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Claudio Holzner Director 
  Director of Graduate Studies  
Bryce Garner Associate Director, Administration
Kari Moore Academic Program Manager

Patrick Cheney Scholarship & Events Coordinator
Luciano Marzulli K-16 Outreach Coordinator
Blanca Yagüe CLAC Coordinator
Brisa Zavala Nahuatl Summer Program Coordinator 
Ashley Glenn Academic Advising Coordinator
Christy Hoffmann Undergraduate Advisor
Maria Lara Undergraduate Advisor 
Angeliki Neofitos Program Assistant

Bryce Garner

Bryce graduated from the University of Utah with degrees in History and Asian Studies.  After graduation, he worked in Japan for five years on the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program.  He has traveled extensively in Central America, East Asia, and Southeast Asia.  He has language abilities in Vietnamese, Japanese, and Chinese.  He has worked for the Center for Latin American Studies and the Asia Center since 2010.

Luciano Marzulli

Lu is a proud alum of the University of Utah and has worked in higher education since 2006.  Professionally, Lu’s focus has been on advocacy and support for first generation college students and students of color.  Through his outreach role in International and Area Studies, he looks forward to developing and maintaining community partnerships to continue this work. Lu enjoys street food, fiction books, comedy films and being outdoors. He is fluent in English and Spanish. 

Lu es graduado de  la Universidad de Utah y  ha trabajado en instituciones/servicios post-secundarios desde 2006.  Profesionalmente su enfoque ha sido en ayudar y apoyar estudiantes que son minorias o que son estudiantes de primera generación (los primeros en sus familias de asistir a la Universidad). A través de su papel dentro del departamento de estudios internacionales el esta entusiasmado de crear y mantener colaboraciones comunitarias para seguir apoyando estudiantes.  Lu disfruta la comida de la calle, leer obras de ficcion, ver peliculas de comedia y pasar el tiempo afuera.  Lu habla Inglés y Español.

Patrick Cheney

Patrick (Ricky) graduated from the University of Utah with a B.A. in Political Science and International Studies and M.A. in Latin American Studies. He speaks Guarani, an indigenous language of South America, and Nahuatl, an indigenous language of Mexico. He speaks Spanish, enjoys Latin American literature tremendously, and has experience as a Spanish language medical interpreter. He has worked on migrant rights projects as well as refugee resettlement. In elementary school, he once painted a tile that declared “Soccer rules” and is still convinced. He plays/applauds often and also likes to ride his bicycle.

Kari Moore

Bio Coming Soon! 

Ashley Glenn

A graduate of the University of Utah, Ashley studied Colonialism and Imperialism in the Department of History and, through the graduate program, further developed interests in topics of inequality, access to education, gender, and more. After graduating, she moved to Wuhan, China to teach academic and business writing and filled any time off from teaching with travelling. Now having returned to the U, Ashley enjoys helping students find connections between their studies and their international interests. Outside of advising, Ashley spends time perfecting her biscuit recipe food, continuing to read about all things history, excelling at board games, and combing for cheap international flights. Ashley has traveled extensively in Europe and Asia and just visited South America for the first time last year. 

Maria Lara

Maria completed a B.A. in International Studies with an emphasis in Latin America and a second B.A. in Spanish Teaching with a minor in Linguistics, both at the University of Utah. Although she calls Salt Lake City home, she is originally from Ecuador and has spent some time travelling through Europe and the Americas. Her passion for education, languages and different cultures have led her to pursue a career in higher education promoting international studies. Before coming back to her alma mater, she worked at Salt Lake Community College in the department of School Relations as a Recruitment Advisor. She has years of experience in marketing, taught Spanish/ESL to adults and children, and has collaborated with different educational institutions and community organizations throughout the valley. When she is not working with students or in the community, you can find her enjoying the outdoors, improving her cooking skills or planning her next trip!

Christy Hoffmann

Christy grew up in West Virginia between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah River. (John Denver was right—it’s almost heaven). She’s interested in internationally-focused education, which was sparked at a young age when she attended an international primary school in Reading, England for two years. She pursued that interest during her undergraduate education, where she completed a degree in International Cultural Studies studying narrative, culture, conflict resolution, film, and Hawaiian history and language. As a graduate student, Christy continued to study television and film as literature and how conflict and/or political rhetoric is imbedded in popular culture. Her experience teaching introductory composition and intercultural communication courses led her to advising, where she loves being able to help students identify their interests and their application into academic study. When she’s not on campus, Christy enjoys travelling, baking, Oxford commas, and watching and thinking about movies.

Angeliki Neofitos 

Angeliki graduated from the University of Utah in 2016 with a B.A. in International Studies, emphasis in the Middle East and Arabic. Although raised in Utah, Angeliki was born in the quiet village of Fragata in Kefalonia, Greece and continues to visit. She has also travelled to Panama, Jordan, Barcelona, and continues to expand her horizons through language learning. She is fluent in Greek and continues to practice Spanish and Arabic with family and friends. Before coming back to the U, she worked for the Utah State Law Library, helping navigate Spanish speakers through civil cases that focused on family law. Outside of the office, Angeliki enjoys reading fantasy books, listening to podcasts on bus rides, hitting the gym, and running the family business. She can also be found jamming out to BTS, ask her for song recommendations!

Last Updated: 9/10/19