Our Team

Study. Develop. Engage.  The Pitt Study Abroad team is here to help you find a study abroad or study away program that will benefit you academically, grow you professionally, and allow you to interact with your host communities in meaningful and responsible ways.  And we hope you'll have some fun along the way.  

So, where do you get started?  It's always a good idea to talk to your academic advisor during the process to determine what courses make the most sense for you to take overseas.  What do we handle?  Helping you find the program that meets those requirements.

We recommend getting started by coming to our Walk-In Advising Hours.  You can meet with a Peer Advisor or a member of our staff to talk through your goals and get recommendations before diving into the website.

If you know who you need to talk to, you can find their contact information below. 

General Questions

abroad@pitt.edu
Your First Contact!
412-648-7413

Panther Programs

Brice Lynn
Assistant Director (Study Away and Partner Programs)
412-383-1029
Walk-In Advising Hours:
MWF 2-4 PM
Tiffany Martin
Assistant Director
412-648-1892
Walk-In Advising Hours:
By Appointment Only
Nazir Noori
Program Manager
412-383-4827
Walk-In Advising Hours:
MWF 2-4 PM
Tim Crawford
Program Manager
412-648-2156
Walk-In Advising Hours:
MWF 2-4 PM
Oksana Stalczynski
Program Manager
412-383-3237
Walk-In Advising Hours:
MWF 2-4 PM

Pitt-Recognized Programs

Leslie Ann Smedley
Senior Advisor
412-383-7163
Walk-In Advising Hours:
MWH 1-4 PM

Exchange Programs

Jessica Sun
Exchange Program Manager and Graduate Fellowships Advisor
412-383-7165
Walk-In Advising Hours:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 2 - 4 p.m.

Pitt Business International Programs

Bryan Schultz
Director
412-383-7321
Bradley Miner
International Programs Coordinator
412-383-7136
Walk-In Advising Hours:
By Appointment Only
Hillary Koller
Internship Manager
412-648-0276

Engineering International Programs

Dr. Kristine Lalley
Director
412-624-3489
Dr. Diane Hardy Saran
Associate Director
412-624-9823

KATZ International Programs

Bill McShane
Experiential Based Learning Program Manager
412-383-8835

Vira I. Heinz Program

Sarah Wagner
Director of VIH Program
412-624-0276

Regional Campuses

Samila Sosic
Interim Director of Study Abroad and International Services
814-362-5154
Michelle Apodaca
Study Abroad Coordinator
724-836-7494
Walk-In Advising Hours:
Mon. Wed. and Thur. 2pm-4pm

Interns and Graduate Student Assistants

Casey Talay
Graduate Student Assistant
Evan Keir
Graduate Student Assistant
Allie Roos
Peer Advisor, Outreach Intern
Dana Calabrese
Dana Calabrese

Directors and Administrative Staff

Jeffrey Whitehead
Director
412-648-2299
Vanessa Sterling
Associate Director
412-624-2033
Walk-In Advising Hours:
By Appointment Only