Credentials: BA, International Studies and Relations, University of Missouri
Position title: Badger Precollege Program Coordinator
Kate Ryan serves as a program coordinator for the precollege team with the Division of Continuing Studies. She is very passionate about experiential learning, especially in an international capacity. Kate loves to travel both domestically and abroad. She also enjoys gardening, meditation, rock climbing, biking and new experiences.
Credentials: BBA, Marketing and TESOL Certification, UW–Madison
Position title: International Education Coordinator
Sara Bembenek-Saborio is an International Program Coordinator for Badger Precollege, specifically supporting EducationUSA Academy & Connects and international recruitment. Sara loves engaging with and connecting students from all over the world to share experiences and ideas through dynamic discussion and creative projects. Sara presently resides in Costa Rica and loves exploring this new country on weekends. In her free time, you’ll find her trekking through the outdoors, reading, cooking, dancing, and spending time with family.
Credentials: MA, International Economics and Finance, Brandeis University
Position title: Assistant Director, International Students
Jing connects with international and U.S. high school partners and recruits international students for Badger Precollege programs throughout the year and helps coordinate various programs during the summer. She has worked in international education for 10 years and is a TESOL certified instructor. Jing also works as a personal trainer at UW-Madison and loves traveling, hiking, biking and bouldering.
Christopher Pevey Harry
Position title: Assistant Dean and Director of Badger Precollege
Christopher Pevey Harry provides leadership for the Precollege Programming unit. He cultivates relationships with campus partners and fosters collaborative relationships with academic departments, instructors, student life staff, advisors, and administrative support units.
Position title: Assistant Director, International Student Programs
Monique Lu supports the Visiting International Student Program (VISP) in program development and programmatic planning for summer thematic programs. She is also the program manager for the International Student Summer Institute (ISSI).
Please contact Kate Ryan at email@example.com if you have any questions about EducationUSA Academy programs!