Meet the Staff

Elizabeth Liebschutz-Roettger

Elizabeth Liebschutz-Roettger, Ph.D.

Manager of Global Initiatives

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  1. Describe your role in the office ---   As part of the Study Abroad team, I oversee the international exchange/MOU agreements, International partner development, and opportunities for research and academic exchange among faculty. I work with the various Colleges across campus on their international partner development. In addition to working with our agreements, I work closely with our students participating on exchanges as well as students who live in our international residential Themed Community.
  2. Education ---  PhD-Counseling and Personnel Services: University of Louisville; MS- Social and Philosophical Studies in Education: University of Kentucky; MA- Human Services and Counseling: DePaul University; BA-French: Lake Forest College
  3. Hometown ---  Danville, KY
  4. Countries traveled to ---  France, Spain, Germany, England, Ireland, Croatia, Hungary, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Italy, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Austria, Scotland, Canada, China, and 8 islands throughout the Caribbean.
  5. One country you want to visit ---  Any? All? Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Costa Rica, and Australia
  6. How do you prepare for international travel? ---  Lists, lists, and more lists. I think about what I need to take clothes-wise (and what might be over packing), I make lists of things I would like to do in various locations. I look up the best ways to travel to/from the airport/train stations in my destinations. As I often travel for work, I create a physical folder of documents I will need while I am traveling. I also like to look into the apps that might be helpful to download for my destinations such as a map of the public transportation.
  7. What do you enjoy doing when you aren’t working? ---  My reality is, if I am not working, I am usually running around to my children's sports/school/STEM events or at home with my co-dependent dog. However, I read a lot (a lot!), often attend concerts, or enjoy musicals at Kentucky Center for the Arts. I love to cook and travel with my partner and kids.
  8. What would you want to be famous for? ---I would be famous for either being an author or something involved with cinematography (movies or music videos). I think the latter is influenced from my semester abroad in Cannes and getting to experience the Cannes film festival first-hand.

Lexie Phillips

Lexie Phillips, B.A.

Graduate Assistant

  1. Describe your role in the office --- As the Graduate Assistant here in the Study Abroad office, I help in any way that I can. This includes: assisting with transcripts, data entry regarding past and upcoming trips abroad, and answering any other questions that may arise through phone or email.
  2. Education --- BA in Psychology, NC State University
  3. Hometown --- Charlotte, North Carolina
  4. Countries Lexie has traveled to --- Bahamas, Canada, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico
  5. One country Lexie wants to visit --- Italy
  6. What made Lexie interested in being our GA? --- I have always dreamed of traveling the world. I had plans to study abroad in May of 2020, however, my trip was cancelled due to COVID-19. As a part of the Study Abroad team, I am broadening my knowledge of other countries which makes me even more excited to travel in the future.
  7. What do you enjoy doing when you aren't working? --- I love going for runs, spending time with friends and family, and trying new food spots!
  8. What would you want to be famous for? --- Singing, unfortunately it’s not something I am good at, but wish I was!