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The UNO-Innsbruck Team and how to contact us:

Alea

Alea Morelock Cot, Assistant Provost for International Education

I was born in Alabama and grew up with the advantage of living in the suburbs of many wonderful U.S. cities such as New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Seattle.  My worldview really changed when I took my first trip to Europe as a sophomore in high school. I was an AFS exchange student to Thailand the following year, and spent my university junior year abroad in Madrid, Spain.  After graduating from Tulane with an M.A. in International Relations, I spent a year working in Washington, D.C.  I have been privileged to be a member of the UNO Division of International Education since 1988.  During this time I have led numerous educational trips to Europe, nurtured the Intensive English Language Program, recruited international students in Asia, Europe and Latin America, and have served in professional leadership roles at the state, regional and national levels.  I love working with students and helping them explore new countries and cultures, whether they are U.S. Americans abroad or internationals in New Orleans.  The students’ excitement and energy motivate and inspire me daily.  I speak Spanish, some German and I keep hoping to learn more Czech.  (My Thai is pretty rusty!)  My husband and I have one daughter and a cat named Momo.

Irene

 

Walter Lane, Academic Director

Walter J. Lane, Ph.D., is the Chair of the Department of Economics and Finance and Associate Professor of Economics at the University of New Orleans. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego, in 1978. Professor Lane is a specialist in Microeconomics and Health Care Economics and has over 35 years of teaching experience. He also serves as the Director of the MS Program in Health Care Management. His current teaching duties are primarily in Health Care Economics, Principles of Microeconomics and Managerial Economics. He has published in leading Economics and Law Journals and has worked on various consulting contracts on Health Policy. He is a frequent commentator on Radio and Television news on economic topics. He also serves on the Board of Slidell Memorial Hospital and on the Slidell Economic Development Advisory Board and is a member of the New Orleans Regional Council for Business Economics. Dr. Lane taught in Innsbruck in 2015 and is looking forward to returning as this year’s Academic Director.

Irene

 

Irene Ziegler, Program Director

As a native of Austria, it is a great honor and pleasure for me to direct the Innsbruck International Summer School and accompany students and faculty to my home country each summer. I came to the University of New Orleans in 1992 as an exchange student from the University of Innsbruck, and this study abroad experience has truly changed my life! Since then, I have worked in the UNO Division of International Education with various programs, have accompanied students to Austria, Italy, Germany, and the Czech Republic, and have taught English, ESL, and German at UNO. I majored in Foreign Languages, English, and Education and earned a Ph.D. in American Literature from the University of Graz (Austria).
I live in New Orleans with my husband, a native New Orleanian, and our two small children. I try to teach my children to keep an open mind about other cultures, to embrace differences, and to always try new foods!

Mariana

Mariana Zanotti Martinez, Program Coordinator

This will be my seventh summer with the Innsbruck International Summer School and all I can say is that I hope you enjoy it as much as I do every year! This position is a wonderful opportunity for me given my background, my love for traveling and how much I enjoy working with students and parents. I was born in New York, lived in Monte-Carlo for 13 years and Miami for 2 years before I moved to New Orleans in 2003. After completing my B.A. in French at Tulane University, I worked there in Housing and New Student Orientation for several years before taking this position at UNO. I speak French, Italian and some Spanish. You will probably recognize my love for photography when you see me taking hundreds of pictures at our events in Innsbruck. As the summer approaches, I am excited about returning to Innsbruck and meeting all the Summer School participants.

TB

Erica Yaeger, Student Worker

Born and raised in New Orleans, I am a hospitality major at UNO and was able to participate in the Disney College Program in Florida in 2016. My perspective completely changed after meeting so many incredible people from all around the world and discovering just how much they had traveled themselves. After hearing their experiences, I knew I had to study abroad and see more of the world. In the summer of 2017 I participated in the UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School and served as a student ambassador.  It was another life-changing experience. I fell in love with the city of Innsbruck and I am so excited to share my newfound knowledge with other students while now working for the program.



TB

Oliver Steininger, Student Worker

I was born in New Orleans although I grew up in Innsbruck, Austria and call myself an Austrian native. I have family in the United States which allowed me to travel here many times while I was still living in Austria. Working in the UNO-Innsbruck office offers me a wonderful opportunity to share my knowledge of both cultures and my love for traveling. After graduating from High School in Innsbruck, I stayed for another year and studied English and American Studies, as well as History at the University of Innsbruck before transferring to the University of New Orleans and enrolling as a film major to fulfill my dream of being a director. While studying in Innsbruck I worked for the American Corner, an institution which offers information about American culture and studying in the US in order to strengthen the ties between the United States and Austria.



 

 

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