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
Jess Jones, Vice President of University Relations
Dr. Jennifer Engel, Vice President of Academic Affairs
Kerry Smith, Director of University Relations
Emily Negard, Director of Partner Communications
Aaron Faucher, Assistant Director of Custom Programs & Inclusive Outreach

Kylie Blount, University Relations Regional Director – West  (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)
Colin Moravec, University Relations Manager – Rocky Mountains (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, UT, WY)

Midwest/Ohio Valley
Veelie Alba, University Relations Regional Director – Midwest (IL, IA, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI)
Adam Freed, University Relations Manager – Ohio Valley (OH, IN, KY, MI, WV)

Kent Moore, University Relations Regional Director – Southeast (NC, SC, VA)
Dani Salvatore, University Relations Coordinator – South (AL, FL, GA, MS, TN)
Sydney Jones, University Relations Manager – Southwest (AR, KS, LA, OK, TX)

Zac Macinnes, University Relations Regional Director – Northeast (MA – Western, NY, NJ, CT)
Arden Kazan, University Relations Manager (MA – Central/Eastern, ME, NH, RI, VT)
Keara DeKay, University Relations Manager – Mid Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA)

Campus Engagement Across the US
Jessica Lisenba, Alumni and Events Coordinator
Brittany Beene, Senior Campus Engagement Coordinator
Tiana Golding, Campus Engagement Coordinator – Northeast
Emily Fletcher, Campus Engagement Coordinator – South

For more information about the University Relations team and to get in touch with the person best able to support your efforts, please visit our staff page.