On-Site Office & Staff

ISA Veritas U.S. Team

Kat Clark: Program Manager - Seville, Spain

Kat graduated from the University of Arkansas with a major in Communications and minors in Spanish and Sustainability. She attended a study abroad program in Madrid, Spain and was greatly impacted by her educational courses, fascinating new friends, and the beautiful culture that surrounded her. Upon graduation, Kat headed back to Spain, this time to the Canary Islands, to teach English! Next, her journey led her back to her home state of Arkansas to participate in an AmeriCorps service term focused on teaching garden and nutrition education to elementary-aged students. Kat is passionate about creating sustainable communities, traveling, and pursuing hobbies like cooking, yoga, and gardening. Through her position as Program Manager, Kat is excited to aid students as they enrich their educational experience and embark on an adventure of a lifetime!

Email: kat.clark@worldstrides.com


Will Chavez: Program Manager - Valencia, Spain

Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico Will graduated from the University of New Mexico with a double major in Political Science and International Studies. As an undergrad Will had the opportunity to study abroad in Madrid, Spain. His favorite thing about Spain is the 'no pasa nada' mentality and the blissful feeling of riding the metro home after a long day. Upon returning home he began working with his university's international education office where he built strong relationships with many in the international community. Upon graduation Will left to explore the world and found a job teaching English in rural Thailand. He now spends his time mountain biking, working out, and of course travelling.

Email: wilfred.chavez@worldstrides.com


ISA Veritas Seville Team*

Enrique López, Director of Spanish Operations/ISA Resident Director

As a child in Salamanca, Spain, Enrique, known as Quique by his friends and family, dreamed of becoming a soccer star, but sensibly studied Humanities at the University of Salamanca. He went on to work for the university, guiding tours and excursions for study abroad students. His natural people skills and love of passing on his knowledge of Spanish history and culture turned this job into a career, leading him to move to Seville, beginning his work with ISA in 2001. After several years, he became Resident Director yet still continues to feel passionate about his work and the new challenges he faces, while still enjoying a bit of soccer through his children.


ISA Veritas Valencia Team

Manuel Gutierrez, Resident Director

Manuel "Manu" Gutiérrez Olavarría began working with ISA in 2001 as a Resident Dirctor in several ISA sites: Sevilla, Santander,  Barcelona, and is now in Valencia. Manu enjoys being surrounded by different cultures and believes this aspect of the job is the most rewarding. 


María Vilar, Student Services Coordinator

Maria was born in Peru and moved to Spain when she was 5 years old. When she was 13 she took part in an exchange with an Italian School. Later, at 16 years old, she did another exchange with a school in the Netherlands and again at 18 with a school in the United States. After finishing high school she lived in London for 3 years to experience the culture and the lifestyle. 
She enjoys studying tourism and loves to travel, her latest adventure was a month long solo trip to Thailand. She loves to explore new countries and meet new people, with a burning desire to learn about different cultures and lifestyles from around the world. She is delighted to be working with ISA to give students the best possible experience during their stay in Valencia.

Carey and Sharon, ISA Veritas Seville Mentors


*View the full Seville team here