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Study Abroad Assistants


Office of International Education Staff

Jamie ShortJamie Short: 
Jamie is majoring in International Studies with a concentration in International Organizations, Security, and Human Rights. She also studies Spanish, Business Administration, and Communication Studies. She just returned from studying abroad for five months at the University of Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a member of the University of Denver Programming Board as part of the Traditions committee and in her free time she loves skiing, hiking, and reading.

Kurt Walker  Kurt Walker:
Kurt is a second-year graduate student in the International Studies program at Korbel. His concentration is on Religion and Politics, and he also has a certificate in Global Business and Corporate Social Responsibility. Prior to coming to DU, he received his B.A. in International Affairs from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA. He studied abroad throughout Europe while in undergrad, visiting 11 different countries. After graduating, he helped to found and lead a program based in Istanbul, Turkey. When not working, Kurt and his wife, Kaitlin, love to travel and explore - together, they've seen every continent except Antarctica.

Elise RiquierElise Riquier:
My name is Elise Riquier. I am a graduate student at the Josef Korbel School majoring in International Studies with concentrations on democratization and Development in Latin America. I was born and raised in France, and recently moved to Denver! My study abroad experiences have allowed me to travel to Brazil, Spain and the United Kingdom for some time and to build incredible cultural ties with the places and the people I had the chance to meet. When not working or studying, I like to go salsa dancing, to cook and I am excited to explore the beauty of my new home: Colorado!

Jessica JohnsonJessica Johnson:
Jessica is a DU student majoring in Journalism Studies and Spanish. She recently returned from studying abroad at the University of Cadiz in southern Spain. When she’s not working, Jessica loves writing, traveling, and photography.


Amanda RoesserAmanda Roesser:
Amanda is a DU Undergraduate student majoring in Journalism Studies with a minor in Marketing. She recently returned from studying abroad in New Zealand and is very excited to be working at the Study Abroad Office! When she is not working, or studying, Amanda enjoys photography, writing, reading, and any outdoors activities.

Allie KoldewayAlexandra Koldeway:
Allie is a DU student majoring in International Studies with minors in Political Science and French. She recently returned from studying abroad in Meknes, Morocco at the ISA Study Center. In her free time she enjoys reading, traveling, and equestrian sports.