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Our Staff

Our office provides advising for students planning to spend time abroad. All advisors are also academic advisors and work with students to help fit international educational experiences into their undergraduate programs. 


Tynelle Stewart

Tynelle Stewart 

Assistant Dean & Director, Center for Education Abroad
Assistant Vice Provost for Global Education
Phone: (585) 275-7532
t.stewart@rochester.edu 

Ty has worked in the field of international education for 25 years. As a first-gen student, Ty did not have the opportunity to travel abroad until her professional career.  Her first trip to Denmark was life changing and she now works to develop programming and access to international experiences that opens the door for all students that want to go abroad during their college years. Ty has become an avid globetrotter and would love to visit every country in the world at least once. Ty is responsible for providing visionary leadership in the development, management, and strategic planning for a full spectrum of education abroad opportunities and serves as a resource for schools across the University for program development, risk management, reporting and other matters related to education abroad.


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Aleta Anthony

Director of Operations
Phone: (585) 275-7532
aleta.anthony@rochester.edu 

Aleta has worked in international education for over a decade working in international student recruitment, immigration advising, student services and education abroad. Aleta caught the travel bug on her first trip to Côte D'Ivoire as a high school student and she continues to love travel for any occasion. Her current favorite country is Vietnam and her next bucket list destination is Iceland. Aleta serves as the main point of contact for international partners, student/family concerns, and overall operations for the Center for Education Abroad.                     


Laura Barr

Ted Pagano 

Associate Director
Phone: (585) 275-7532
t.j.pagano@rochester.edu

Ted has worked in CEA for over a decade and is an alumnus of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program. Ted studied both Japanese and Russian as part of his undergraduate degree and is an alumnus of the Warner School of Education (M.S. and Ed.D. Higher education leadership). Ted has served various roles in CEA: from student advising to assistant director, and teaches a course for incoming exchange students. He looks forward to exploring more of Southeast Asia and really enjoys Malaysia. Ted is the main point of contact for faculty/staff interested in leading or organizing programs abroad and for global partnerships/agreements.  


Rohan Palma

Rohan Palma

Exchange Counselor and Project Coordinator
Phone: (585) 275-7532
rohan.palma@rochester.edu

Rohan has over 30 years of higher education experience working in advising, student retention, equity and access, social justice initiatives and currently education abroad. Rohan is an avid traveler who spent 2 plus years backpacking around the world and has been to every continent. Rohan serves as an education abroad counselor, liaison to Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Global E3 program coordinator. Rohan serves as a contact for students with general questions about going abroad and for students that have started their education abroad application. 


Aurelia Cammack

Aurelia Cammack

Academic Advisor
Phone: (585) 275-7532
acammack@admin.rochester.edu

Aurelia has worked for the University of Rochester for 20 years. The last 6 years have been spent working in education abroad, advising students interested in enhancing their academic journey by spending a semester or full-year abroad. Aurelia has a passion for international travel and cultural emersion. Her last trip was to Barcelona, Spain, and Morocco, Africa. Aurelia plans to visit Cape Town South Africa next. Aurelia serves as the contact for students interested in learning how to get started with planning a term abroad.  


Shoghi Hayes

Shoghi Hayes

Computer Systems Analyst
Phone: (585) 273-4547
shoghi.hayes@rochester.edu

Shoghi's journey with the University of Rochester began in 2011 as an undergraduate at the Eastman School of Music. He's been with the Center for Education Abroad since graduating in 2015. Shoghi has traveled and lived internationally since he was 2 years old, living in China for 3 years, and visiting family oversees regularly. Shoghi serves as the main point of contact for data inquiries regarding students, faculty, and staff travel abroad. He also assists students and faculty navigate the Education Abroad Portal.


Zuri Mitchell

Administrative Assistant/Office Manager
Phone: (585) 275-6316
zmitche2@ur.rochester.edu

Zuri has worked for the University since 2017. Zuri likes to take at least one big trip every year. The best part of her job is working closely with students. Zuri serves as the main contact for the Center for Education Abroad and Assistant Dean and Director, Tynelle A. Stewart.

 

 


Donna Logan

Director, Italian Studies in Tuscany & Experiential Learning in Procida
Phone: (585) 275-7532
donna.logan@rochester.edu

A long-standing resident of Italy, Donna became our on-site director in Arezzo in 1997.  She coordinates all organizational, logistic and representational aspects of the ‘Italian Studies in Tuscany’ and ‘Experiential Learning on the island of Procida programs.  Moreover, Donna is deeply committed to cross-cultural communication and understanding. Herlove story with Italy began during a semester abroad. Years later, she’s still there discovering stories about Italian lives and falling in love with them again and again. Her work as director of our faculty-led programs in Italy is a natural way for her to share these stories with others. 


Jen O’Neil

Enrollment & Special Programs Manager
Phone: (585) 274-0411
jennifer.oneil@rochester.edu

Jen has worked in education abroad for over 5 years working in pre-departure and re-entry programming. Jen got her first taste of international travel when studying abroad in Santiago, Chile and then spent six years living in Southern Spain working in ESL and curriculum development. Jen enjoys learning about other cultures through dance and has dabbled in salsa, tango, bangra and flamenco. She looks forward to continuing her global journey and helping students realize the full learning potential that exists in every cross-cultural experience. Jen works closely with our exchange partners and global visitors to the University of Rochester.


Ava Gervan

Event and Student Engagement Coordinator
Phone: (585) 275-8882
ava.gervan@rochester.edu

Ava graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in December of 2021. She has recently joined the University of Rochester community and is excited to help students explore all the available education abroad opportunities. Ava has always been passionate about travel, taking family vacations every year, but would love to travel more outside of the country; next on her list is Ireland.  Ava serves as the point of contact for student engagement, planning events and marketing for the Center for Education Abroad.