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Meet Your Study Abroad Team

Brenda Lara Brenda Lara
Study Abroad Specialist

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Major: Criminal Justice
My name is Brenda Lara and I am a Study Abroad Specialist at the Center for Learning and Advancement. I am also part of the Honors Institute and my major is Criminal Justice. Having an interest in law inspired me to join the Justice Club at GCU. Dancing is my favorite hobby, but I enjoy anything ranging from scoring goals on a soccer field or losing in a video game to my cousins. Our fast-growing Study Abroad program offers that college adventure that every student looks forward to and I am ready to assist you for an unforgettable experience!

Mally McGarity Mally McGarity
Study Abroad Specialist
Hometown: Tucson, AZ
Major: Elementary Education with an Emphasis in Math
My name is Mally McGarity and I am a freshman here at Grand Canyon University.  In the Center for Learning and Advancement, I work as a Study Abroad Specialist to help students prepare and complete the requirements to study in a new part of the world. When I am not in class, I compete on GCU's track team as a heptathlete and I love to participate in other sports as well. It is my passion to help others and serve in our community and I am very excited to continue in God's plan!