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GEO Staff

Katie Irwin, director of global education

Heather St. Germaine, assistant director

Matthew Shamey, assistant director

Morgan Kapinos, program coordinator

GEO Ambassadors

All of our GEO ambassadors are available to assist students in navigating global opportunities at Hampshire.

Shirish Bhattarai 11F
An international student from Nepal, Shirish is a Div III student examining the role entrepreneurship plays in the economic and social development of impoverished nations and communities.

Amber Bonarrigo 11F
A Div III student, Amber studies geology and sustainability and spent her final semester of Div II on Hampshire Exchange in Australia at Macquarie University.

Alana de Hinojosa 11F
A Div III student focusing on stories of Latina immigration to the U.S., Alana went on Hampshire Exchange in Cuba during her last semester of Div II to broaden her understanding of Latin culture and immigration, advance her proficiency in Spanish, and strengthen her nonfiction creative writing skills.

Mike Lion 11F 
Bilingual in English and Russian and proficient in French, Mike spent his third semester of Div II on field study in Italy studying physical theater at Accademia Dell'Arte. Keep an eye out for his Div III theater productions this year!

Olesya (Alice) Morgunova 12F
Bilingual in English and Russian, Alice is in her third year at Hampshire focusing on neuroscience.

Maggie Samuels 12F
A Div II student with a concentration in Middle Eastern Studies, Turkish language and culture and translation, Maggie developed a self-designed field study for her spring 2014 semester that enabled her to study Turkish intensively at language schools in New York City and Istanbul, Turkey.

Yue Zhang 13F
An international student from China, Yue is a Div II student with a concentration in photography and journalism. Yue participated in a summer program through SIT in Brazil on Sports, Youth and Social Justice this past summer to compliment her studies.

If you are a work-study student interested in becoming a GEO ambassador, please email

Stay In Touch
With The Global Education Office (GEO)
Snail Mail
Global Education Office
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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Fax: 413.559.6173