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
Executive Administrative Assistant, 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. She is currently enrolled in UNF’s Master of Arts in International Affairs program, and has a particular interest in Asian studies. 

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. When traveling, an essential item that she must always pack is a camera. 


portrait_HannahCroft Hannah Croft, M.Ed
Advisor, Short-term Study Abroad
(904) 620-2919

Hannah is originally from Cortland, Ohio and holds a B.S. in Journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University and is a recent graduate of the Higher Education Administration, Master of Education program at Kent State University. She had the opportunity to intern abroad for a summer in Dublin, Ireland during her undergraduate career and fell in love with study abroad. Since then, she has travelled to the United Kingdom, Norway, Belgium, France, Italy and Switzerland, and hopes that list continues to grow. She cannot live without an operating SIM card while traveling, and some of her hobbies include running, playing soccer and all things Harry Potter.  

Stephanie Paine

Stephanie Paine
Graduate Assistant
Stephanie, who is originally from Bountiful, Utah, moved to Florida after graduating from high school. Her love of numbers helped her earn a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Mathematics Education from Florida State University (Go Noles). After 4 years of teaching high school mathematics, she decided to leave the teaching world and start a new journey. Currently, Stephanie is a full time graduate student pursuing her Master of Accountancy degree and an Executive Committee member of UNF's Accounting Club, Alpha Sigma Pi.
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.

Abbie Bernet

Abbie Bernet
Student Assistant

Abbie is a senior at UNF studying International Studies and Spanish. After spending her senior year of high school as an exchange student in Spain she fell in love with travelling and learning new languages. As a freshman at UNF, Abbie spent a semester abroad participating in a German Language Immersion Program. She is excited to spend her final semester studying Korean language and culture in Seoul. After graduating, Abbie plans on interning with the non-profit Liberty in North Korea and later teaching English abroad. 

 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 Global Studies major and International Business 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

IB Flagship Program

Coggin College of Business

Building 10 | Room 2125
(904) 620-5864 Fax


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