Staff

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Paulette G. Curtis, Ph.D. 

Faculty Director of Undergraduate and Pre-College Programs & AnBryce Scholars Initiative
Concurrent Instructor in Anthropology

Education: A.B. Social Anthropology, Harvard College
Ph.D. Anthropology, Harvard University

Bio: As Faculty Director of Pre-College Programs, Dr. Curtis is responsible for the vision and management of Study Abroad: Rome, Study Abroad: Ireland, Summer Scholars, and Leadership Seminars, from developing tracks to working with faculty and staff on the academic and related aspects of the programs.

Originally hailing from New Orleans, Paulette loves good food (hence the New Orleans part), loves great Science Fiction and interesting spaces (hence the teaching part), and has a beautiful husky named Clark Kent, whom she'd love to turn into Superman himself.  She is also a some-time singer with a killer voice who desires to make it as a "semi-professional," but hasn't figured out a way to make that happen.


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Angie Yugo

Associate Director

Education: B.S., Indiana University Bloomington, Marketing/Advertising

Bio: Angie oversees the day-to-day function of the Office of Pre-College Programs. She also facilitates the review of ​student ​applications​ through hiring , training​ and managing application readers. Angie, in partnership with Kristina Wright, ​recruits,​ trains ​and oversees ​the Pre-College summer ​resident ​counseling staff​. ​She is the primary contact for the office’s community-based organizational partnerships, and conducts targeted recruiting campaigns. ​

Before coming to Notre Dame she was a stay-at-home mom, raising three children and later became a local Real Estate agent.

Angie loves hiking, traveling, reading, cooking​ and spending as much time as she can with her two grandchildren​. She has a rescued cat named Figaro, and not-so-secretly loves making Halloween costumes!


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Erin Hall

Program Coordinator

Education: B.A., Indiana University, English Creative Writing & Literary Criticism, Minor in Photography

Bio: Erin is the creative mind behind the Pre-College social media presence, promotional materials, and website. When Erin’s not crafting witty tweets and designing emails, she also helps capture the action through photography and videography during the Summer Scholars and Leadership Seminars programs, works with Pre-College faculty to coordinate their courses, and serves on the Pre-College application review committee.

A firm proponent of living with reckless abandon, Erin loves discovering new hobbies, projects, and skills. She enjoys writing and performing poetry, slaying at karaoke, and traveling the world. She can solve a Rubik's Cube in one minute flat, knows pi to 50 digits, and couldn't possibly live in a world without stiletto heels.


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Kristina Wright

Program Coordinator

Education: B.A. International Development and Communications - Avondale College, NSW, Australia. 
M.A. International and Community Development - Deakin University, VIC, Australia (in progress)

Bio: Kristina ​is our international aficionado! She is the on-site coordinator for​ our Study Abroad Programs in Italy and Ireland, ​traveling with the students to ensure a safe and extraordinary summer experience.​ As well as collaborating with the ND global gateways and faculty abroad, ​Kristina works with faculty and staff on campus​ ​to develop programs and events for Summer Scholars and Leadership​ ​Seminars​. Additionally, ​Kristina recruits and trains the summer resident counselors along with Associate Director, Angie Yugo, and is closely involved in ​​Pre-College recruiting and application review.​ ​​When she's not ​carting with her Bernese Mountain Dog​,​ Sierra, Kristina ​is usually visiting her family in Europe, playing ice hockey, table tennis, soccer, or tennis, working on a community project and still finishing her home renovation. She is a foodie​, ​lucid dreamer​ and has lived on four continents​.​


Kevin McAbee

Program Coordinator

Education: B.S., University of Notre Dame, Biological Sciences
M.S., Western Michigan University, Biological Sciences

Bio: Kevin is a 2001 Notre Dame graduate, and is our resident scientist! He holds a Bachelor of Science from Notre Dame in Biological Sciences, and a Master of Science from Western Michigan University.  He is responsible for coordinating our Science and Technology courses for both Summer Scholars and our Leadership Seminars, as well as developing and maintaining compliance policies for our programs.  Kevin is a homegrown talent, enjoys live music concerts and is an avid sports fan.  He is also the proud owner of 2 National Championship rings earned via softball, which he will gladly show off any time while on a quest for ring #3! 


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Curtis Urban

Program Coordinator

Education: B.A., The Ohio State University, History
M.A., Miami University, History
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, History

Bio: Curtis is our data guy. While developing programs and events for Summer Scholars and Leadership Seminars in collaboration with ND faculty, Curtis primarily manages our online application tools. Additionally, Curtis serves as our chief liaison to Shared Services, collecting data to generate surveys and reports for the Enrollment Division. Curtis also serves on the Pre-College application review committee and is involved in recruiting.

After loading up on schnitzel and bratwurst during a stint teaching in Heidelberg, Germany, Curtis returned to Indiana committed to ensuring students are equipped with the tools for future success. Apart from a mission to mold America’s future leaders, Curtis loves pretending he’s a foodie, coming up with names for his future Australian Labradoodle, and dominating cornhole at college football tailgates. A native Ohioan in love with the Midwest, Curtis does takes the occasional trip to Europe because… well, Europe!


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Amy Minnick 

Administrative Assistant

Education: Kent State University, B.A. in American Studies, Minor in Art and Architecture

Bio: A die-hard Irish fan, Amy is an expert in all things Notre Dame, and is the point of contact for all of your Pre-College questions! She also assists the Pre-College staff with programming, finances, and day-to-day administration.
 
Amy is proud mom to a son, Quinlan, and cat, Schuyler Colfax. She is secretly an excellent baton twirler, and absolutely cannot live without Diet Wild Cherry Pepsi. Her superpower is "what-if"ing- she can think of every possible scenario and plan accordingly!