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Custom Programs Leadership

Jayna Winn
Director, Custom & Faculty-Led Programs

Jayna Winn leads the Custom Programs team, partnering with U.S. institutional staff and faculty to develop and facilitate high-quality custom programs that support specific learning outcomes and student populations. She works hand-in-hand with CEA CAPA’s onsite staff and in collaboration with the academic, program development, and university relations teams.

Jayna’s passion lies in fostering transformative educational experiences through intercultural communication and education abroad. In particular, she sees custom and faculty-led programs as a valuable tool in the effort to increase access to study abroad. Often, these customized experiences offer more flexibility in timing, price, and curriculum, thus breaking down barriers for underrepresented student groups. Additionally, custom programs can be intentionally designed for particular identity groups, ensuring that the specific interests and needs of these students are championed and supported.

Jayna holds a Master of Arts in International Education Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the University of Utah. In addition to her work at CEA CAPA, she served as an adjunct faculty member at MIIS, co-teaching a January 2022 intensive course on Education Abroad Management. She also co-authored the Facilitator’s Guide to The International Education Handbook, published by NAFSA: Association of International Educators in May 2019. Prior to working in international education, Jayna spent five years managing international teams and partnerships within digital marketing, where she developed an intercultural training program.

Jayna has spent time working and/or studying abroad in Peru, Costa Rica, England, and India. An avid traveler, she has also had the opportunity to explore Australia and Israel, as well as several countries in Latin America, Europe, and Africa.

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Kellie Sullivan
Custom Program Developer Manager

Kellie has worked in education abroad for over 25 years, successfully leading teams in Institutional Relations and Custom Learning. She is passionate about tailoring curricula and courses to meet the unique academic needs of institutions, ensuring a transformational education experience for students. She comes to CEA CAPA from the Roux Institute at Northeastern University where she and her team developed customized workforce learning experiences in essential areas like AI, data analytics, and project management. From 2006-2018 she worked at the study abroad provider CIEE, where she successfully launched and directed the Faculty-Led and Custom Programs department.

Kellie’s global perspective was shaped early in her career when she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, West Africa and an English teacher in Amakusa, Japan with the JET Program. While earning her BA in English Literature at the College of the Holy Cross, she spent her junior year abroad at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Outside of professional pursuits, Kellie is an avid world traveler and when home in Maine she enjoys taking her dog on outdoor adventures, trying to beat her Goodreads Reading Challenge, and attending live music events. 

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Libby Lauze
Director of Partner Services

Libby has over 20 years of experience in international education. She has held a variety of positions with with a focus on admissions, enrollment and predeparture services, including Director of Enrollment, at CIEE. Most recently she managed an organization that recruited and placed young, foreign professionals in U.S. internships to build practical career skills. Libby is a graduate of Middlebury College with a degree in Russian. She did her own study abroad in Moscow, Russia. In her free time she enjoys relaxing at the beach or in the mountains with her family.

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Andrew Solem
Manager, Custom Partner Services
Andrew has a Bachelor of Science degree in Building & Construction Technology degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Master of Arts in International Higher Ed. & Intercultural Relations from Lesley University. Andrew has led students on education, service, and leadership programs to Fiji, Hawaii, and the Dominican Republic. He takes pride in knowing that regardless of the length of the program, students traveling with CEA CAPA will have impactful and transformative experiences. Andrew has years of experience teaching and performing rudimental marching percussion, traveling and performing across the country in front of thousands of people.
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Custom Programs Team

Ashton Troxel
Custom Program Developer

As a member of the Custom Programs Team, Ashton Troxel, works closely with Institutional Relations and CEA CAPA’s International Teams to develop custom programming that meets the needs of partners and students. Ashton earned an MA in International Education Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. During her undergraduate years, Ashton studied abroad in Orléans, France and double majored in International Studies and French. Prior to joining CEA CAPA, Ashton spent four years in an education abroad office at the University of Michigan where she collaborated with faculty on international programs and advised students. Ashton is committed to making international education a more diverse and accessible space. As such, she challenges practitioners to think critically about program models, application procedures, and intent when developing programs. In 2020, Ashton joined the NAFSA Region V team as the conference planner and is currently the Chair of Region V. On the weekend, you’ll find Ashton walking her dogs, reading, and trying new recipes. Outside of Europe, Ashton has spent time traveling in India.

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Emily Resnevic
Senior Custom Program Developer

Emily joined CEA CAPA in 2019 as a Program Manager and is now a Senior Custom Program Developer based in Providence, Rhode Island. In her role, Emily works with CEA CAPA's institutional partners and international teams on the development of faculty-led and custom programs. Emily is committed to bringing CEA CAPA's values of diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging to custom program design. Prior to joining CEA CAPA, Emily worked with international students in Boston and San Francisco as a teacher, higher education advisor, university partnerships manager, and Assistant Director of Studies. She has also led study abroad programs for veterinary students in Thailand and worked as a local journalist in Boston for several years. She holds a BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College and earned her TEFL certificate in Prague, Czech Republic, where she taught ESL to adults for one year. When she's not working on custom programs, she can be found at a rock concert, road-tripping to an art museum, or curling up with a book and her (adorable!) cat, Blue.

