Meet the Staff

Photo Credit: G. Avellar, ENG Physics, DTU

IPENG is the International Programs in Engineering Office for The Grainger College of Engineering study abroad office. Our portfolio includes: exchange programs, direct enroll programs, providers programs, customized short-term programs, and signature programs. Our staff is a group of dedicated and knowledgeable education abroad professionals whose own international experience has impacted our careers.

Our mission: “To bring international awareness to engineering students through study, work, and service opportunities”

Meredith Blumthal

Director, International Programs in Engineering

  • Approves classes for the International Minor. Plus advises for faculty-led programs & Virtual Global Experiences

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Jana Gadbury

Incoming Exchange Coordinator

Advises for: Current IL students on exchange opportunities & First Steps. Manages student account billing and credit articulation.

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Kim Bone

Outgoing Exchange & Outreach Coordinator

Advises for: Denmark, Ireland, Sweden, & the United Kingdom. Kim is also the office manager and coordinates site visits.

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Belinda Barnhart

Incoming Exchange Coordinator

Assists incoming exchange students to Grainger College of Engineering and administers the International Minor in Engineering

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Erika Brewer

Academic Advisor & Coordinator of ZJUI Programs

Advises for: Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, & Taiwan and Incoming ZJUI Exchange Students

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Hannah Dougherty

Academic Advisor & Coordinator of International Programs

Advises for: general study abroad, faculty-led/short term programs, virtual global experiences (i.e. virtual internships & projects) & supports global classrooms and faculty

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