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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.


Katrina Koski

Global Engagement Coordinator
510-664-5379 currently working remotely; please email

Katrina joined the Global Engagement Office in February 2020 after serving as a management consultant in the private sector for Dale Carnegie, a global learning and development organization. Skilled in cross-cultural negotiation and international conflict resolution, she served as a civil mediator for the Los Angeles Superior Court system and as a project manager and speechwriter for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, France. At Pepperdine, Katrina earned a B.A. in Psychology with minors in French, Nonprofit Management, and Conflict Management, and then attended law school where she received a Master's in Dispute Resolution (MDR). Katrina is bilingual in French and English, having traveled, studied, and worked extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Passionate about enhancing international cooperation, Katrina looks forward to more opportunities to facilitate global dialogue between UC Berkeley and its international partners. 

Through July 2021 our office is currently working remotely due to COVID-19

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