Meet the Staff

The Study Abroad team strives to provide students the opportunity to study, explore, and engage with other cultures—to broaden their perspective and involvement in the world.


  • Alice Michel - Director

    Alice Michel - Director

    Scholarships: Rhodes, Marshall

    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 in 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 running.

  • Emma May, Program Coordinator and Advisor

    Emma May - Assistant Director

    UCSC Faculty-Led Programs: Moroccan Film and Arabic Language in Rabat, Cuba Agroecology Practicum, and The Space-Age Solar System - Hong Kong
    UCEAP: Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Denmark, France, Germany, Ghana, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, New ZealandSenegal, Solomon Islands, South Africa, and Switzerland
    Scholarships: UCEAP, Boren, Gilman

    Emma grew up on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. She earned her B.A. in Fine Art from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University and is currently pursuing her M.A. in International Education from School for International Training. During her B.A., Emma studied abroad at The University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and participated in an extensive research project, "Art in Schools Initiative." After graduating, Emma conducted research on creativity and culture as a Presidential Scholar with Semester at Sea. Upon completing her research, Emma decided to pursue a career in International Education as she firmly believes that studying abroad ignites a student's personal, professional, and creative growth. Emma has worked as a Study Abroad Advisor at Minot State University and as Director of University Partnerships at International Studies Abroad (ISA). She has traveled to over 28 countries and always takes note of the creative expression of the communities she is visiting.

  • Krissy Loveman

    Krissy Loveman - Study Abroad Program Coordinator and Advisor

    UCSC Faculty-Led Programs: Relief Printmaking in Korea; Art in the Global Context - Czech Republic,
    UCSC Global Exchange Programs
    UCSC Domestic Exchange Programs
    UCEAP: China, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Japan, Norway, Korea, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand 
    Scholarships: UCEAP,
    Gilman, Freeman-Asia

    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. Krissy has worked as an Education Abroad Advisor at The University of South Florida. She has also traveled in Italy, Spain, France, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Korea, Argentina, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand. 


  • Ashley Bayman

    Ashley Bayman - Study Abroad Program Coordinator and Advisor

    UCSC Faculty-Led Programs: Food Study Field Study in Berlin; Accelerated Italian on the Amalfi Coast
    UCEAP: Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the Multi-City: UK/France & Spain/ItalySweden
    Scholarships: UCEAP, Gilman, Campus-Based

    Ashley Bayman is an Ohio native who completed a dual B.A. in Latin American Studies and Spanish from The Ohio State University. During her B.A., she studied abroad in Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina and discovered a passion for international education and travel. After graduating, Ashley took a gap year to travel to 30 countries across Latin America and Europe. It was during this life-changing journey that Ashley became committed to ensuring that students from all backgrounds benefit from the academic, social, and professional advantages of international education. She went on to earn an M.A. in International Education Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Prior to joining the UCSC Study Abroad team, Ashley served as an international education program leader in Mexico and Spain.


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