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Professional Staff




Whitney Longnecker

Director of Study Abroad

Whitney Longnecker

As an undergraduate student, Whitney studied and interned abroad in London, England, and Hangzhou, China. Whitney's personal study abroad experiences ignited her passion for international travel and education abroad and in 2014, Whitney earned a M.A. in International Education from SIT Graduate Institute. During her graduate work, Whitney participated in a faculty-led study abroad program in Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago. Whitney has ventured to nearly 40 countries for professional work and personal travel.

 

Phone: (806) 742-3667

Email: whitney.longnecker@ttu.edu

Adrianna Sotelo

Faculty-Led Program Manager

 Adrianna Sotelo

Adrianna graduated from Texas Tech University in 2015 after majoring in History and minoring in Political Science; this academic path sparked her global interest and in learning more about different cultures and their peoples. Adrianna has been with the Office of International Affairs for four years, starting out as a Student Assistant and now currently serving as the Faculty-Led Program Manager.

Phone: (806) 742-3667

Email: adrianna.sotelo@ttu.edu

Donna Wright

Senior Study Abroad Advisor / Coordinator for the TTU Center in Sevilla

Donna Wright

Donna Wright is the Coordinator for the TTU Center in Seville, Spain. She has held this position since 2003. Donna has traveled extensively through Central and South America while accompanying her husband on military assignments for 20+ years. She attended the prestigious Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California and was the honor graduate of her class. In addition to classroom instruction, she lived in Panama, Mexico, El Salvador and Dominican Republic and added valuable language skills through immersion in the various cultures.

She has a degree in Spanish and spends summers in Spain assisting the TTU staff in Seville with the summer programs that use the TTU facility. During these months she is able to re-connect with the Spanish host families who provide housing for the students as well as note changes that occur from year to year in Seville.

Donna participated in the TTU Seville program during the fall 2001 semester as a student and has first hand experience to share with prospective students. Since she was a non-traditional student she offers valuable insight to parents as well.

Phone: (806) 742-3667

Email: donna.k.wright@ttu.edu

Bethany Kuwitzky

Senior Study Abroad Advisor / Exchange Coordinator / Credit Coordinator

Bethany Kuwitzky

Bethany studied abroad twice while she was a student at Texas Tech. Her first time studying abroad, she studied in Central America for one month. Her second time abroad, she spent one year in Iceland at the University of Reykjavik. She was a Study Abroad Peer Advisor for the Office of International Affairs for three years. She enjoys advising students on their future study abroad experience.

Phone: (806) 742-3667

Email: bethany.kuwitzky@ttu.edu

Catherine Andersson

Study Abroad Advisor

 Catherine Andersson

Catherine studied and interned abroad in Shanghai, China for a spring semester while earning her B.A. in International Relations and Global Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Her area of study specializes in East Asian international political economy. She is passionate about Asian studies, cultures, and languages. She has lived abroad in Vietnam, China, and Sweden for varying amounts of time. Catherine enjoys meeting and getting to know her advisees, and is committed to helping students through the study abroad process.

Phone: (806) 742-3667

Email: catherine.andersson@ttu.edu

Emma Smith

Study Abroad Advisor

 Emma

 Emma graduated in 2018 from Texas Tech with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. During her time at Tech she studied abroad in Paris, France for 3 months. Upon her return, Emma wanted to be involved in assisting future study abroad students in their journeys, so she worked as a student assistant for the Study Abroad Office while finishing her undergraduate degree. Emma is excited to serve in this new role of Study Abroad Advisor!

Phone: (806) 742-3667

Email: emma.smith@ttu.edu