Grant Leslie, MBA

Director of Program Development

Grant is a former 3-sport college athlete who studied abroad during graduate school at Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. Over the last nine years, he's developed dozens of programs to serve student-athletes from nearly every NCAA sport working with coaches, athletics directors, international education professionals and university faculty. Grant is responsible for university relations and identifying unique opportunities and partners abroad to facilitate new program development.



Josh Erickson, MBA

Director of Program Operations

Josh is a former college basketball player and college basketball coach who lived abroad in Costa Rica for five years managing program operations and international staff. He was the Head Coach of the Costa Rica Men's National Basketball Team, the Costa Rica Women's National Team and top professional teams in the country. Josh manages partner relationships and program delivery across all programs and sports ensuring a smooth transition from program planning to execution.



Megan Theiller

Program Manager

Megan was a decorated scholar-athlete who left an impressive legacy as a 3-year captain on her Division I volleyball team at Fairfield University. Megan initially joined our team as a part of Beyond Sports' GLASS initiative, where she served as a Mentor and co-founder of the program. Megan is in her third year of living on our Beyond Sports Campus in Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica. She plays a critical role in overseeing the enrollment of our SAA programs, ensuring that students are matched up with an opportunity of a lifetime.



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Kris Brackmann

Enrollment Coordinator & Spain Site Director

Kris was a former DIII basketball standout. She led her team to four league championships and was awarded numerous athletic and academic honors. She remains a competitive athlete, participating in Spanish beach volleyball leagues. Kris joined Student-Athletes Abroad as the Valencia Coordinator in 2019. She continues to play an important role managing student enrollment and coordinating travel logistics for our programs in and around Spain. 




Silvia Betancourt

Costa Rica Site Director

Silvia is one of Costa Rica's most accomplished athletes having played Division I soccer and basketball in the United States. She received all-conference honors on the field and in the classroom. Silvia has represented her country on both the Costa Rica National Soccer and Basketball Teams. Prior to joining our organization, she directed programs for Special Olympics of Costa Rica and continues to manage the Beyond Sports - Special Olympics partnership as a member of Special Olympics' Board of Directors.



Nawaal Nacerodien

South Africa Site Director

Nawaal has traveled the world through the game of softball as a member of the South Africa National Team. She studied Sports and Recreation Management at the University of the Western Cape. Nawaal joined us from The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, a global non-profit which supports 20 inspiring sport for development organizations in South Africa and more than 150 organizations in 35 different countries across the globe.