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Jeffrey J. Simpson


Currently pursuing a PhD in Higher Education Leadership at OSU, Jeff served as the Study Abroad Coordinator before stepping into the role of Director in 2012. He holds a Masters in International Studies from OSU and a Bachelors in Design from the University of Arkansas. Prior to his role promoting study abroad for all students in Oklahoma, he served for 16 years as the Operations Manager for a creativity and innovation company in Arizona serving a wide range of international clients. His current research efforts focus on gender and the study abroad experience. While Jeff has traveled to many different countries, he studied abroad at the University of Helsinki in Finland and interned abroad in London, England.

Marissa Hernandez

Study Abroad Advisor

Marissa Hernandez holds a Master of Science in International Studies from OSU and a B.A. in Law from Monterrey Tec (ITESM) where she was fortunate to participate in various study abroad programs that helped reinforce her love for travel and international education. She is a native of Denver, Colorado, grew up in Chihuahua, Mexico and has lived in Stillwater for the past 3 years. Marissa has traveled to several countries and has been involved with different study abroad programs all over Mexico, Canada and Germany.

Ariana Bruner

Peer Advisor

Ariana Bruner is a junior at Oklahoma State University studying a double major in Spanish and Sociology with a minor in International Studies and option in Pre-Med. During the summer, she studied in San Jose, Costa Rica for two months at La Universidad Veritas. She has participated in additional trips abroad to Panama and Honduras where she has been involved in medical volunteer work. She plans to pursue a career in international medicine

Chelsey Johnson

Peer Advisor

Chelsey Johnson is in her junior year at Oklahoma State studying Strategic Communications and Political Science and working toward a minor in Russian & Eastern European Studies. She spent a semester at the University of Tartu in Tartu, Estonia where she developed a passion for Eastern Europe and travel. Having seen twenty countries before turning twenty years old, other items on Chelsey’s bucket list include working for National Public Radio and helping OSU students achieve their study abroad dreams.