Our Staff

Ingrid Galinat

Ingrid Galinat

Director, PDSO

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Byron Nichols

Byron Nichols

Assistant Director, DSO, ARO

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Javier Burrows

Javier Burrows

Coordinator, International House and Study Abroad 

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Cannon Connell

Cannon F. Connell

Administrative Assistant

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International House Resident Assistants

Yuliana Mata Mora

Yuliana Mata Mora, Costa Rica

Resident Assistant

Yuliana is from San Jose, Costa Rica. She is a junior majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in French. In her free time, she enjoys reading and learning new languages.

Christian Strachan

Christian Strachan, The Bahamas

Resident Assistant

Christian is from The Bahamas majoring in Marine Biology. One of his long-term goals is to ensure conservation of marine ecosystems and species especially within small island countries. He enjoys traveling, listening to music, and sharing his culture with others.

Kaya Knox

Kaya Knox, USA

Resident Assistant

Kaya Knox is from Anniston Alabama. She is a junior majoring in Theater Performance with a completed minor in Music. Some hobbies of hers are singing, playing video games, and learning new languages.

David Mejia

David Mejia, Honduras

Resident Assistant 

David Mejia is originally from San Pedro Sula, Honduras. He is a junior, majoring in Applied Manufacturing Engineering with a concentration in Design and Automation. Over the summer he worked with Vulcan Line Tools, a Birmingham company that works in the power industry. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, playing pickle ball, and hanging out with friends.