ISA Veritas U.S. Team

Hannah Hamilton: Program Manager, Scotland

Born in Corvallis, OR, family stories of adventures and travels were joyfully shared and impressed upon Hannah at a young age. As an undergraduate at the University of Texas here in Austin, she jumped at the opportunity to circumnavigate the world aboard a ship. The experience was life-changing and led her to pursue a Master’s Degree in International and Comparative Education from The George Washington University. Hannah started at ISA in 2006 and worked closely with our programs in Morocco and Europe. After six years with ISA Hannah made the decision to stay home to raise her two children. She served on their school PTA board for four years, further fueling her interests of advocacy and equity in education. Having recently returned to ISA in 2021, Hannah is thrilled to continue advising students as they pursue their own international education efforts..



Brittany Lavornia: Program Manager, Scotland

Originally from little Rhode Island, Brittany acquired her desire for travel when studying abroad for a semester at the University of Roehampton in London, England. During this semester, she traveled the U.K. extensively and collected passport stamps from a dozen countries in Europe. Brittany received a B.S. in Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University and went on to join ISA in 2015 to advise on programs in England and Scotland.  She enjoys enabling students to gain the confidence and self-awareness that comes from studying abroad, and helping plan their big adventures! Brittany enjoys playing with her pitbull Amira, learning coding and graphic design, has started collecting passport stamps from Central America and the Caribbean, and helping her husband begin his collection, starting with Japan!



ISA Veritas Glasgow/Stirling Team

Mike Kurtyka, ISA Veritas Mentor

Originally from Hagerstown, MD, Mike earned his B.S. in Marketing from the University of Maryland - College Park. After working for Citibank for over 10 years, he moved to Europe to work with an international charity and eventually started his own business. Mike has now been in Glasgow for over 15 years and is a dual American and British citizen. In his spare time, he likes walking, spending time with his wife and 3 university aged children and exploring the highlands of Scotland. Mike believes that through study abroad, he can contribute to the personal growth and experiential learning of students and enjoys helping them explore Scotland!