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.
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!
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.
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!
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 takes the occasional trip to Europe because… well, Europe!
Education: B.A., Taylor University, Visual Art
Bio: Jessica is our social media coordinator (#GoIrish). She has a passion for seeing students thrive in a college setting while they pursue their dreams for the future. She loves all things creative, especially if it can be found on Pinterest. Jessica is also known for taking part in trivia competitions, with her golden (snitch) achievement being placing in a Harry Potter themed event. She is also an advocate for Love Justice International, an organization she worked with in Nepal dedicated to eradicating human trafficking and providing homes for orphans.
Kelly Jo Mikel
Education: B.S., Western Governors University, Business Management
Bio: 'The Voice of Pre-College,' Kelly Jo is the first point of contact for all of your Pre-College questions! She also assists the Pre-College staff with programming, day-to-day administration, and managing finances. While business may be her first priority, she is also passionate about caring for animals and has an extensive veterinary assisting background.
Education: Ball State University, BA and MA in Elementary Education, PhD in Early Childhood Education, cognate in Special Education. Indiana University, endorsement in Middle School Social Studies