Study Abroad Staff

Our Staff and Peer Advisors 

shamasnaJennie Shamasna
Director of International Study Opportunities
(203) 932-7343

Jennie Shamasna is currently the Director of International Study Opportunities.  She received her MA in International Education from SIT Graduate Institute located in Brattleboro, Vermont. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Oregon State University.  Jennie has spent time studying, living and working in Mexico, Turkey and Spain. Prior to pursuing her MA, Jennie worked with migrant families within the public school system in Oregon to advocate for their rights and help youth pursue their educational goals. Through these experiences, Jennie has developed a strong commitment to promoting educational and cultural exchanges and views these opportunities as a conduit for making lasting change in the lives of individuals and communities. 

LebekNadine Lebek
y Abroad Peer Advisor

Nadine is a senior, double majoring in Forensic Science and Genetics and Biotechnology. She joined the study abroad team after studying abroad at the satellite campus in Prato, Italy in Spring of 2014. She loves tennis and music, and is excited to share her love of studying abroad with other students on campus.

TrinidadRandi Trinidad

Study Abroad Peer Advisor

Randi is a Senior double majoring in Criminal Justice - Investigative Services and General Psychology. She joined the Study Abroad Office in her sophomore year eager to learn the ins and outs of studying abroad until she was able to experience her own study abroad experience in the Fall 2016 Semester in Prato, Italy. She loves soccer, volleyball and making people laugh by sharing her memorable study abroad experience hopefully inspiring them to go out and find their unforgettable travel experience. 

PatelHetal Patel

Study Abroad Peer Advisor

Hetal is a senior, majoring in Chemistry with a love of law. After planning for two and a half years to study abroad, she finally made it to the University of New Haven’s satellite campus in Prato, Italy in Spring 2016. She loved immersing herself in the culture, food and people of Prato. She began to work for the study abroad office in Fall of 2015. She loves informing other students about the benefits of study abroad, no matter what your major, and wants to help them plan the ultimate travel experience.