Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, Amaya joined the Education Abroad & Exchanges team in May of 2017. She graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Marketing and a minor in Spanish & Latino Studies from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP). During her undergraduate career, she studied abroad in Valencia, Spain through the University of Virginia’s Hispanic Studies Program where she immersed herself in Spanish culture both in and out of the classroom. As a dual citizen by birth, Amaya has traveled to various cities throughout Spain, becoming familiar with their unique histories and characteristics. Although a newcomer to the Big Blue Nation, she hopes to have a significant impact on students’ lives, encouraging them to participate in education abroad opportunities. Amaya continued her education at USFSP and received her Masters of Business Administration in May of 2015 with a focus in Marketing and Global Business. In her free time, she likes to spend time outdoors with her golden retriever, Nena.
About Amaya DeVicente Payne