Global Exploration LLC Staff

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Resident Assistant (RA) 2015-2016

Bryn Bowden is the RA for the Global Exploration Living Learning Community, and  was a member of the Global LLC the previous year. In this community she became a part of a close knit community who took care of each other and had a lot of fun together, experienced different cultures, and tried a variety of foods from around the world. She is a sophomore double majoring in Women and Gender Studies and Political Science.

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Faculty Liaison

Dr. Travis Nelson is a professor of political science specializing in international relations.  His research explores natural disasters and disaster aid, the politics of international sport, and justifications for conflict and war.  His classes cover many areas of international relations, including international security, global economy, and human rights.  He will teach the common course for the Global Exploration LLC, Political Science 1330: International Relations.

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Program Coordinator 2015-2016

Alyssa Shaff has been with UW-Platteville Education Abroad since 2015. As the Education Abroad Program Coordinator, Alyssa advises students on the education abroad process, coordinates short-term faculty-led study abroad programs, and oversees the Global Exploration Living Learning Community. She has a passion for learning about new cultures and languages, and has lived in Madrid, Spain.

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Program coordinator 2014-2015

Melissa Beegle joined UW-Platteville Education Abroad office in May 2014 as the UW-Platteville Education Abroad Interim Program Coordinator. Melissa advises students on education abroad options and application proceedures, coordinates short-term faculty-led study abroad programs, and coordinates the Global Exploration LLC.  She has a passion for all things international and has lived in Belgium, Austria and China. She looks forward to sharing that passion with our first-year students through this partnership with the Department of Residence Life on the Global Exploration LLC.

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dobson Resident Director (RD)

Rebecca Groves is the Resident Hall Director for Dobson.  She has her Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (UWW) in Psychology and Women's Studies.  She deeply enjoys workign with college students and found this passion as an undergraduate Resident Assistant at UWW and that promted her to seek her Master's degree from Western Illinois University in Collge Student Personnel. She is passionate about working with people with disabilities, military personnel, gender issues, and other groups. In her free time she likes to read, listen to music, play trivia, board games, and hang out with friends and family.

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