On-Site Office & Staff

ISA Veritas U.S. Team

Bridget Naphen: Program Manager, Czech Republic

Bridget Naphen graduated from Clark University with a Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy. Although she was not able to study abroad while she was in college her passion for wildlife conservation lead her on a journey to South Africa post graduation. After countless hours spent analyzing data and literature relating to African wildlife, she was awestruck to able to witness these magnificent creatures in their native environments - while soaking up a wealth of knowledge that never could have been obtained behind a computer or book. This experience opened her eyes to the power international travel has to stimulate understanding and support for issues across the globe. Bridget is overjoyed to begin a new journey with ISA to help others embark on life changing adventures of their own.

Email: bridget.naphen@studiesabroad.com

 

ISA Veritas Prague Team

Daniela Procházka, Resident Director

Daniela has been ISA's Resident Director in Prague since 2008. She graduated from the University of Economics in Prague with a Master's degree in Human Relations Studies and International Trade. In 2004, Daniela spent 6 months on the Work and Travel Program in the USA in New Jersey. In order to improve her knowledge of economics and HR, she also studied at the University in Zurich in 2006. She has taught English at the Institute of Language and Preparatory Studies of the Charles University since 2002. Daniela enjoys spending time with her family and friends, loves playing beach volleyball, traveling, learning languages and likes good coffee. Her professional background and energetic personality make her a great asset to the ISA team.

 

Lucie Smitkova, Student Services Coordinator

Lucie joined the ISA family during the summer of 2009. In spring 2010, Lucie graduated from the Faculty of Education at Charles University with a Master's degree in English Language and Literature and German Language and Literature. Lucie provides Czech language tutorials for ISA students wanting to improve their language skills, and is dedicated to making the student experience in Prague an excellent one. She loves traveling and has been to almost every country in Western Europe. In an effort to improve her language and teaching skills, Lucie spent one year in Germany attending the University of Bonn specializing in German, American, and English literature. She also spent time in Florida where her interactions with American and international students showed her the unique opportunity to help students join two worlds together and while sharing the beauties of the Czech Republic.

 

Brian, ISA Veritas Mentor