International Business Team



Andrés Gallo, Ph.D 
Director, International Business Flagship
Professor, Economics
(904) 620 -1694

Dr. Gallo specializes in international economics issues, with focus on Latin America and economic development. He has written more than 30 research papers and participated in numerous conferences as presenter and speaker. He has focus on the political economy of property rights in diverse areas, including the US patent system, biotechnology and property rights in the context of economic development. Dr. Gallo has applied econometric techniques to address different issues in these areas of research. His teaching expertise includes international economics, econometrics, economic development, study abroad and Latin American economics. He has taught in several universities around the world and has led several study abroad courses to Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Guatemala, Spain and Ghana.
Kate Mattingly Learch

Kate Mattingly Learch, MBA
Associate Director, International Business Flagship
(904) 620-2521



After studying Spanish in Mexico and Italian and art history in Italy, Kate completed her undergraduate program in Linguistics at the University of Florida, and spent two years teaching English in Kazakhstan as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer.  She then returned to the University of Florida to earn an MBA with a concentration in Marketing.  During this time, she spent a summer studying the economics of the EU through the University of Manchester.  Kate joined the UNF International Business Flagship Program in 2007 and loves guiding students through these transformational experiences.  Items she can’t travel without include powdered laundry detergent and tiny gifts from Florida.


Stephanie Hale

Stephanie Worley, BA
Office Manager, International Business Flagship
(904) 620-5124

Stephanie’s first international experience was in 2008, when she and her former high school orchestra were invited to Beijing, China to perform in a music festival held in honor of the Summer Olympic games. Afterward, she completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, where she received a BA in English Literature. Since then, she has traveled to Tokyo, Japan, Puebla and Mexico City, Mexico, London, England, and Paris, France. She is currently enrolled in UNF’s Master of Arts in International Affairs program. 


AlyssaKyff Alyssa Kyff, M.Ed
Advisor, Semester Study Abroad
(904) 620-5317

Alyssa Kyff hails from the Buckeye State (Mansfield, Ohio to be exact) and is very excited to now be residing in the Sunshine State! She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Education from Ashland University and shortly after graduating, she taught high school Spanish. She recently graduated with her Master’s Degree in Higher Education from Kent State University. As an undergraduate student, Alyssa studied abroad twice – first, during a summer in Cuernavaca, Mexico and then for a semester in Alicante, Spain. Alyssa highly values her experiences abroad so much that she has decided to make a career out of it. She enjoys drawing from her personal experiences to encourage and assist UNF students pursuing study abroad opportunities. 


 Erika Gallion Erika Gallion, M.Ed
Advisor, Short-term Study Abroad
(904) 620-2919

As an English and Creative Writing major at Ashland University in rural Ohio, Erika came to a deep appreciation for culture and intercultural awareness. She gravitated towards literature that focused on international significance and multiculturalism, and participated in a short-term Education Abroad program to Greece and Turkey. Erika then began her master’s degree at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, and completed a three-month internship with the American University in Bulgaria (Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria). During this time, she traveled extensively in Eastern and Central Europe, and gained essential intercultural communication skills. Erika completed her Masters of Education in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs with a concentration in Internationalization in May of 2016. Her favorite places include Istanbul, Budapest, Plovdiv, Amsterdam, Delphi, and Cinque Terre.  

SavannahKowalski Savannah Kowalski
Student Assistant

Savannah is a senior at UNF studying Health Administration and minoring in Business Administration. As a freshman at UNF, Savannah spent a semester abroad participating in a German Language Immersion Program. Savannah is involved with multiple clubs on campus, which include Rotaract, Coggin Delegation, Health Administration Student Association, and Liberty in North Korea. After graduating, Savannah plans on continuing with her passion to study and travel by applying to the GlobalMBA here at UNF. In her free time, Savannah likes to hang out with friends and take long walks on the beach with Globi.


 Brandon Geiger Brandon Geiger
Student Assistant

Brandon is currently in his second year at UNF, studying International Relations and Economics as a member of the Hicks Honors College. During the summer of his first year, Brandon spent one week in Morocco and three weeks in Spain, as a part of a UNF faculty-led study abroad program. There he studied social innovation and entrepreneurship. Brandon's aspiration is to use his degrees to work directly in Africa, building sustainability through economic growth in developing countries. After his undergraduate career, Brandon hopes to move to Washington D.C., where he will apply for graduate school. Brandon's dream is to eventually work for the Department of State as a Foreign Affairs Officer. 


 Globi-headshot Globi

After numerous years travelling and studying overseas, Globi decided to return to its alma mater, UNF.  Globi graduated from UNF with high honors as a International Business major and Global Studies minor. UNF students and staff alike have fallen for Globi’s bubbly personality, willingness to adapt to new environments, and love for learning. Besides hanging out on campus and promoting the IB office, Globi enjoys checking for new friend requests on Facebook