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Home Office Staff

Semester at Sea employs a staff dedicated to global education. Our highly responsive, passionate, and mission-focused team believes in the educational mission of Semester at Sea and quality education abroad. Many of our staff  sailed on Semester at Sea during their college years or as voyage staff.

Senior Leadership Team


Scott Marshall

Chief Financial Officer/
Vice President of Finance

Bobby Barber

Chief External Affairs Officer/ Vice President of Advancement

Audra Brickner

Vice President for Human Resources

Michelle Dietz

Vice President of Marketing & Recruiting

Jason Hughes

Vice President of Student Affairs

Laura Strohminger Roth

Chief Academic Officer

Mary Vogl

Home Office Staff

IT Manager

Sanjay Advani

Manager of Academic Programs

Kaley Anderson

Senior Director of Academic Programs

Sara Karen Arlin


JonEll Ashbrook

Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement

Kate Ashley

Director of Financial Aid

Danielle Basile

Director of Philanthropy

Melissa Bingler

Senior Accountant

Karen Browne

Multimedia Coordinator

Brooke Buchan

Advisor, Student Support Services

Lisa Chesson

Regional Director of Enrollment

Whitney Cohen

Academic Programs & Office Coordinator

Lianne Dauplaise

Student Affairs Program Manager

Phillip DuVentre

Manager of International Field Programs

Koty Erdmann

Director of Participant Success

Whitney Grist

Administrative Assistant, Student Services

Tracey Hammond

Accounting Associate

Nadine Johnston

Senior Accountant

Brenda Legard

Regional Director of Enrollment

Amy Lepp

Director, Student Support Services

Kate Lilly

Junior Systems Administrator

Jesse McCauley

Field Programs Coordinator

Gretta Mincer

Social Media Manager/Copy editor

Jennie Montgomery

Senior Director of Marketing and Communications

Candace Patrick

Human Resources Manager

Jodi Reesman

Junior Systems Administrator

Alex Ryan

Senior Graphic Designer

Vance Sherwood


Andrew Sieving

Health Services Coordinator

Grace Schneider

Director of Philanthropy Planned Giving

Susan Sigman

Advancement Assistant

Olivia Stumpe

Senior Regional Director of Enrollment

Holly Tawil

Student Support Services Advisor

Carlos Vazquez

Assistant Director of Philanthropy

Al Walker

Director of Enrollment and University Relations

Kelly Wilkinson

Human Resources Generalist

Jessica Zaksek

Regional Director of Enrollment

Hannah Zimmerer