Want to discuss study away plans?
Schedule an appointment on-line with Angel Astaria or Brita Doyle.
Contact the Maytum Center for Student Success at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: (814) 332-2898.
If you are an international student and need to discuss something with International Student Services, email Lenée McCandless or Angel Astaria.
Meet Our Staff
Assistant Dean for Global Education
Brita manages all study away and study abroad programs for Allegheny College. After nearly 20 years at American University’s AU Abroad office in Washington, DC, she returned to her roots in northwest PA to begin her position at Allegheny in March 2022. Brita holds an MA in International Education and a BA in Spanish Language & Latin American Studies, both from American University. Her own study abroad experiences began with a year in Säkylä, Finland as a Rotary youth foreign exchange student during her junior year of high school. She also spent two semesters abroad during college in Santiago, Chile and Madrid, Spain. In her role at Allegheny, Brita leads the outgoing study away team in the Global Education office. She’s responsible for new program development and connecting with partners across campus to provide accessible study abroad opportunities to students in all of Allegheny’s degree programs.
In addition to being a member of several national study abroad scholarship review committees, Brita’s experience in the field of international education also includes numerous presentations at NAFSA: Association of International Educators national and regional conferences. She served as a steering committee member for the Fund for Education Abroad’s DC Area Scholarship, co-trainer for a NAFSA workshop entitled: “Fundamentals of Education Abroad Advising” and led the NAFSA Rainbow Special Interest Group first as Co-Chair and now as a Board Member. Her research interests include best practices in study away risk management and providing access and advising support to study abroad for all students.
Assistant Dean for International Student Services
International Program Manager
Allegheny College’s Global Education office is proud to be a member of the following professional networks: Diversity Abroad, the Forum on Education Abroad, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, U.S. Department of State’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) AIEA: Association of International Education Administrators, and the International and Off-Campus Education Committee (IOCEC) of the Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA).