Lauren Meregalli Ferrer is the Director within Rutgers Global—Study Abroad. In this role, Lauren oversees daily operation of the office, manages study abroad policies and process, supports program development, and leads an advising team in promoting study abroad opportunities. She also works closely with Rutgers faculty to design and deliver a growing portfolio of short-term programs.
For the past 12 years, Lauren has worked in various roles in higher education — advising undeclared students, administering service-learning programs, and creating opportunities to engage in global learning and study abroad.
Lauren Winogron works in Rutgers Global–Study Abroad as the Assistant Director 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 degree 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.
Catherine Charlton is the Resident Director in the UK and Ireland. She has been affiliated with Rutgers since 1986 when she completed her Masters in Public Health. For more than 10 years, Catherine worked on campus as an Assistant Dean at Rutgers College and then Dean of Students at Mason Gross, and currently works with Rutgers Undergraduate Admissions recruiting future Scarlet Knights from across Western Europe. In her career she also worked for NYU and Juilliard in student affairs. Catherine has lived in England since 2007 with her English husband, their two dogs and several chickens and is actively involved in her community working to protect the natural landscape where she lives. She also works hard to get Americans living outside of the USA to vote from abroad.
If you are a student with a question or a problem while studying abroad, please alert your resident director first, as she is best situated to help you while you are abroad.
Resident Director, UK and Ireland
Tel: (011 44) (0)7714 625 674