Management Team


Julie Kelly

Julie Kelly

Executive Director

Julie joined EUSA as Operations Director in 2008. She has over twenty years of experience working for study abroad programs in London, focusing on internship programs. She has also worked with political consultancy groups in London on a freelance basis. Julie holds a BA in History from Southern Methodist University and was an All American swimmer.







Nigel Martin

Finance Director

Nigel Martin has been a Chartered Account for thirty years; he has been EUSA's Finance Director since 2009. He grew up in Kent and, after gaining his BA in Economics and Business Studies from Sheffield University, moved to London. Although he has primarily worked in London he has had responsibility for operations in such diverse locations as Hong Kong, Bermuda, New York, and Paris. During his spare time Nigel enjoys sailing, windsurfing, and horseriding. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.




Terence Coetzee

Operations Director

A native Londoner with a keen interest in international travel, Terence joined EUSA in 2009 as London Program Director before becoming Operations Director in 2011. Terence’s experience in residential and student life encompasses working in both university and commercial settings, including Middlesex University, University of Reading, University of the Arts London, and Nido Student Living. He has served as Chairman of the Association for Student Residential Accommodation, representing all UK universities on a diverse range of student issues at both local, government, and international levels. Terence has travelled to over thirty countries, but has lately enjoyed seeking out hidden galleries and museums in the UK. Terence holds a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management and French with a specialization in third world tourism from Middlesex University Business School.





Samantha LaCroix

University Relations Director

The daughter of a Foreign Service Officer, Samantha's interest in travel and culture started at a young age. Her university studies in International Business took her to Madrid, Spain for a year where she developed a love of food and wine, and an appreciation for sharing both with good friends. After graduation, Samantha explored a profession in photography for a couple of years before joining CIEE, where she worked in Employer Services Sales Operations and later as a Product and Event Manager for their Work and Travel programs. Samantha joined EUSA in 2007 as a University Relations Manager before becoming the University Relations Director in 2008. Now, she combines her experiences to lead a team that develops and manages internship programs for EUSA's university partners. Samantha holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and International Business from Northeastern University.





Michael Thornhill, D. Phil.

Academic Director

Dr. Michael Thornhill has been EUSA's Academic Director since the organisation's inception; he serves on EUSA's Management Team, chairs the Academic Committee, and teaches EUSA London students. He has lectured in history and politics for Boston University's British Programs since 1995, the year he completed his doctoral thesis at St Antony's College, Oxford. His book 'Road to Suez: The Battle of the Canal Zone' (2006) formed the basis of a BBC2 documentary. He has written numerous articles for academic journals and had essays and reviews published in the Times Literary Supplement, BBC History Magazine, The Times, and Egypt's Al-Ahram Weekly. Between 1997 and 2002 he also served as Research Coordinator of the 'Oxford Dictionary of National Biography', which was published in sixty volumes in 2004, and was a member of the Modern History Faculty at Oxford University. 



Rebecca Woolf

Rebecca Woolf

Information Director

Prior to launching EUSA's Dublin office in 2002 where she served as Director for nearly six years, Rebecca divided her time between academic research in English and Irish literature and work in marketing and operations in the IT industry. She enjoys using her background in technology to help EUSA communicate more effectively (although she admits talking about relational databases can be a surefire way to put some of her colleagues to sleep!). Her other major role in EUSA involves advising on HR policy, and she is very proud of working with an organization with a long history of progressive and family friendly HR practices. Rebecca holds degrees in literature from Smith College and the University of Dublin (Trinity College). She is the Co-Chair of the Association of Study Abroad Providers in Ireland (ASAPI).

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