On-Site Office & Staff

ISA Veritas U.S. Team

Alyssa Segura: Program Manager, Czech Republic

Alyssa hails from Austin, Texas and graduated from St. Edward's University as a first-generation college student. As an undergraduate she studied in the Loire Valley and the Anjou province of France and has traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United Kingdom. Alyssa's interest to work in international education was inspired during her time as a peer mentor for first-time study abroad students in France. She is a film enthusiast, regularly attends pub quizzes, and enjoys Marvel comics, camping, and strong coffee.

Email: asegura@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.

 

Martin Holub, Assistant Resident Director/Housing Coordinator

Born and raised in Prague, Martin is a graduate of the Faculty of Education at Charles University in Prague, with majors in English and Pedagogy. During his studies, he spent a total of eight months in the United States, with 4 months in Maine and 4 months in New York. His greatest passion is undoubtedly comics, which also happens to be the focus of his PhD dissertation. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, reading, travelling, playing videogames and watching movies. He has been working for ISA since 2011 and still enjoys every single day of his job. His favorite thing about working with ISA is helping the students expand their horizons by getting to know another culture and another way of life.

 

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.

 

Tomas Uher, Academic and Housing Coordinator

Tomas joined the ISA Prague office in May 2016. He graduated from the Faculty of Education of Charles University in 2013 with a Master's degree in English and History. In search of new experience, he went to spend the summer of 2008 on the Work and Travel program in Maine which sparked his enthusiasm for traveling and learning about foreign lands and cultures. In 2011, he spent a semester at St. Patrick's College in Dublin as part of a student exchange program. During his studies, he worked as a part-time teacher, teaching English as a second language. After graduation, he worked as an international student advisor at Charles University. Tomas likes movies, traveling, rock climbing and other outdoor activities.

 

Jan Mottl, Student Services Coordinator

Jan studied at the Metropolitan University in Prague, where he finished five semesters of Media Studies in 2016. During this time he found interest and joy in meeting people from all around the world. He carried his affection for other cultures with him and never misses an opportunity to learn something new. For the last three years he has worked for BoulderBar, where he was appreciated for handling international customer services as well as website translations. During this time he also worked as a private English and math tutor. He is excited to share the beauty of the Czech Republic and its countryside with others.

 

Brian, ISA Veritas Mission Mentor