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Kathleen (Katie) L. Lopez

Director, Office of Global Activities and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor

Katie Lopez (LMSW) is the Director of the Office of Global Activities at the University of Michigan School of Social Work where she is responsible for the overall administration of the office including overseeing the Global Activities Scholars Program, the Masters International Volunteer Program and Coverdell Fellows programs, the Certificate in Global Social Work, and the Visiting Scholars program. As an adjunct clinical assistant professor, she also serves as the Office of Field Education liaison for students completing global field placements. Ms. Lopez has lived and worked abroad in various locations including Mexico, the Philippines, Tanzania, and Honduras. Her work with those living in extreme poverty has strengthened her resolve to build positive, sustainable, intentional collaborations among schools of social work and institutions aimed at training social workers to address global issues. Ms. Lopez is an active member of NAFSA, Association of International Educators, where she has presented on various topics.

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Kaylee Henderson

Global Opportunities Coordinator, Office of Global Activities

Kaylee Henderson (BA) is the Global Opportunities Coordinator in the Office of Global Activities. Her responsibilities include advising students interested in pursuing a Global Independent Study, supporting exchange visitors, and assisting in the development of other Office of Global Activities programs and initiatives. Kaylee began studying Chinese at Kalamazoo College and later declared a major in East Asian Studies. After studying at Capital Normal University in Beijing, China, her passion for global education flourished. Kaylee's priority as a global educator is making education abroad more inclusive, equitable, sustainable, and accessible. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, cooking, and doing at-home workout videos.

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Tammy Wang

OGA Work Study

Tammy is a current international graduate student studying Community Organization and Management of Human Services in the School of Social Work. Tammy got her Bachelor's degree in Food Science from Huazhong Agricultural University of China in 2017. Tammy is passionate about community outreach and engagement. She is also the student intern in the U-M International Center. After graduating, Tammy hopes to engage with kids, children, and teenagers in creative workplaces.

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Joy Richardson

OGA Student Intern

Joy Richardson (BA) is an Office of Global Activities Student Intern. She received her Bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of West Alabama in December 2020. While there, she studied abroad at Dankook University in Yongin, South Korea, and Liverpool Hope University in Liverpool, United Kingdom. Joy is currently pursuing a master's degree in Higher Education with a concentration on Public Policy at the Center for the Study of Postsecondary and Higher Education. Her professional interests include increasing minority representation in study abroad programs, fortifying the P-20 education pipeline, and improving college accessibility in historically disadvantaged groups.

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