On-Site Office & Staff

ISA Veritas U.S. Team

Katie Chaffin: Program Manager, Czech Republic

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Katie received her Bachelors in Management with a concentration in Sustainability from UMass Amherst in 2017. While in school, she discovered her love of travel when she studied abroad in Prague with ISA. After graduation, she moved to Texas and served for one year as an Americorps member working in K-12 schools in Austin, which strengthened her love of working with students. She has also worked as a farm and garden manager, and at various summer camps. In her free time, Katie loves to go camping, bake, and play guitar. She is excited to work with students and help them on their study abroad journeys!

Email: katherine.chaffin@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