ISA Veritas U.S. Team

Bridget Naphen: Program Manager, South Africa

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.



ISA Veritas Cape Town Team

Ouma Mpela, Resident Director

Ouma was born in a small town called Litchenburg in the North Province of South Africa. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Potchefstroom, and in 1998 she began her postgraduate studies in Human Resources Management at the University of Cape Town. In 2000 Ouma joined the staff of the International Academic Programmes Office (IAPO) at the University of Cape Town. Ouma is member of NAFSA in the US, as well as the International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA). Ouma is married and enjoys spending her free time with her two children. 


Wesley, ISA Veritas Mentor