Lauren Franson is the associate director of Rutgers Global–Study Abroad. She comes to Rutgers from James Madison University in Virginia, where she held the position as assistant director of study abroad in the Office of International Programs since 2010. Franson holds a master’s of education in counseling psychology from James Madison, has deep knowledge of student advising for study abroad, and has developed and managed a large number of faculty-led short term programs.
Lauren Winogron works in Rutgers Global–Study Abroad as the senior program coordinator for semester programs, managing a portfolio of exchange, faculty-led, and provider programs. She traveled abroad for the first time as an undergraduate and has since visited countries across Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and Africa. She studied abroad in Bangalore, India. Lauren received her bachelor's degree in communication arts (focusing on media studies & intercultural communication) from Ramapo College of New Jersey, and her master's degree in higher education administration (focusing on international education and student development) from Drexel University.
Patty Welsh is an adviser for students exploring studying abroad. She graduated from Shippensburg University with a bachelor's in communication/public relations and a master's degree in counseling education from Rider University. Though she never studied abroad, she has traveled to Australia and Italy and enjoyed all the cultural elements that each had to offer. Besides her passion for travel, she enjoys exercise and reading and lounging at the beach with her family.
Christina LoBrutto’s two passions in life are writing and traveling. She spent a semester studying abroad in Queensland, Australia and has valued the power of global education ever since. That’s why she loves promoting study abroad to Rutgers students! An avid traveler, LoBrutto has volunteered through service trips to Belize and Morocco, skied the Swiss Alps, and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. She is a Rider University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and master’s degree in business communication.