Who We Are
Allyn is a graduate from USF and received his Bachelor's degree in Sociology. He returned to his alma mater to work in the College of Arts and Sciences International and Area Studies Programs and the James Irvine Foundation Diversity Initiatives which supported programming for USF students and faculty of color.
Allyn was promoted to Assistant Director in the Center for Global Education in 2007. In addition to advising outbound study abroad students he administers the Jesuit Educational Exchange Program which welcomes exchange students from other Jesuit institutions and partner universities to USF. Allyn also manages short term faculty-led programs providing risk management, health and safety support for travel within the U.S. and abroad. He is an active member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators. In 2019, he co-chaired The Forum on Education Abroad's 10th Annual Standards Institute: Best Practices for Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management, which was hosted at USF for the first time.
Allyn was born in the Philippines and has visited 13 countries on six continents.
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Daniella Lubey is an alumna of the University of San Francisco (USF) and studied abroad in Italy as an undergraduate. She studied Marketing and worked at USF's Center for Global Education while attending the university. After graduating from USF she taught English at Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey. Upon coming back to USF, she was hired as Program Assistant and later the Center’s Study Abroad Advisor. In addition to advising, she specializes in Organizational Leadership and Development through experience in study abroad student advising, short term program development, returnee engagement, and diversity, equity and inclusion. She has coordinated short-term programs to the Dominican Republic, South Korea, Thailand, England, New Zealand, Hungary, and Colombia. While she feels particularly passionate about increasing representation in underrepresented groups of students studying abroad, she also feels drawn to increasing that representation among other young professional colleagues who are also developing their careers in International Education (IE). Through Diversity Abroad and through her involvement as the events Co-Director of Bay Area Young Professionals in International Education (BAYPIE), she feels as though she is achieving those goals. Daniella will be receiving her Master’s of Science in Organization Development (OD) in 2021 with hopes to unify her experiences in IE and OD to improve cohort dynamics of students studying abroad.
Laura Rocio Vesga Villalba - Program Assistant, Center for Global Education
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This past year, Laura was a contributing member of Diversity Abroad's task force: Access for Disabilities Abroad, where she worked with other international education professionals across the nation to strategize pathways for increasing support and visibility for students with disabilities looking to study abroad. She is committed to working to make study abroad accessible to students, especially first-gen, minority, and students with disabilities.
Laura enjoys reading, dancing, and learning. She has participated in San Francisco's Carnaval on two occasions, joyfully representing Colombia. She is also involved with USF's Arrupe Human Rights Observatory, observing the ongoing conflict in Colombia and human rights abuses in Latinamerica, and has facilitated the Observatory's collaboration with the Colombian Consulate General in San Francisco.