Meet the Global Academy Team

The staff that run customized and sponsored programs at UT are a unique part of the larger International Student and Scholar Services team. Uniquely qualified to provide the best services, they bring years of experience across the world to craft transformative academic and intercultural experiences.


Teri Albrecht, Ph.D.

Interim Executive Director

(512) 471-7779 / Alternate: (512) 232-3920

Margaret Y. Luévano

Interim Director, International Student and Scholar Services

(512) 232-7958

Customized & Intercultural Programs

Kate Althlathini

Marketing Coordinator

Angela Branigan

Assistant Director, Customized & Intercultural Programming

(512) 471-2459

Rachelle Bumgardner

Senior Student Affairs Administrator

Krystle Haney

Program Coordinator

(512) 471-4987

Joshua Monthei

Program Coordinator

Brittany Palmer

Program Coordinator

(512) 471-4961

Zach Simon

Program Coordinator

(512) 232-4359

Adnana Mulalic Vikalo

Program Coordinator

(512) 232-9573

Annette Whatley

Program Coordinator

(512) 471-1150

Sponsored Student Services

Joanna Collins, Ph.D

Foundation Year Coordinator

(512) 471-2477

Tina Fiet

Sponsored Student Advisor

(512) 471-2477

Patricia Gamboa

Assistant Director, Sponsored Student Services

(512) 471-2477