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

Erin Baldwin, Chief Representative - 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.

Erin will be acting for Jen Kane, who will be on maternity leave in 2016. Erin’s primary responsibilities include implementing strategies and developing high performing relationships in North America across research, teaching and corporate networks.
Tel: +1 202 495 3674

Ms 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 Jen Nielsen Kane, Associate Director – Education

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.

Please note that Jen Kane will be on maternity leave from 18 December 2015 to mid-January 2017 and will not be responding to emails or phone calls. Please contact Erin Baldwin, Chief Representative – North America, in her absence.
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