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Meet Our Wonderful

University Relations Staff

The University Relations team is led by Jess Jones, Vice President of University Relations. With over a decade of experience in international education, Jess is charged with developing innovative ways for CIS Abroad to be a strong partner to universities.

Whether it’s coming to campus to hold open advising hours for students or hosting a health and safety workshop for faculty members interested in teaching abroad, our university relations team hopes to work with you to develop a presence to help your office meet its goals. We know that each university has unique needs and we aim to determine which CIS Abroad programs are the best fit for your students.

Who is my university relations contact?

All email addresses are first initial of first name + last
Ex: Jess Jones =

Leadership Team and Campus Engagement
Jess Jones, Vice President of University Relations
Dr. Jennifer Engel, Vice President of Academic Affairs
Emily Negard, Director of Partner Communications
Aaron Faucher, Assistant Director of Custom Programs & Inclusive Outreach
Jessica Lisenba, Alumni and Events Coordinator

Kylie Blount, University Relations Regional Director – West 
Primary contact for: AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY

Veelie Alba, University Relations Regional Director – Midwest
Primary contact for: IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, ND, SD, WI, WV

Kent Moore, University Relations Regional Director – South
Primary contact for: AL, AR, FL, GA, KS, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA

Zac Macinnes, University Relations Regional Director – Northeast
Primary contact for: CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT