John D. Stephens
Gerhard E. Lenski, Distinguished Professor of Political Science & Sociology | UNC-Chapel Hill
PhD in Political Science | Yale University
BA in Social Relations | Harvard College
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Kathleen Shanahan Lindner
MA in TransAtlantic Studies | Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
BA in International Studies, German | UNC-Chapel Hill
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Associate Director, TransAtlantic Masters Program
PhD in Comparative Literature | UNC-Chapel Hill
BA in Comparative Literature | Columbia College, Columbia University
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In free time: I love to hike with my husband, daughter, and our three dogs.
Committed to: the inter-institutional partnerships and experiential learning involved in TAM. The opportunities TAM provides to young people are life-changing, and it is fascinating to be involved in such an innovative international educational project. I love working with the TAM applicants, students and alumni!
International Education Program Coordinator
MA in Political Science | UNC-Chapel Hill
BA in Comparative Literature; Contemporary European Studies | UNC-Chapel Hill
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I entered UNC in 2018 as part of the Excel@Carolina EURO-TAM BA-MA assured admission track. While working as a Program Assistant for CES, I completed my undergraduate degree in Comparative Literature, Contemporary European Studies, and Urban Studies & Planning, earning Highest Honors in European Studies in 2021.
I entered TAM in the fall of 2021 in the European Governance Track, and spent two semesters abroad at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, where I also worked with SEEK Development, a global development consulting firm.
I’m so excited to return to CES and continue to build relationships and community with our triangle partners and educators across the state!
BA in Public Policy | UNC-Chapel Hill
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In free time: I play board games, hike, dance, and watch movies.
Favorite thing about CES: The focus on creating shared experiences that lead to a better, more just future for all.
Prior Work: I received my B.A. (2015) in Public Policy from the University of North Carolina: Chapel Hill. Previously, I served two terms in the AmeriCorps program and worked as an operations coordinator for a nonprofit specializing in homelessness prevention.
Kayla Bassett Andrade
Student Services Manager
BA in Education | UNC-Chapel Hill
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I studied abroad in the Spring of 2019 at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. My favorite class while studying there was Sociology of Education. I loved the weekly small group discussion where I listened and learned about the varying education experiences from students all across Europe. During my time abroad, I was fortunate enough to travel to 15 countries, but my favorite trip was in Scotland hiking Isle of Skye.
Prior work: I joined CES after graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in May of 2021 with a BA in Education majoring in Human Development & Family Studies. While at UNC, I worked at Morehead Planetarium & Science Center teaching STEM-based curriculum to local elementary and middle school students.
Favorite European food: Borscht – an Ukrainian beet soup with beans, potatoes, tomatoes, and carrots. It is also popular in Russian and Polish cuisine.