Magdalena Barragan

Director, International Education Office

Sergio Broderick-Villa

Associate Director, UCEAP

Sergio manages student services for the UC Education Abroad Program in the UCLA IEO.

He has worked in the field of international education for seventeen years and he believes that experience gained through study abroad can be transformative!

He spent his junior year studying abroad at the Complutense University of Madrid before receiving his B.A. from UC Santa Barbara with a double major in History and Spanish. Sergio enjoys biking, traveling and spending time with his four nephews.

Heather Pardee

Associate Director, Travel Study

Heather manages UCLA Summer Travel Study programs.

Bio - Heather was born and raised in Southern California and received her BA in International Studies and French from Pepperdine University. Heather studied abroad in Lyon, France, spent a summer teaching English in Zagreb, Croatia, and has lived in Heidelberg, Germany.

She received her MA in Linguistics from Northeastern Illinois University and studied British Literature while working in International Program Development at Northwestern University. She loves learning new languages and enjoys hiking, camping, and sailing in her free time.

Nancy Montez

Administrative Services Coordinator, Travel Study

Bio - 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 in the Summer Sessions Office as the Payroll and Benefits Coordinator and later as the Student Services Coordinator for the International Student Program.

Nancy knows a lot about life abroad through her contact with international students and Summer Travel Study students. She has traveled abroad to Paris, France and Monterrey, Mexico. She enjoys spending time with her family and attending her daughters sporting events.

Angie Platt

Program Coordinator, Travel Study

Bio - 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 6 continents.

With a background in faculty collaborations, program logistics, budgets, and student services, Angie is thrilled to be part of the UCLA Summer Travel Study team. In her free time, Angie likes to run and bike on the beach, take road trips, enjoy live music, and read.

Kate McMillan

Administrative and Student Services Coordinator, Travel Study

Bio - 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 3 years before returning to Southern California.

Danilo Bonilla

International Programs Advisor, UCEAP

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

Advisor for International Exchange Students

Bio - 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 Universit per Stranieri in Siena, Italy on UCEAP. He then studied abroad for his junior year at the University of Padova, Italy also with UCEAP.

Mauricio Cobian

International Program Counselor, UCEAP

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

Bio - Born in Mexico City, Mauricio grew up in Los Angeles and received his bachelors degree in French at UCLA. He has studied in Paris and Bordeaux via UCLA Travel Study as well as UCEAP respectively. Mauricio has also taught English abroad in Kanazawa, Japan through the JET Program. When not helping students go abroad, you can find him eating his way around the world.

Robert Rodriguez

International Programs Counselor, UCEAP

UCEAP Countries - Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Thailand

Bio - Robert was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He earned his B.A. in Sociology, and Masters in Social Welfare from UCLA.

During his undergraduate career, he participated in a Travel Study program where he studied classical music in France, Austria, and Italy. Because of his Travel Study experience, he developed a passion for travel. On his personal time,

Robert has traveled to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Jamaica, and all over Western Europe. In his free time, Robert enjoys the world of sports. Hes an avid Lakers, Raiders, Dodgers, and UCLA Football/Basketball fan.

Kate Herring

Student Services Coordinator

Kate oversees the front office and provides intake advising. After growing up in the Philadelphia area and San Diego, she earned her BA in Anthropology at Occidental College. As a student, she studied abroad in Siena, Italy, where she proceeded to fall in love with any and all things Italian.

Kate has traveled to more than a dozen countries, trying local cuisines along the way, and encourages students to experience life internationally in whatever way they can. Prior to joining the IEO team, she worked at UCSD with international scholars and faculty.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, trying new restaurants, ice skating, and watching hockey.

Yumie Chun

Outreach & Events Coordinator

Bio - Yumie began her career in international education as a peer advisor for UCEAP while studying international relations and political science at UC Santa Barbara. Yumie has experience studying and working abroad and has traveled through North America, Europe, and Asia. She enjoys the outdoors and loves to travel in her spare time.