Scott Tayloe

Founder and Executive Director

As a passionate entrepreneur, international educator and efficiency guru Scott first started IEP by assisting his alma-mater, Jacksonville University, with the oversight and management of their study abroad office. Since IEP’s opening, Scott has gone on to assist dozens of U.S. campuses with the opening, management and oversight of their Education Abroad and International Student Programming. Scott is a former NAFSA Trainer Corps Member, former NAFSA Regional State Representative, and a co-Author of a NAFSA Publication on Short-Term Programming. Scott’s proud to be supporting U.S. Universities whom are on the brink of closing their study abroad offices, struggling to find support for their international centers or just lost in how to increase their enrollment. With IEP, anything is possible. In his free time you can find Scott on his local beach in Florida or flying over the beach as a recreational pilot.

Ginny Garzón

Director of Operations

Ginny began her career with IEP in August 2006, after graduating from Augustana College. Initially focusing on student recruitment and advising for intern and volunteer programs abroad, her role has expanded to include advising and administration for all IEP programs at Jacksonville University. Ginny coordinates campus marketing and outreach efforts, oversees transient student admissions, and choreographs the application process to ensure all appropriate JU departments are supporting the student experience. In 2011 she completed her Masters of Education in Instructional Leadership and Organizational Development . In addition to her own semester abroad experience in Australia, Ginny has traveled to Canada, Costa Rica, England, Ecuador, Mexico, Venezuela, and Spain.

Ellie Koewler

Senior Campus Coordinator

Ellie traveled all over the U.S. with family while growing up, and jumped at the chance to get abroad during her sophomore year at Ohio University. After spending a semester in Mexico, the travel bug officially set in and she participated in two more study abroad programs: Spring Break in Northern Ireland and Winter Break in Costa Rica. Ellie joined IEP in 2015 and is based at our largest campus, Ohio University. It’s there that she works with the OHIO GO office to advise on OHIO faculty-led, CISabroad, World Internships, Kaya Volunteer, and Performing Arts Abroad programs. In addition to her support of Ohio’s GO Global Office, Ellie assists other IEP campuses in their needs assessment projects and organization goals. In her spare time, Ellie enjoys Pilates, sampling coffees and cookies from around the world, and helping students find a great fit for their international goals. The question is not “Can I study abroad?” but “When?!

Nicole Hughes

Campus Coordinator

Nicole joined IEP in November 2015 as a study abroad advisor at Valparaiso University where she advises on faculty-led, CISabroad, World Internships, Kaya Volunteer, and Performing Arts Abroad programs. During Nicole’s junior year at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, she studied abroad in Granada, Spain, where she not only fell in love with the land of wine, olives, and flamenco; but also developed an understanding of the importance of international, cross-cultural experiences. Upon graduation, Nicole returned to Spain to teach English in a secondary school in Almeria. While in Spain, she was able to travel extensively throughout the country: her favorite cities include Granada, Sevilla, and Toledo although she would never pass up a day on the beaches of Nerja. In addition to Spain, Nicole has traveled to Italy, Belgium, Morocco, and Hungary. Next on her list is the UK, Nicaragua,and Guatemala.

Katherine Sumner

Campus Coordinator

Katherine joined IEP in August 2016 and is the Director of International Education at St. Mary’s College in Maryland. Fluent in German, she studied abroad in Munich, Germany for two semesters as an undergraduate, and is a double graduate of the College of William and Mary with a B.A. in German Studies and English, and an M.A.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction. Katherine was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Scholarship in 2010, and spent a year in Berlin, Germany teaching English to German, Russian, and Turkish high school students. She has led several summer study abroad trips to Germany, Belgium, and the Czech Republic. In addition to her immersion experiences in Europe, Katherine lived in Seoul, South Korea for four years as a US Air Force dependent. Katherine loves dancing ballet and modern, and has never found a beach she didn’t like!

