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The University of Queensland North America Office
805 15th Street NW, Suite 610
Washington, DC 20005 USA
Tel: +1 202 495 3668
Fax: +1 202 495 3669

UQ North America Staff

Ms Jen Nielsen Kane, Associate Director – Education Jen

Jen joined UQ in June 2011, having previously served as Education Manager at the Embassy of Australia in Washington, DC. Prior to joining the Australian government in 2005, Jen spent two years working for IDP Education in Washington and Sydney.

Jen is responsible for business development in the USA, including developing and managing key partnerships and relationships and increasing the number of research collaborations with strategic partners.

Tel: +1 202 495 3670

ErinPortraitMs Erin Baldwin, Strategic Project Manager – North America 

Erin joined UQ in December 2015, having previously worked with the Australian Trade Commission as the Assistant Education Manager. She holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of Kent and studied abroad at the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle, Australia.

Erin is currently working on a special project to look at UQ’s engagement in Canada across research, teaching and corporate networks.

Tel: +1 202 495 3674

Tabitha_VerticalMs Tabitha M. Powell, Advancement Manager

Tabitha joined UQ in September 2015 after 14 years in advancement roles at Georgetown University and 10 years of working with various volunteer boards.

Tabitha’s primary responsibilities include providing operational support to The University of Queensland in America Foundation and helping to execute UQ’s North America engagement strategy. She is a double-alumna from Georgetown University with a Bachelors in Religious Studies and Masters in International Affairs.


Tel: +1 202 495 3671


Ms Zhenya Tochenaya, Administrative Assistant

Zhenya joined UQ in May 2014 after working for many years as a program analyst supporting the US Federal Government. At UQ, she provides part-time general administrative support and keeps the office in good working order. Zhenya is an avid musician and teaches guitar lessons.

Tel: +1 202 495 3676

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