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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

Senior Director of Academic Programs

Sara Karen Arlin

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

Senior Director of Marketing and Communications

Candace Patrick

Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Laura Roth

Home Office Staff

Business Systems Analyst

Sanjay Advani

Manager of Academic Programs

Kaley Anderson


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

Advisor, Student Support Services

Lisa Chesson

Regional Director of Enrollment

Whitney Cohen

Academic Affairs Assistant

Lianne Dauplaise

Student Affairs Program Manager

Phillip DuVentre

Manager of International Field Programs

Koty Erdmann

Assistant for Student Support Services

Rowenna Fennell-McCrillis

Manager of Operations & Logistics

Melissa Fuller

Director of Lifelong Learning

Whitney Grist

Accounting Associate

Nadine Johnston


Robert Kling

Senior Accountant

Brenda Legard

Regional Director of Enrollment

Amy Lepp

Director, Student Support Services

Kate Lilly

Digital Marketing Manager

Zach Marburger

Senior IT Systems Administrator

Tyson Parker

Human Resources Manager

Jodi Reesman

Senior Graphic Designer

Vance Sherwood


Andrew Sieving

Director of Philanthropy Planned Giving

Susan Sigman

Advancement Assistant

Olivia Stumpe

Senior Regional Director of Enrollment

Holly Tawil

Multimedia Manager

Adam Valuckas

Student Support Services Advisor

Carlos Vazquez

Human Resources Generalist

Jessica Zaksek

Regional Director of Enrollment

Hannah Zimmerer