Professional Staff

Naomi Olson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Study Abroad Director

Education Ph.D. Slavic Languages & Literatures, UW Madison 

B.A. Russian, Grinnell College
International experience: 
Taught writing, language, and culture classes abroad (Moscow, Russia, and Malawi, Africa) and in the U.S. (UW-Madison, DU). Traveled extensively; lived in Russia, Ukraine, Malawi, and New Zealand
Favorite part of Regis: Engaged students willing to seek out challenges
Favorite thing about living in Denver: People here are eager to make meaningful friendships

Lisa Hertel, M.A., ISSS Coordinator

Education: M.A. Psychology, Regis University
B.A. Music, Fort Hays State University
B.S. Anthropology, University of New Mexico
International experience:
Traveled abroad to Western Europe & the UK. Has advised international students and scholars since 2008
Favorite part of Regis: Our beautiful campus and Jesuit-based education
Favorite thing about living in Denver: The outdoor recreation that so many of us take advantage of here

Sherri MontagneAdministrative Coordinator

B.S. Political Science, Colorado State University
International experience:
Traveled abroad to Ireland, Canada, and Mexico
Has assisted Regis’ international and study abroad students since 2015
Favorite part of Regis: Our students, our mission and our trees.
Favorite thing about living in Denver: Red Rocks, the hiking trails, and 300 days of sunshine

Student Workers

Anisha Ligal, MS in Accounting (Graduate level)

Hometown: Pokhara, Nepal

Favorite thing about Regis:  I would consider the best thing about Regis would be the beauty of it and the location surrounded by trees and it's just gorgeous.  Apart, it's good to know that the knowledge and qualification from Regis is highly sought after by the employers.

Most memorable experience studying in the U.S.:  Studying in the U.S. has been amazing, life enriching and challenging in many ways.  But I enjoyed it and find meaning in my life.  To me the most memorable experience studying in the U.S. is the time, dedication and effort I put together in the project with my friends.

Advice to international students coming to Regis:  You don't have to feel nervous or overwhelmed because in the next coming weeks you are going to make a ton of friends and build a ton of relationships.

Alexandra Hartmann, Nursing major (Junior)

Hometown: Bailey, CO

Study Abroad experience: Berlin, Germany

Most memorable experience studying abroad: Getting to travel all around Europe and experience so many beautiful sights.

Advice to those who want to study abroad: Don't let challenges become road blocks.  A Lot of difficulties come up during the process, but in the end it might be a life changing event.

In her free time: Writes and paints


Melissa Rangel, Environmental Science major/Business and Biology minors (Senior)

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Study Abroad experience: Wroclaw, Poland

Most memorable experience studying abroad: Traveling around Europe and being able to get lost and find my way back.

Advice to those who want to study abroad: Do not be afraid to get lost!

In her free time: I like to watch movies with friends and relax.  I am always busy, so I value my down-time.

Mikaella Weaver, Business major/Sociology minor (Senior)

Hometown: Denver, CO

Study Abroad experience: Bologna, Italy

Most memorable experience studying abroad: Spending time with new friends, the food, and teaching English to Italians.

Advice to those who want to study abroad: It may seem scary to study abroad, but it is totally worth it.  You really get to know yourself and get to meet amazing people along the way. 

In her free time: 
I love going on hikes, hanging out with friends and family, and relaxing.