GTL Program Leadership

FYSA Georgia Tech-Lorraine

Program staff

Faculty Director

Dr. Vicki Birchfield

Professor and Co-Director for the Center for European and Transatlantic Studies

Vicki L. Birchfield is a Professor in The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech, Co-Director of the Center for European and Transatlantic Studies and Director of the study abroad program on the European Union and Transatlantic Relations. Dr. Birchfield received a DES from the Graduate Institute of International Studies from the University of Geneva, Switzerland (1993) and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Georgia (2000).

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Assistant Director

Lizzy LeRud, Ph.D.

Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Literature, Media, and Communication

Lizzy LeRud is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow in the Office of Undergraduate Education at Georgia Tech, supporting the First-Year Semester Abroad program. Dr. LeRud received a PhD in English from the University of Oregon (2017), and she held the 2018-19 NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Poetics at the Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University.

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Program Coordinator

Allie Crain

Undergraduate Outreach Coordinator, Georgia Tech-Lorraine

Allie Crain is the Undergraduate Outreach Coordinator for Georgia Tech-Lorraine, and is also the Program Coordinator for the First-Year Fall Abroad program. Need help deciding if the program is the right fit for you? Do your parents have questions about safety? Wondering about the logistics of life on our campus in France? Need to know where to find the best pastries in Metz? Just ask Allie!

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Tel: 404.894.2380