Meet The Study Abroad Staff

  • Alice Hancock

    Alice Michel

    Independent Programs, Faculty Led, Direct Enroll

    Alice has worked in the field of international education for over ten years. While receiving her B.A. in Anthropology and English from UC Santa Barbara, Alice studied abroad on UCEAP during her junior year at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. After graduating, she participated on the JET Program, teaching English in Japan for two years. She has traveled extensively around Asia, Europe and parts of Africa, totaling over 30 countries. In addition to travel, Alice enjoys hiking, backpacking, attempting to learn French, and any race or activity that involves running.

  • Christopher Hanson

    Christopher Hanson
    Assistant Director

    Independent Programs
    UCEAP: The Americas, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, & Sweden.

    He is a California native who earned his B.A. in History, with a concentration in Europe, from UCSC. While attending UCSC, Christopher discovered his passion for international education while studying abroad through UCEAP at Lund University, Sweden. He began his career at the International Education Office as a Peer Advisor. Since then, Christopher has traveled extensively in North America and Europe. When he is not advising students on study abroad, you can find Christopher traveling or spending time outdoors with his dog Maximus.

  • Kathy Gordon

    Kathy Gordon
    Study Abroad Advisor

    Independent Programs
    UCEAP: Africa, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Russia, Switzerland, UK, France & Middle East.

    Kathy grew up in Southern California and moved to Oregon to study at Pacific University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. She earned a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Iowa State University, where she worked in the Study Abroad Center. Kathy has since worked in the fields of Programs Abroad and Residence Life at universities in North Carolina, Oregon, California and Colorado. She studied abroad in Wales and Ireland, and interned at University of Wales, Swansea. She has traveled extensively around the United Kingdom, Ireland and Italy, and has visited Mexico, Canada, and countries throughout Europe. In her free time, Kathy relaxes at home with her cat Atticus and travels around California visiting friends and family.

  • Krissy Loveman

    Krissy Loveman
    Study Abroad Advisor

    Independent Programs
    UCEAP: Asia, European Multi-City programs & Oceania.

    Krissy is an Alabama native who first spent an extensive period of time abroad on an academic year exchange program in Japan. Following the completion of a B.A. in International Studies at the University of Alabama, she got her feet wet in the field of International Education in an internship at the University of New Orleans. She then returned to Japan to teach English for two years to elementary and middle school students in the countryside. Heading down to Miami, Krissy next got her M.S. in International & Intercultural Education while working for the Asian Studies Program at Florida International University. Prior to joining UCSC, she served as an Education Abroad Advisor at The University of South Florida. She has traveled in Europe, Asia, and most recently Mexico. 


  • Krista Lum

    Krista Lum
    Study Abroad Peer Advisor

    Krista is from Northern California and is working on getting her B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Education. After returning from studying abroad through UCEAP at University College Utrecht, Netherlands, she applied to work as a Peer Advisor to become a resource for other students. While studying abroad she was able to backpack to Central Europe. In her spare time she can be found biking around Santa Cruz, hiking, volunteering, gardening, or making pottery.


  • Celine NeudorfCeline Neudorf
    Study Abroad Peer Advisor

    Celine is a Santa Cruz native who is currently majoring in Human Biology and minoring in Literature at UCSC.  She studied language and culture abroad while in Spain with UCEAP at the University of Córdoba.  After studying and traveling abroad in Europe, she returned to California to continue her education in biology and began working at the Division of Global Engagement  Besides Europe, she has also traveled to Morocco, Iceland, China, Canada, and Mexico.  When she is not advising or studying, she enjoys swimming, reading, going to the beach and drinking kombucha.