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The Education Abroad Network
2405 N Sheffield Ave #14522
Chicago, IL 60614

Institutional Relations

Are you an Advisor or Faculty member at a U.S. institution? Connect with one of our Regional Directors. The Campus Relations team is here to serve you in the best way possible. 

Nancy Clarke

Associate Vice President - Campus Partnerships

Nancy has been a TEAN Regional Director based in New England since 2006. She has lived abroad in Melbourne, Australia, and London, England and has traveled extensively on all continents with the exception of Antarctica. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire and a master’s degree from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

Dan O’Brien

Associate Vice President - Campus Partnerships

Dan‘s interest in people, places, and cultures started at age 13 when his grandfather took him to Austria for a week-long stay.  Since that time, Dan has traveled to more than 25 countries, and has more than 16 years experience in education abroad. Dan has a Master of Arts in Intercultural and International Management from the School for International Training. He studied for a semester at the Universidad de Sevilla as an undergraduate student and as a graduate student served as a group leader for the Experiment in International Living – Spain. Dan is passionate about the power of education abroad and the global competencies it provides students.

Josefina Vega

Regional Director - Campus Partnerships

Josefina graduated from UC, Irvine with a BA in English and minor in Literary Journalism. Her first experience overseas was when she studied abroad in England for her third year of university. Upon her return, she wanted to help other students go abroad too, so she became a Peer Advisor at UCI’s Study Abroad Center. This is where her passion for International Education grew and she decided to pursue it as a career. Originally from San Diego, her journey led her all the way to Chicago to work for TEAN. She is excited to continue to help send students on amazing adventures abroad with the TEAN team.

Lily Andrules

Regional Director - Campus Partnerships

Lily had her first international experience when she traveled to Reutlingen, Germany in high school on an exchange program. While completing her Bachelor of Arts at Temple University, she studied and interned abroad in London during the fall semester of her junior year. When she returned, she realized that she had grown a huge passion for promoting students to think and live globally, and started to pursue a career in the field of international education. Prior to joining TEAN, she had the opportunity to work in student services and institutional relations.

Program Managers

Have you or one of your students applied to a TEAN program? Our Program Managers will be the best resource for information on your application and pre-departure advice. 

Photo of TEAN staff, Crystal Giedt

Crystal Giedt

Program Manager

South Korea

Born and raised in a small town in Minnesota, Crystal has since become an avid traveler, including time living abroad in Thailand as a teacher. Her explorations have taken her to all Southeast Asian countries, as well as Australia, Japan, and South Korea. Crystal’s time working, living, and traveling abroad motivated her toward a career in international education and now she supports students wanting to take their own leap and see the world. Along with researching airline tickets, Crystal enjoys running, taking fitness classes, going to the movie theater, and being a tourist in her own backyard.

Kate Hilby

Senior Program Manager

New Zealand and Southeast Asia

Kate studied abroad with The Education Abroad Network at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia where her passion for international education and travel was ignited. Her study abroad experience impacted her so much that upon her return stateside, she became a TEAN Student Ambassador at The University of Iowa while completing her degree in Communication Studies. After graduation, she returned to Melbourne for a year where she worked for a university on the Marketing and Student Recruitment team. Kate has since lived in Auckland, New Zealand for a year, and is currently TEAN’s New Zealand and Fiji Programs Manager and team lead.

Kristen Jackson

Director Enrollment Management


Kristen’s passion for study abroad began after her first trip overseas to Spain in high school and she has been a travel nut ever since. She is originally from Wisconsin, studied at the University of Minnesota for her undergraduate degree, and DePaul University in Chicago for graduate school. During her undergraduate years, she completed an internship in Sydney and knew she had to go back for a longer stay. She returned to Sydney to work and live for a year before moving back to Chicago. Kristen has nearly a decade experience in study abroad, and has worked on both on the provider side of the field and in the DePaul University and University of Minnesota study abroad offices. She loves to send students abroad as part of the TEAN team.

Kate McSurley

Assistant Director of Health & Safety

Australia - Bond

Kate first traveled abroad as a participant of The Education Abroad Network, studying in Australia at the University of Queensland. Her time overseas allowed her to examine English literature from a fresh, new angle and have a proper introduction to Australian literature. Before joining TEAN, Kate also served as a National Admissions Advisor for a fashion & interior design college as well as a technical writer for a sport technology company. Kate holds a BA in English/Communications from Saint Xavier University and earned her M.A. in English at DePaul University, both in Chicago. Since her time at UQ, she has continued her travels throughout Europe and the U.S., but she will always have a soft spot for Australia.

Kelly Pihema-Berridge

Director of Operations - New Zealand & Fiji


Kelly was born and raised in Auckland and is of Maori descent. Her passion for international education and foreign languages was first sparked by her experience living overseas as an exchange student in Brazil, Chile, and Italy. Kelly has since traveled throughout Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Pacific region, and Australia. She has also explored the North and South Islands of New Zealand. Kelly has enjoyed working for WorldStrides since 2015. She loves meeting new students and sharing her Maori and kiwi culture with them, and she is grateful to be a part of providing an exciting and culturally enriching experience for TEAN students in the Pacific region.

Photo of TEAN staff Trisha Turner

Trisha Turner

Program Manager

China and Japan

Trisha’s first opportunity to travel outside the U.S. was after graduating from Indiana University when she was able to pursue her dream of living abroad by working at a resort in Bavaria, Germany. She spent two years traveling extensively across Europe and North Africa, solidifying her passion for experiencing other cultures and seeing more of the world. Trisha has a background in recruitment and previously worked for Disney on-campus recruitment organizing internships.