Meet our incredible staff of study abroad experts.
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Dr. Kristin Stasiowski
Assistant Dean of International Programs and Education Abroad, Assistant Professor of Italian
Kristin Stasiowski, Ph.D. is the Assistant Dean of International Programs and Education Abroad for the College of Arts and Sciences and is also an Assistant Professor of Italian Language and Literature in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Kent State University. She received her Ph.D from Yale University in Italian Language and Literature and has taught Italian language, literature, cinema, history and culture in both the United States and Florence, Italy prior to arriving at Kent State where her current responsibilities are focused on promoting study abroad opportunities to undergraduates.
Alyssa Mazey, M.Ed.
Assistant Director OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS AND EDUCATION ABROAD
Alyssa Mazey, M.Ed. is the Assistant Director of International Programs and Education Abroad for the College of Arts and Sciences. She received both her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, as well as her Master of Education from Kent State University. Her current responsibilities are focused on faculty-led programs and the Destination Florence initiative for the College of Arts and Sciences. Alyssa also is a First Year Experience instructor where she teaches a course that focuses on international education and students studying abroad.
Sam is the Graduate Assistant in the Office of International Programs and Education Abroad for the College of Arts and Sciences. He is currently completing his Master’s of Education in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs with a focus on International Higher Education at Kent State University and graduated from Grand Valley State University with his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations with minors in both Spanish and French. Sam was born in Brussels, Belgium allowing the passion for travel and adventure to spark at a young age. While in undergrad, Sam has had many opportunities abroad that range from visiting exchange students at their home universities and participating in a study abroad trip to for campus leaders. Sam loves trying local cuisine and some of his most memorable experiences include trying ceviche in Costa Rica, cuy in Peru, and moules frites in France. Sam is excited to help students find academic opportunities abroad and to connect students across cultures. Sam currently oversees the Executive Leadership Council and assists Alyssa with faculty-led program development and recruitment.