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Mr. Mark Hayes Executive Director


After his first study abroad trip to Ecuador and Peru at the age of 15, Mark caught the travel bug. While in college at Amherst, he studied in St. Petersburg, Russia, and then followed up with a semester in Sydney, Australia while getting his MBA at Duke. For 7 years, he lived all over Europe (London, Cyprus, Prague, Moscow and Munich) working first for Intel Corporation and then a large IT distribution company. He landed back on American shores in the summer of 2004, and immediately joined the AU Abroad team. Mark is responsible for the Abroad at AU program.

Mrs. Alison Nagy Associate Director, Operations

Phone: +1-202-885-1380

Alison has over 15 years experience in international high education, working her way up through various roles in the AU Abroad-Abroad at AU Office. In her current position she manages the Abroad at AU Program and advises the majority of incoming international students. Previously, she managed communication and technology platforms, and advised international student on immigration compliance. Prior to her work at AU, Alison worked for a non-profit organization in England, taught English in Hungary, and studied abroad in Poland during her undergraduate degree. Alison has a BA in Sociology from Beloit College in Wisconsin and an MA in Communication from American University.