, he enjoys biking, hiking, traveling, and getting out into nature.

Erin Villeneuve

August 24, 2022

Erin Villeneuve

Program Director
ekeeler@email.unc.edu

Bio:

Erin Villeneuve is the Program Director for Scandinavia, Continental Europe (except France, Spain and Portugal) and the Middle East. She has over a decade of experience working in international and U.S. higher education. Prior to joining UNC, Erin worked in the Cultural Missions in the Embassies of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia in Washington, DC. She earned her Master’s degree in Global Affairs from George Mason University and her international experiences abroad range from a semester abroad in Prague and a graduate seminar in Tbilisi, Georgia, to a student ambassador in Australia and a service project in Cote d’Ivoire. In addition to being a travel enthusiast, Erin is an avid horseback rider, baker, wife and mother of a baby boy and two rescue dogs.

Sofia Mouritsen

August 23, 2022

Sofia Mouritsen

Study Abroad Advisor
sofiae@unc.edu

Bio:

Sofia Mouritsen serves as the study abroad advisor for programs in Continental Europe (except France, Portugal, and Spain), Scandinavia, and the Middle East. During her time studying Political Science and International Relations at Gettysburg College, Sofia studied abroad in the fall of her Junior year in Geneva, Switzerland and in the spring in Amman, Jordan. Some of her favorite travels were across Europe and the Middle East, and she is excited to work with students of all backgrounds to figure out which experiences abroad might be right for them. As an advisor, Sofia is committed to helping make study abroad accessible for all students, particularly first-generation students and those from low-income or non-traditional family backgrounds. When she is not in the office, Sofia enjoys reading historical mysteries, biking around town, playing the trumpet, and trying to keep her dog from chewing up her frisbees in disc golf.

Lindsey Anderegg

June 7, 2022

Lindsey Anderegg

Terra Dotta and Credit Transfer Specialist
lindsey.anderegg@unc.edu

Bio:

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!

Jade Hibshman

May 26, 2022

Jade Hibshman

Enrollment & Credit Transfer Specialist
jhibshman@unc.edu

Bio:

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 also holds a Master’s in International Studies from 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.

Meredith Brown

May 12, 2022

Meredith Brown

Credit Team Assistant
meredb@unc.edu

Bio:

Meredith serves on the Study Abroad Credit Team. 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 recently graduated with her Master’s in International Studies at NC State University. Meredith enjoys traveling with friends and family, reading, going to Target, and lots of cuddles with her 13-year-old cat, Kitty.

Morgan Douglas

March 31, 2020

Morgan Douglas

Accounting Manager
medougla@email.unc.edu

Bio:

Morgan Douglas serves as the Accounting Manager for the Study Abroad office at UNC Chapel Hill. She earned her B.A. in Integrated Science and is currently working on her Master of Accounting degree at UNC Greensboro. Morgan spent over a decade helping her community by working as a pharmacy technician, and let’s just say that helping others is what she was born to do. She wants to continue expanding her UNC skills and knowledge to better help UNC students live out their dreams of traveling around the world. When she is not at work, you may find her hiking, camping, dancing, playing board games with friends and family, and traveling to new places.

Sharon Beers

December 13, 2019

Sharon Beers

Assistant Director of Financial Aid for Study Abroad
sharon_beers@unc.edu

Bio:

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.

Mallory Minnehan

April 30, 2019

Mallory Minnehan

Communications and Marketing Manager
minnehan@unc.edu

Bio:

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, little ones, and their two dogs, exploring local trails, watching period dramas, and planning her next trip.