OUR TEAM

MEET ATHENA

THE LEADERS

WHO ARE THEY?

STACY MCKAY BENANDER
President & Founder

Stacy founded Athena Study Abroad and is the organization's visionary.
• MA Educational Policy and Leadership
• BA Spanish and Communications

BIO
Stacy’s Athena ID is a “Culture Diver.”  What are you?
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JOHN BENANDER
Vice President

John guides the marketing, design and technical aspects of Athena.
• BS Computer Science
• MA Coursework in Theology

BIO
John’s Athena ID is “Left-Brained.”  What are you?
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OUR U.S. ORGANIZATION

MEET OUR STAFF

MELANIE MARKUSIC
Director of Operations and Enrollment

Melanie directs the operational side of Athena, as well as the enrollment.

• MNO Management
• BA International Studies / Economics

BIO
Melanie’s Athena ID is an “Adventurer.”  What are you?
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MICHAEL J. BOGDAN Esq.
Legal Consultant

Michael provides valued legal and strategic advice to Athena.

• J.D., Law
• MA
• BA

BIO
Michael’s Athena ID is “Business-Savvy.”  What are you?
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DANE CLAUSSEN, Ph.D., MBA
Manager of University Relations

Dane cultivates and supports Athena's valued institutional partner relationships.

• Ph.D. Mass Communication.
• MBA Finance and Human Resources.
• MS Mass Communications.
• BS Journalism.

BIO
Dane’s Athena ID is an “Academic.”  What are you?
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CASSANDRA BEGIN
Outreach Coordinator

Cassandra travels across the country to support past, present, and future Athena students.

• BA Marketing.

 

BIO
Cassandra’s Athena ID is a “Free Spirit.”  What are you?
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CHRISTINE THOMAS
Enrollment Assistant

Christine is our Enrollment Assistant

• BA and Certificate in Latin American Studies

BIO
Christine’s Athena ID is a “Culture Diver.”  What are you?
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PILAR FILGUEIRA
Program Assistant

Pilar is our Program Assistant

• MA English Philology

BIO
Pilar’s Athena ID is a “Culture Diver.”  What are you?
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OUR OVERSEAS TEAM

MEET OUR STAFF

LINCOLN NJIRU

Africa: Kenya

KEVIN O'DONAGHUE

Africa: South Africa

PATTY & SANDRA del CORRAL

Ecuador & Peru

YUKO YAMAUCHI

Japan, Thailand

RHYS BEARDER

England

MICHAEL McCARTHY

France

ANTONIA HEUCHMER

Germany

DR. IOANNIS GEORGANAS

Greece

OLYWN MANNIX

Ireland

LAELLE BUSCH

Italy: Florence (SRISA)

IRENE DI MURO

Italy: Florence (LdM)

BARBARA ULINI

Italy: Rome

SERENA VACCA

Italy: Sorrento

MEI GONTRAN

Italy: Tuscania

VERONICA CARPIZO

Italy: Tour of Italy (Venice)

MARY-ALICE CLANCY

Scotland

DR. ARTURO JARQUE

Spain: Barcelona, Madrid, Salamanca

HUGO RUFINO

Spain: Cadiz

MONIQUE PEERENBOOM

Spain: Malaga

EVA WHITE

Spain: Seville

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