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Meet Our Team

We are a team of experienced professionals with expertise in fields across the international education spectrum.

Our staff is available to assist and guide UT students, their family members and supporters, faculty and advisors, and returnees and alumni, as well as our colleagues from across the globe in developing programs and services that maximize a student’s learning experience abroad.

If you are a student seeking advising for a program, please review which staff member advises for your college, and schedule an appointment via Vol Academic Connect (Navigate), available via your myUTK

Name & Title

Advising Areas

Contact Info

Hulse, Anne
Anne Hulse

Interim Director

  • Herbert College of Agriculture
  • College of Nursing
  • CGE Scholarships
Saenz, Michael
Michael Saenz

Interim Assistant Director

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Haslam College of Business
  • Tickle College of Engineering
Charity Davenport
Online Global Learning Initiatives
Goeritz, Gisela
Gisela Goeritz

Administrative Coordinator

  • Accounts payable
  • Faculty travel
Grigsby, Heather
Heather Grigsby

Senior Coordinator

  • College of Communication & Information
  • College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
  • College of Law
  • Undecided College/Major
Hannah Stanley

Communications Coordinator

  • Marketing, Communications, and Outreach
Williams, Annastasia
Annastasia Williams

Lauren Wood
Online Global Learning Initiatives

Name & Position


Education Abroad

Contact Info

Paul Macharia photo
Paul Macharia

Peer Advisor

  • Sophomore from Dallas, GA (originally from Kenya)
  • Language & World Business major with a Hispanic Studies concentration
Studied abroad summer 2019 in Valparaiso, Chile with UTK Service-Learning in Chile program (UT Faculty-directed)

Name & Position


Education Abroad

Emily Allegra
Diversity Peer Mentor
  • Junior
  • Global Studies and Sustainability major
CIEE Open Campus Program (Monteverde, Costa Rica, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) , Spring 2020
Alyssa Grissom
Diversity Peer Mentor
  • Junior
  • Marketing and Supply Chain Management major
Global Leadership Scholars program in London, Spring 2020
Kayleigh Johnson
Student Assistant for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Junior
  • Public Relations and Italian major
UTK in Bologna, 2019
Payton Krumholz
Diversity Peer Mentor
  • Junior
  • Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management major
ISA University of Westminster, London, Spring 2020
Joshua Mai
Diversity Peer Mentor
  • Senior
  • Industrial Engineering major
 UT Supply Chain Engineering in Hangzhou, China, Summer 2019 and FSU London, Spring 2020
Rebeca Nieves
Diversity Peer Mentor
  • Senior
  • Psychology major with Public Health minor
Pop Culture in Japan, Summer 2019