Associate Director of U.S. Operations
As Associate Director, Megan manages student enrollment and pre-departure preparation, as well as program accounting. Megan also oversees the ACCENT web site, printed materials and IT in all ACCENT Centers. As an undergraduate at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Megan spent a semester in Paris studying French and Art History. After graduating Megan joined the Peace Corps and taught English to 8th graders in Eritrea, Africa for two years. Upon returning home to San Francisco, Megan continued her studies earning a Masters in Industrial and Graphic Design. She was thrilled to become a member of the ACCENT team in 2001.
As Programs Coordinator, Jani works with administrators and individual students to prepare for their time abroad. Some of her duties include sending and receiving student materials, processing payments, advising visa applicants, and communicating with the ACCENT centers in Europe. An East Bay native, Jani spent her final semester at UC Berkeley studying with an ACCENT organized program in London. Her time abroad instilled a powerful yearning to see the world and she has since explored America, Canada, Europe, and returned several times to London, most recently for the 2012 Olympics. Jani was elated to join the ACCENT team, where she can share her enthusiasm for travel and assist others in their education abroad experiences.
As Programs Coordinator, Lauren works with administrators and individual students to prepare for their time abroad. Some of her duties include sending and receiving student materials, processing payments, advising visa applicants, and communicating with the ACCENT Centers in Europe.
Originally from the UK, Lauren is a modern languages graduate and has studied abroad twice: first, in La Réunion, France and secondly, in Graz, Austria. Her rewarding time spent studying abroad, combined with her passion for travel and experiencing new cultures, brought her back to Austria after graduating, where she taught English to Austrian students for three years. Having recently relocated to San Francisco, she is inspired and excited to be working with the ACCENT team and hopes to help students have as transformative and impactful experiences studying abroad as she did herself.
Contract and Administrative Assistant
As Contract and Administrative Assistant, Audrey assists the ACCENT San Francisco Center by writing and proofing contract proposals, tracking final agreements for signatures, helping edit posts for the ACCENT blog, and more. A Bay Area native, she earned her BA in English at UC Berkeley with a minor in Art History. Audrey has studied abroad twice: first, in Florence, Italy and then in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her studies there deeply immersed her in the art, literature, and history of those cities. A voracious learner, Audrey strongly believes in the importance of education. She is delighted to help further ACCENT’s mission of giving students from all across the US the opportunity to broaden their perspectives and jumpstart their curiosity.
Assistant Programs Coordinator
As Assistant Programs Coordinator, Stephanie works to prepare the information and materials that are distributed to students prior to the start of their program. She processes student enrollment, materials, and payments and also assists students in a variety of ways throughout the pre-departure months. Stephanie participated in an ACCENT study abroad program in Florence, Italy with a junior college in Northern California before transferring and graduating from Pepperdine University. She is excited to join the ACCENT team where she enjoys helping provide students with the same remarkable and impactful opportunity she had with ACCENT.
As Programs Assistant, Zoe performs a variety of tasks which help facilitate the enrollment process. In this position, Zoe creates student materials, processes and records said materials, and communicates directly with students — whether following up on missing forms or responding to student requests. Zoe earned her BA in English and an MSc in Business & Management, both from Trinity College Dublin. She managed to galavant around Ireland for 8 years, and is delighted to get to apply her hard-won study-abroad-troubleshooting skills to her work with the ACCENT team.