Education Abroad Staff

FAU employs a number of trained and experienced full-time and part-time staff to lead Education Abroad initiatives at the University.  Learn more about who is in the office and how to connect with them.  Staff is ready and willing to help you internationalize your experience at FAU! EAStaff

 

DIRECTOR
Liz Vocasek, M.Ed. 
Phone #: (561) 297-1039 
Email: evocasek@fau.edu

Liz joined the FAU Education Abroad team in 2017.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in International Studies and Spanish from the University of Kansas and a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Youth Development Leadership from the University of Minnesota.  Liz studied abroad in Costa Rica, interned in Spain, taught in Ecuador, and has worked along the East Coast and in the Midwestern USA.  If you ask Liz her favorite travel past-time, it is almost always travel writing, people watching, and enjoying the local sweets and treats.

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Marta Guevara, B.A.
Phone #: (561) 297-0976
Email: mguevara@fau.edu

Marta is the most recent addition to the Education Abroad team, joining in 2017.  She has worked for years at the University providing support services to the FAU Police Department and then to students and staff at the Intensive English Institute.  Marta holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Panama, where she was born and raised before moving to the United States where she lives happily with her family and dog.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Madison McShane, M.Ed.
Phone #: (561) 297-1080
Email: mmcshane@fau.edu

Madison joined Education Abroad full-time in 2015, after serving as a Graduate Assistant while completing her Master's degree at FAU.  She received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communications and a Master of Education (M.Ed.) from FAU.  Madison studied abroad in Barcelona during her undergraduate studies and afterward supported FAU students as an Academic Advisor.  When Madison isn't fostering local shelter dogs and renovating her house, she loves to hop on a plane and check out a new city, state, or country.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Tania Tucker, M.A.
Phone #: (561) 297-3227 
Email:  trtucker@fau .edu

Tania joined the Education Abroad team in 1999.  She holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Management and Master of Arts (M.A.) in Liberal Studies from FAU.  Before she could walk, Tania began traveling the world with her family and doesn't plan on stopping anytime soon.  If you don't find her at her desk supporting incoming and outgoing exchange students, most likely Tania will be on the move outdoors or making final edits to her dissertation.

GRADUATE ASSISTANT
Alexandra Acosta, MBA pending
Phone: #(561) 297-1208
Email: goabroad@fau.edu

Alex joined the Education Abroad Team in 2014 as an undergraduate student from Colombia.  She holds a Bachelor's from FAU and is currently completing her Master in Business Administration (M.B.A.).  She looks forward to graduation so she can pursue her next goal of working at or owning an international consulting firm.

UNDERGRADUATE ASSISTANT
Shakerra Bartley, B.S. pending
Phone: #(561) 297-1208
Email: goabroad@fau.edu

Shakerra joined the Education Abroad Team in 2016 after studying abroad on FAU's exchange program in South Korea, for which she received the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.  Shakerra is currently completing a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and looks forward to graduating so she can pursue her next adventure abroad.

 

 

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