Wisconsin in Scotland

Meet the Staff

Your on-site staff will be invaluable resources to you throughout your experience. Learn about the staff below, and be sure to utilize their expertise when you're in Scotland!

Patty Watters

Resident Director of Operations and Student Life

Patty has been Resident Director of Operations and Student Life of the Experience Scotland program since August 2007 and she loves Scotland. She came to the program with several years of experience working in various areas of student affairs including International Studies, Residence Life, Career Services, Greek Life, and Human Resources. Most recently, Patty was a Resident Director at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. Patty served two years as Assistant Coordinator of the St. Cloud State Centre for British Studies just south of the Scottish/English border in Alnwick, England. She earned her Master of Arts in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio and her Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. Patty loves working with students, especially in the unique living and learning environment created on programs like Experience Scotland. Patty married a Brit in January 2010, so she plans to stay in Scotland for a long time! Patty and her wife Natalie enjoy traveling and learning about different cultures, seeing films, cooking (and subsequently eating), and the Experience Scotland program.

Our administrative office staff are based on the UW-River Falls campus. We are here to assist you throughout your application process, during your time abroad, and after your return. We look forward to working with you!

Sonja Johnson_Program Associate

Sonja Johnson has been working with the Experience Scotland program since 2010. A lifelong traveler, she enjoys visiting different places, seeing new things, taking local transportation, and trying new foods. As a Peace Corps Volunteer she developed a love of experiencing a place rather than just visiting. Any spare time is spent keeping her Wheaten Terrier, Shay, from digging up the garden and harassing the pet chickens. Sonja is excited to share her passion for the Experience Scotland program with students and faculty.

Kelsey McLean Program Coordinator

Kelsey McLean's love for Scotland began the spring of her sophomore year during her own Dalkeith House study abroad experience. Kelsey's time as a student in Scotland affirmed her desire to work in a university setting. Kelsey is grateful for the opportunities she has had to travel throughout the U.S. and abroad - to learn new things, in new places, from new people and perspectives - so loves working in a role where she is able to help students pursue their own study abroad experiences.

Lake Superior State University

Marc Boucher
Phone: 906-635-2404

Normandale Community College

Aimee DuBois
Phone: 952-358-8693

UW-River Falls

Office of International Education
102 Hagestad Hall
Phone: 715-425-3238
Email: or


Office of International Programs
Anya Russom, Study Away Coordinator
337 Old Main
Phone: 715-394-8020

Murray State University

Christy D'Ambrosio, Education Abroad Advisor
22 Lovett Auditorium
Phone: 270-809-4270

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Academic Programs Abroad
Office of International Education UC 226
Phone: 361-825-2688


International Student Services/Study Abroad Office (ISS/SA)
Laine Philippa
Phone: 262-595-3215 or 262-595-2701
Email: or


Office of International Education
70 Harvey Hall
Phone: 715-232-2132


Office of Global Experiences
McCutchan Hall, Room 204
Phone: 262-472-5759

Contact Us

Experience Scotland
174 Rodli Hall


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