CITRA is charged by the Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and chaired by the Senior Director of Global Safety. The committee is dedicated to supporting Penn’s wide variety of research, professional development and academic opportunities abroad while ensuring the health and safety of Penn travelers. 

CITRA primary functions include the development of international travel guidelines and the review of undergraduate travel requests to locations on the Heightened Risk Regions List.  All decisions made by CITRA related to undergraduate student requests to travel to high risk destinations include the input of both the staff and faculty members of the Committee, as well as appropriate faculty and staff representatives from the student’s school.  In addition, international experts from across the University may be called upon to provide regional expertise when needed.  

If you need to get in touch with CITRA, please e-mail


CITRA Members

Regina Abrami Professor of Political Science
Faculty Director, Global Program at The Lauder Institute
Artemis Koch Executive Director, Global Support Services
Justin McDaniel Professor of Religious Studies, Undergraduate Studies Chair
School of Arts and Sciences
Jaime Molyneux Senior Director of Global Safety
Office of Risk Management and Insurance
Kristyn Palmiotto Executive Director, Penn Abroad
Sarah Paoletti Practice Professor of Law; Director, Transnational Legal Clinic