Staff

 

Beth Rascoe Kilinc

Interim Director
Beth Rascoe Kilinc came to UNH from the Council on International Educational Exchange where she managed international faculty and experiential programs. Previously, she was the Associate Director of Study Abroad at Northeastern University in Boston and Manager of Programs & Education for Hostelling International. She has a B.A. in Liberal Arts from George Washington University, an M.A. in Education from New York University, and studied abroad in Italy and Israel. Beth’s CIE responsibilities include international agreements and risk management.

 

Gregg Orifici

Assistant Director
Gregg Orifici is an international educator passionate about sustainability, development, peace and social justice, foreign language learning and international program development. He holds a B.A. in Russian and Political Science, with a specialization in International Relations from Tulane University (where he studied abroad in Russia and Italy). At Vanderbilt University, he earned a J.D. and focused his studies on international law. He is admitted to the State Bar of California. Before joining UNH, Gregg was the communications director at World Learning and the School for International Training and then a managing director at Living Routes Study Abroad, leading its marketing, admissions and university relations efforts.

 

Catherine D'Auteuil

Coordinator of Student Programs
Catherine D'Auteuil is originally from the United Kingdom and graduated from King Alfred’s College, Winchester, England with a B.A. in American Studies and English. She traveled to the University of Southern Maine in 1996 where she participated in an exchange program. She moved to the U.S. in 2000 to pursue a Masters degree in Higher Education (specializing in International Education) at the University of Maine and went on to work in the Office of International Programs as the Study Abroad Advisor. Most recently she was the Assistant Director of International Student Life at the University of Georgia.

 

Leonie Meijer

Study Abroad Advisor
Leonie Meijer (she goes by Leo) was born and raised in The Netherlands, but after spending a high school year in the U.S., she knew that one day she would move here. She received her M.A. degree in International Business Communications from Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, and worked in the areas of employment/career services, academic advising and marketing for a number of years. In November of 2005, Leo moved to the US and advised study abroad and incoming exchange students at Western Illinois University. In June of 2011, she came to New Hampshire to work as the Study Abroad Advisor at UNH. Leo’s favorite hobbies include hiking, spending time with her dog Jesse (aka The J-Dog), singing, playing tennis, and reading.

 

Mindy McMahon

Center and International Affairs Program Assistant
Mindy McMahon works with students interested in the international affairs dual major and coordinates Center activities. Mindy has assisted abroad with UNH managed programs in Budapest, Hungary and Cambridge, England, and has lived and worked in Turkey and Austria. She has served as faculty for the Humanities Program. She has a Master of Arts from UNH in music history and a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Kansas with a choral major and harp minor. She is a professional mezzo-soprano and harpist and has her own web site at http://www.aquietchristmas.com/.

 

Wen Houle

Information Support Assistant
Wen Houle was born in Taiwan, and lived in Montreal, Canada before settling in New England. She has a B.S. in Mathematics and Biology from Boston College and an MBA from the University of New Hampshire. She has programming and analysis experience in private industry. Prior to coming to the CIE, she worked for the Elliott Alumni Center and the University Honors Program at UNH.

 

Alexander Lindsay

International Education Program Support Assistant
Alexander Lindsay was born and raised in Massachusetts, and lived in Washington, D.C. for four years before returning to New England. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Gettysburg College before moving to Washington and working at a non-profit that developed education programs for students in Africa. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in International Education at the School for International Training. He has studied abroad in South Africa and led a trip to Mongolia for high school students in summer 2013.

 

Molly Wallace

International Affairs Faculty/Hood House Lecturer
Dr. Molly Wallace teaches and advises students in the International Affairs dual major. She came to UNH from Brown University, where she was a visiting lecturer for one year after earning her Ph.D. in Political Science (international relations and political theory) with a research focus on nonviolent action. Molly earned her B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies from Mount Holyoke College and then worked for four years in Washington, DC, at NGOs in the fields of conflict resolution and international affairs. Her own study/research abroad experiences—from high school to college to graduate school—include time spent in France, Austria, Senegal, Rwanda, and Sri Lanka. Over the past several years, she has served as a volunteer mediator with the Community Mediation Center of Rhode Island and has taught a pre-college summer course at Brown on leadership and conflict resolution.

 

Suzanne McFarland

Administrative Assistant (temporary)
Suzanne McFarland will provide administrative support for the operation of the new international travel registry system, CIE event planning and promotion, and general office assistance. This is a temporary position for spring semester 2014. Suzanne’s last project with CIE was to help create the Parent’s Guidebook.

 

Student Workers

Melanie Hawthorne

 

Charlotte Thompson and Amanda Barba

 

Emily Sceery '17
  Melanie Hawthorne '14
  (Spanish/History)
   Charlotte Thompson '16
 (Sociology)

 Amanda Barba '16
(Undeclared)
 Emily Sceery '17
(Undeclared)