Paul Green, Director of Study Abroad
Paul Green co-founded Panrimo to offer a personalized affordable approach to studying abroad. Through his experiences studying abroad and directly enrolling at the University of Copenhagen and the University of Paris - Sorbonne, he learned that there actually was a way to study abroad affordably; you give students options. Students want to customize their programs, and they only want to pay for what they need. That is the Panrimo Difference, and he is proud to give students more control over their study abroad experience, which opens the door for more students to have the opportunity to study abroad. Paul Green is a graduate of Western Michigan University, and resides in Birmingham, Michigan.
Tony Amante Schepers, Director of Intern Abroad
Tony Amante Schepers is responsible for placing students in internships abroad, building relations with universities, and marketing for Panrimo. Amante Schepers has a B.A. in political science and Spanish from Western Michigan University. He also sings and listens to jazz and Italian opera, reads travel and business books, stares at maps, writes higher education essays and impenetrable prose, chats in español, and connects US colleges and Panraomers with overseas businesses and universities. In his free time he likes to cook and seek out his next favorite red wine (they’re always French, btw). He is on the executive board for PASA, an innercity afterschool credit-bearing education program in Providence, Rhode Island.
Michael Radke, Admissions Coordinator
A University of Michigan graduate, Michael Radke is coordinator and team member of Panrimo. Michael is responsible for administrative work, maintaining Panrimo’s social media presence, and keeping the world informed and excited about international opportunities. Using his sense of congeniality and enthusiasm, Michael also acts as conduit for university staff, ensuring a smooth application process with all involved. Whether in person, over phone, Skype, through social media, email, or blogs, Michael enjoys speaking with new people as a source of inspiration for his writings. In his free time, Michael devours music of all genre, broaden his sonic sense. He currently resides in St. Clair Shores, MI.
Stacie Fraley, Intern Abroad Coordinator
A Saginaw Valley State University graduate, Stacie Fraley is an intern and team member of Panrimo. Stacie is responsible for administrative work, maintaining Panrimo’s social media presence, and keeping the world informed and excited about international opportunities. Whether in person, over phone, Skype, through social media, email, or blogs, Stacie enjoys speaking with new people and helping them reach their dreams of studying and interning abroad. Stacie has a unique perspective to bring to the table since she interned at the National Museum in Prague, Czech Republic through Panrimo during the summer of 2012. In her free time Stacie enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, shopping, playing soccer, and snowboarding.
Courtenay Johnson, Scotland Coordinator
Courtenay has been living in Edinburgh for several years after relocating to attend the University of Edinburgh. Courtenay’s passion for both art and science is a constant source of motivation; she is currently performing in Generation Science’s Wonderful World of Water. As a student, Courtenay worked in the University of Edinburgh’s administrative offices, giving her an inside-look at the UK’s higher education system. In her spare time, Courtenay loves going out with friends, visiting new places, watching films at the cinema, and instructing Zumba classes, but to relax there is nothing better than a good book. As a former student in the city, Courtenay is tied to the vibrant heart of Edinburgh and she looks forward to showing you just how thrilling Scotland is!
Nadia Moussa, Paris Coordinator
With better English pronunciation than most North Americans, Nadia makes acclimating to Paris easy. A native from Florac, France, Nadia enjoys assisting Panroamers during their stay in the capital of great wine and cheese. She has experience in administration for cultural and artistic events for the city of Paris. Before assisting international students, Nadia spent a year in London as a personal assistant. From the coordinator herself, Nadia says, “Don’t believe the stereotypes; French are not rude, and most of them can speak a bit of English. Also, Paris is expensive like any other city, but I’ll show you the good places to explore on a student’s budget.”
Filip Mikilanda and Samuel Martasek, Prague Coordinators
Friends since childhood--and world travel companions--Filip and Samuel are Czech natives and accustomed to the emotional rollercoaster Panroamers experience when living abroad. They have been to the United States, Australia, Austria, United Arab Emirates, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Egypt, Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, Bulgaria, and Tunisia. Both Filip and Samuel are studying for their masters degrees at a local Prague college, so if one is unavailable because of class then the other is ready to assist Panroamers. In summertime they ride wild rivers outside of Prague and look forward to sharing the experience with Panroamers. In wintertime they like snowboarding and downhill skiing. Filip and Samuel love being in the enter of Europe, and look forward to welcoming Panroamers and making them feel comfortable in the great city of Prague.
Bertille Collignon, France Coordinator
Bertille Collignon is a linguist, and has strong experience in the French university system. She worked as an IT Professor in the informatics department at the University Lumière of Lyon 2 and IEP of Lyon. During her studies, she worked as a linguist assistant, and lived in Quebec, Canada and in Usangi, Tanzania. Her interests include theatre, choral society and languages. Bertille resides in Lyon and looks forward to welcoming students to France and showing them all it has to offer.
Nicolás Woller, Buenos Aires Coordinator
Nicolás Woller, or “Nico” as Panrimo students call him, is an Argentine native. He studied acting at the University of Arts in Buenos Aires, appearing in various films and commercials nationally. A four-month trip through Europe landed him in London for a year of employment. He returned Buenos Aires to finish his degree in psychology from the University of Buenos Aires. He is very excited to show Panrimo students around his city. Nico plays the flute, tennis and swims. He speaks fluent Spanish, English, and French.
Richard Burton, Florence Coordinator
Richard Burton is the son of an Italian War Bride from Florence and an American G.I. from Upstate New York where he grew up. As a child he made frequent visits to Florence to visit his relatives. He relocated to Florence in 1989 to pursue his love of art. He works in a variety of mediums and his work ranges from oil painting, logo design and illustration. In his time in Italy he has also explored other creative outlets such as theatre both acting and making prop designs and has been involved in film. Having lived in both the U.S. and Italy for a number of years he likes to think of himself as a cultural bridge when helping individuals who are experiencing Florence or Italy for the first time. He's a people person and he looks forward to meeting students and he wants them to get the most out of their Italy experience.
Geoffrey Yates, London Coordinator
Geoff, like most British today, came to London years ago and now proudly calls it his home. Upon graduating from university, Geoff taught English in Italy and Spain, and later worked for many years as a tour guide in London and throughout Europe. Recently you could have seen him atop the red double-decker buses providing tons of facts and quips to sightseers in London. Having lived and travelled so widely, Geoff is able to give Panroamers suggestions on things to do and see and how best to get around the vibrant metropolis. He has a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Brighton, and is fluent in Italian, Spanish, and French. Geoff is your guy for help finding hidden gems, of-the-beaten-path sites, and the perfect host during your stay in London.