Kate Ostroff

Student Services Coordinator

Contact: kostroff@ieo.ucla.edu | 310-825-1435

Kate oversees the front office and provides intake advising for all IEO programs.

After growing up in the Philadelphia area and San Diego, Kate earned her BA in anthropology at Occidental College. While there, she studied abroad in Siena, Italy, studying Italian language, culture, and art history. Kate has also traveled to more than a dozen countries.

Prior to joining the IEO, she worked at UC San Diego with international scholars and faculty.

Jenn Weingarten

Associate Director, Travel Study

Contact: jweingarten@ieo.ucla.edu | 310-825-2460

Jenn manages UCLA Summer Travel Study programs.

Mauricio Cobian

Interim Associate Director, UCEAP

Contact: mcobian@ieo.ucla.edu | 310-825-6966

UCEAP Countries: Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland (summer), Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, & United Kingdom (summer)

Mauricio oversees UCEAP-related initiatives on the UCLA campus and the UCEAP advising team.
Born in Mexico City, Mauricio grew up in Los Angeles and received his BA in French at UCLA. He has studied in Paris and Bordeaux via UCLA Summer Travel Study and UCEAP respectively. Mauricio taught English in Kanazawa, Japan, through the JET Program.

Nancy Montez

Administrative Services Coordinator, Travel Study

Contact: nmontez@ieo.ucla.edu | 310-206-6760

Nancy processes travel advance request and reconciliation, oversees the hiring process for Travel Study instructors, and prepares financial aid budgets for each Travel Study program.

She began her career at UCLA in 1992 and has previously worked with Summer Sessions’ International Student Programs. She has traveled abroad to Paris, France, and Monterrey, Mexico.

Kate McMillan

Administrative and Student Services Coordinator, Travel Study

Contact: kmcmillan@ieo.ucla.edu | 310-206-3981

Kate processes travel advance request and reconciliation, oversees the hiring process for Travel Study instructors, and prepares financial aid budgets for each Travel Study program.

Kate grew up in Palm Springs and received a BA in sociology and global studies from UC Riverside. In college, she studied abroad at Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, through UCEAP. After college, she moved to South Korea to teach English for three years before returning to Southern California.

Angie Platt

Program Coordinator, Travel Study

Contact: aplatt@ieo.ucla.edu

Angie coordinates and advises for UCLA Summer Travel Study programs.

Angie is originally from Minnesota where she earned her BA in psychology and sociocultural studies from Bethel University. She discovered her international interests through study abroad in Lithuania. Since then, Angie has traveled, lived, worked, interned, and/or volunteered in 29 countries across six continents.

Andrew Bottom

Program Coordinator, Travel Study

Contact: abottom@ieo.ucla.edu | 310-794-4752

Andrew coordinates and advises for UCLA Summer Travel Study programs.

Andrew is originally from the Pacific Northwest. He earned his BA in mass communication at Washington State University, where he studied abroad in Argentina during his sophomore year. After moving to Los Angeles, he earned his MA in human communication studies at California State University, Fullerton.

Prior to joining the Travel Study team, Andrew worked at the UCLA Dashew Center for International Students & Scholars.

Danilo Bonilla

International Programs Advisor, UCEAP

Contact: bonilla@ieo.ucla.edu | 310-794-9820

UCEAP Countries: Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ireland (non-summer), Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom - England & Scotland (non-summer), and International Exchange Students

Danilo was born in Quito, Ecuador, and received a BA in political science-international relations from UCLA. During a high school summer, he lived with a host family in Milano, Italy, through the Open Door High School Student Exchange Program.

Later in college, he studied Italian language and culture at the Università per Stranieri in Siena, Italy, and spent his junior year at the University of Padova, Italy, both with UCEAP.

Robert Rodriguez

International Programs Advisor, UCEAP

Contact: rrodriguez@ieo.ucla.edu | 310-825-0592

UCEAP Countries: Australia, Botswana, China, Cyprus, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand

Robert was born and raised in Los Angeles. He earned his BA in sociology and master’s in social welfare from UCLA.

As an undergraduate, he participated in a UCLA Summer Travel Study program studying classical music in France, Austria, and Italy. Robert has traveled to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Jamaica, and all over Western Europe.

Magdalena Barragan

Director