Debra Regan

Campus Coordinator

Deb joined IEP in July 2016 and is happy to be advising students on studying away and working with faculty to plan and implement short-term courses involving international travel. Prior to joining IEP, she was the Director of the Global Education Office at PSU where she managed both study away and international student and scholar services. For many years, she also oversaw career services and internship programs at PSU. Deb has traveled to many countries during her 25 years of in the field of international education including most of Europe, New Zealand, China, Japan, Argentina, Chile, Cuba, and Russia. She has a Masters in Counseling.

Jessica Lisenba

Campus Coordinator

In July of 2016, Jess returned to her alma mater that is USA to start her career as a study abroad advisor. She found her passion in International Education during her study abroad trip to Cuenca, Spain in the Summer of 2014. Her trip to spain has enhanced her appreciation of Spanish culture, and she has since then reigned a cheese enthusiast, with Manchego being her favorite. Upon return from her study abroad trip, she became an International Education Ambassador for USA, participated in the inaugural Global Student Leadership Summit at the Diversity Abroad conference, and presented at the 2015 NAFSA Region VII conference. Now a recent graduate, Jess brings a fresh mind to the Office of International Education at USA and relates well to the student body. She advises on all GE programs, and also leads and oversees the day to day responsibilities of the International Education Ambassadors, which is a group of 11 interns. Jess hopes to travel more, with southern Spain and Bolivia being her next adventures.

Melissa Golowski

Campus Advisor

Melissa joined IEP in August of 2017 as the Study Abroad Advisor at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. As a recent graduate of McDaniel College in Maryland, Melissa received a Bachelor of Arts in History and International Relations, and a minor in French. Melissa had always dreamed of studying abroad, and that dream came true when she received the opportunity to spend a semester in Budapest, Hungary during Melissa’s junior year of college. During the semester, Melissa fell in love with Budapest, which is truly a hidden gem of Eastern Europe, and Melissa’s travels also took her to Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Italy, Austria, France, and Poland. Upon her return, Melissa’s passion for studying abroad was increased, and she became a Study Abroad Peer Advisor at McDaniel College. In her role, Melissa was exposed to the world of International Education as she assisted in running the office of International Programs, advised students throughout the study abroad process, and promoted study abroad on campus. Melissa could not be more excited to serve as the Study Abroad Advisor at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and help send students anywhere in the world that they would like to travel. Melissa loves anything that’s sweet, and you can always find her dancing to a good beat!

Maddie Koewler

On-Site Coordinator: Washington, D.C.

Maddie joined the IEP family in 2017 to support the Scripps Semester in DC at Ohio University. She’s lived in the Washington, DC area since 2014. That year she participated in Kent State University’s study away program in DC during her last semester of college. She interned for the environmental advocacy group Ocean Conservancy, took classes, and toured the institutions of DC. She loved the city and decided to stay.  Before graduation, she participated in a study abroad program in Germany and taught a leadership course at Kent State. Her day job is at CSRA where she does marketing and communications for residential energy efficiency programs in the federal government. She is actively engaged with the Kent State University alumni chapter in DC where she welcomes the latest groups of Kent State students in DC. In her free time, Maddie enjoys baking and yoga.

Kristina Morris

Campus Advisor

Kristina’s passion for travel and culture stemmed from her first study abroad experience in Valencia, Spain in the Spring of 2012. After spending 8 months studying and working as a Program Assistant for Florida State University’s study center in Valencia, she decided to make a permanent move to Spain in 2014 after graduating from FSU with her B.A. in International Affairs and Spanish. From there, she taught English for 2 years at a secondary school in Chinchón, Spain, while living in the city center of vibrant Madrid. She traveled to almost every region, city, and national park of Spain, including the Canary Islands, gaining an extensive appreciation of the diversity the country has to offer. Fluent in Spanish, she decided to challenge herself in a bilingual Masters program in Madrid, and in July 2017 she finished her graduate degree in International Relations, from the University Institute of European Studies at CEU San Pablo University. Kristina decided to conclude her 3 years of living abroad by returning to her hometown of Jacksonville, FL to be closer to family and friends. She started at IEP in October 2017, and is thankful she will begin to work in a field where she can help students convert their study abroad dreams into reality, just as she did. She constantly dreams of a good café con leche, jamón ibérico, a Valencia sunset and the next adventure!