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Global Engagement Team

Global Engagement Team

On behalf of the Provost’s Office, the Global Engagement Team (GET) is responsible for providing consultation, support services, and infrastructure for U-M Schools/Colleges/Units offering education abroad programs and placements for U-M students. Developing and maintaining resources for international travel health and safety, we respond to travel emergencies and critical incidents abroad. We also offer pre-departure workshops for faculty, staff, and students as well as manage the M-Compass and travel registry systems.

Global Engagement Team Members

On behalf of the Provost’s Office, our team is ready to assist and advise.

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Valeria Bertacco
Vice Provost for Engaged Learning, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

In her role as vice provost, Valeria advocates for and supports university initiatives that create opportunities for action-based and engaged student learning, including such opportunities as international experiences, community-based curricular experiences, undergraduate student research, student projects, and co-curricular experiences.
Wyatt Boykin
International Travel Safety Coordinator

In his role as the international travel safety coordinator, Wyatt assists pre-departure international travelers to develop/submit safety plans for ITOC review. Along with monitoring international health, safety, and security conditions, and alerting travel safety GET members of major concerns for U-M travelers, he creates, maintains and delivers up-to-date pre-departure health and safety orientations as requested. Wyatt provides general support for international travelers, including assistance with identifying relevant campus resources, completing U-M international travel requirements, obtaining and understanding travel-abroad health insurance, and guidance for specific health, safety, and travel logistics issues.

For general inquiries, email, which goes to all of the GET travel safety members. For overseas emergencies, please follow instructions on Global Michigan.
(734) 647-3517
Amy Carey
Assistant Vice Provost for International Engagement

Among other aspects of her role, Amy leads the Global Engagement Team. Working closely with Education Abroad units and other central units in advancing international and multicultural experiences for U-M students, she promotes, facilitates, and supports connections with the university’s strategic international partners.

For general inquiries, email For international agreements, contact
(734) 615-9206
Heidi Doyle
IT Project Manager

Heidi serves as the primary technical contact and system administrator for Terra Dotta systems: M-Compass and the University Travel Registry. Providing technical and operational support to administrative and end users, she is responsible for system access procedures, including oversight of business owner approval, as well as creating and maintaining training modules and documentation. Heidi compiles U-M education-abroad annual reports, produces interactive dashboards, and responds to global engagement and travel registry data requests.

Data requests, support issues with M-Compass, and other requests can be directed to Email for assistance with the University Travel Registry.
(734) 647-3518
Cindy Kerschbaum
Technical Coordinator

Cindy consults with education-abroad advisors to design and maintain professional quality program web pages, with a focus on student audience, while meeting U-M standards and unit-level business needs. Responding to incident and technical support requests from students, faculty, and staff, Cindy approves system access requests, provides training to administrative users, and creates documentation that supports user experience.

Support issues with M-Compass and other requests can be directed to
(734) 647-3631
Patrick Morgan
Chief International Safety Officer

Patrick leads the travel safety GET members (Int’l Travel Safety Manager and Int’l Travel Safety Coordinator) who liaise with U-M units to provide clear safety and emergency guidance, to share best practices related to traveler safety, and to convey U-M policy guidelines. Managing U-M policy related to international travel (particularly the International Travel Policy SPG 601.31), he chairs the International Travel Oversight Committee (ITOC). Patrick also provides training for responding to international incidents to the U-M community, in particular for units who manage some of their travelers’ international incidents and program leader workshops.

For general inquiries, email, which goes to all of the GET travel safety members. For overseas emergencies, please follow instructions on Global Michigan.
(734) 763-8840
Janelle Pangilinan
Global Engagement Project Manager

Janelle leads and executes large-scale, high-level projects that serve all U-M units. Managing professional development and monthly meetings for the U-M International Education Network, she provides pre-departure consultation and orientation sessions for U-M units with students traveling overseas on topics such as intercultural competence and communication, travel preparation, and navigating diverse personal identities abroad. Janelle manages campus-wide outreach efforts and marketing campaigns and develops promotional materials to complement unit-level efforts to support education abroad.

For general inquiries, email
(734) 764-7852
Ayesha Usmani
International Travel Safety Manager

Ayesha conducts risk assessments to determine U-M Country Risk Ratings. Serving as backup International Travel Oversight Committee (ITOC) Chair and as a 24/7 on-call emergency responder to manage international incidents and send wellness checks to U-M travelers abroad as necessary. She co-facilitates workshops for U-M units that manage student incidents that occur internationally and shares best practices related to traveler safety, and develops and modifies processes pertaining to travel health and safety.

For general inquiries, email, which goes to all of the GET travel safety members. For overseas emergencies, please follow instructions on Global Michigan.
(734) 764-2395