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Our Team

The Global Engagement Office is located in California Hall.

Ashley Prather Spinelli

Senior Global Engagement Specialist
510-642-5462  currently working remotely; please email

Ashley has over a decade of experience developing and managing strategic international partnerships and social impact initiatives in higher education and non-profit settings. Prior to joining UC Berkeley, she managed Fulbright research exchanges with the Institute of International Education (IIE), and academic program development and institutional relations for a study abroad organization that manages customized UC Berkeley and UCEAP study abroad programs. She holds an M.A. in International Educational Development from Columbia University and a B.A. in Global Studies from the University of Minnesota. Ashley has supported international partnerships and programs globally, studied abroad in Ghana and Italy, and lived in Peru, Colombia, and New Zealand. She enjoys working with faculty, staff, and senior administration to strengthen Berkeley's international ecosystem.


Alice Chia-Hua Tsai

Global Engagement Specialist
510-642-2547 currently working remotely; please email

Alice joined the Global Engagement Office in September 2019 after serving as Program Manager of the Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI), a central hub of global research and education at Berkeley designed to promote global research collaboration and graduate student education. Prior to UC Berkeley, Alice worked extensively in higher education administration and admissions as well as in the private sector, promoting language learning and international exchange initiatives. Alice holds an M.S. in Global Studies and International Affairs from Northeastern University in the US as well as an M.S. in International Marketing from Sheffield-Hallam University in the UK.



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