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Hannah Parten
Custom Program Developer
Hannah is a proud graduate of the University of Georgia (B.A. World Religions/B.S. Psychology) and Clemson University (M.Ed. Higher Education Student Affairs). She has worked with inbound and outbound students at Yale University’s Office of International Students & Scholars, Yale Summer Session, and Wesleyan University’s Office of Study Abroad. In Summer 2022, Hannah and her family moved to Savannah, Georgia, where she worked remotely as a Client Success Manager for a top advertising technology company. Hannah is an avid learner and her current obsessions are gardening, learning to play the piano, and exploring Georgia's coastal marshlands via kayak. 
 
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Jillian Meyer
Custom Program Manager

As a Custom Program Manger, Jillian oversees the pre-departure lifecycle of faculty-led programs. She collaborates with various stakeholders to manage the logistics of these programs to ensure successful launch once they are one the ground. Jillian has been working in the field of International Education since 2018 and prior to working at CEA CAPA she held roles such as Student Services Advisor and International Relations Coordinator. Her love for study abroad was sparked when she studied in Seville in 2014, so much so that she moved back to Spain and lived in Madrid for five years! While there, she taught English and was a food/wine tour guide!

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Maggie Ovian
Senior Custom Program Manager

Maggie’s passion for study abroad began when she spent her junior year of college studying in Sevilla, Spain. She since has held a variety of roles within education abroad that span outbound study abroad, international student recruitment, and on-site program management. Her role as a Senior Custom Program Manager allows her to collaborate with faculty, university staff, and on-site teams to execute dynamic experiential learning programs. She holds a Master's degree in International Education from SIT Graduate Institute and has worked in the US, Spain, Costa Rica, and Armenia.

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Maxwell Chappuis
Custom Program Developer

Max joined CEA CAPA in 2022 as a Custom Program Developer—a  role that allows him to build creative and accessible opportunities for all kinds of students and institutions, while collaborating with colleagues around the world. Prior to joining CEA CAPA, Max was a Program Coordinator with Michigan State University Education Abroad, working at first on UK and Ireland-based programs, and later with language, arts, and humanities programs in various locations. In addition to program management, he assisted with program design across the university and developed expertise in program budgeting practices. He started out in the field as a Program Assistant at the Florida State University London Study Center. He has served in professional volunteer positions as a UK Consular Affairs Liaison and Country Coordinator with the NAFSA IssueNet team and as Chair, Webmaster, and Education Abroad Knowledge Community Chair with the Michigan Association of International Educators (MAIE). Max holds an M.A. in Strategic Communication with a certificate in Organizational Communication for Leadership from Michigan State University, and a B.S. in Economics and Political Science from Florida State University. He is based in Lansing, Michigan.

 
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Michelle Esche
Operations Manager

As Operations Manager, Michelle works across teams to support the daily operations of the custom program life cycle. With an eye to continuous improvement, she evaluates gaps and finds solutions to challenges, contributing to successful program delivery that consistently meets the needs of students and institutions. Michelle holds a Master of Arts in International Education from SIT Graduate Institute and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from DePaul University. Before transitioning to her current role, Michelle was a Custom Program Manager. In this role, she worked closely with institution staff and faculty, alongside CEA CAPA’s Institutional Relations team and international Program Directors, to develop and facilitate high-quality custom programs to support both institution and student needs. As an undergraduate, Michelle studied abroad through DePaul University’s Madrid faculty-led custom program; she attended La Universidad Complutense de Madrid to complete her Spanish minor. While studying abroad, Michelle took the opportunity to travel throughout Spain and Europe, where she visited destinations including Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, and Lisbon.

 

 

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Sharon Wohl
Custom Program Manager

Sharon works closely with institutional staff and faculty, alongside CEA CAPA 's Institutional Relations team and in- country Program Directors, to develop and facilitate high-quality custom programs that meet and support both institutional and student needs. Sharon holds a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies and is passionate about child advocacy. In her free time, she volunteers with children in foster care and group homes in the Phoenix community.

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Tim Ramsay
Senior Custom Program Manager

Tim Ramsay works closely with institutional staff and faculty, alongside CEA CAPA’s Institutional Relations Team and international Program Directors, to develop and facilitate high-quality custom programs that meet and support both institutional and student needs.

Tim holds a Master of Management degree and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Before joining the CEA CAPA family, Tim worked in the field as a Director of Study Abroad and Student Activities for 10+ years specializing in program development and assessment. Tim has facilitated several faculty/staff training and workshops on risk management and overall student development across the state of Michigan.

Tim has traveled extensively throughout Europe and Latin America. He is also passionate about the importance of service and has led many mission trips to the Caribbean and Latin America.

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