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

Senior 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.

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.

Kristina Morris

Campus Assistant

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!

Natasha Spradlin

Campus Coordinator

Natasha joined the IEP team in August of 2018 as the International Education Programs Advisor at the University of South Alabama. She graduated from USA in 2018 with a major in Political Science and two minors in Criminal Justice and International Studies. Natasha studied abroad twice during her undergraduate career, visiting a total of four countries: Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Poland and Ukraine. Upon return, Natasha interned for USA’s office of International Education as an Ambassador. Through this internship she shared her study abroad story with her peers and developed a passion for international education. Now she advises on all GE programs, and oversees the day to day responsibilities of the International Education Ambassadors. Natasha believes in the transformative power of study abroad and is thrilled to extend the opportunity to her fellow Jaguars at USA. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, thrift shopping and watching Parks and Rec.

Danielle Barr

Campus Coordinator

Danielle joined the IEP team as the Director of International Education at the IEP office at St. Mary’s College of Maryland in March of 2018. She grew up a military dependent and lived all over the world where she picked up several languages, so when she started college at the University of Alabama, she challenging herself with a language like Arabic seemed like a no-brainer. After her freshman year, Danielle studied abroad in Meknes, Morocco and fell in love with North Africa and the following August transferred to the American University in Cairo. She stayed for a year and a half before returning and graduating from the University of Alabama. Danielle’s currently finishing up a Master’s of Science degree in Global Studies and International Relations with a focus on the Middle East and Global Student Mobility from Northeastern University. In her free time, she loves to watch Alabama football, write, run, and hang out with her husband and their two kids, Theory and Pax.

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!