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Buenos Aires

Program Staff

Travis Hill-Weber

Travis A. Hill-Weber 

Director   

Travis.Hillweber@pepperdine.edu

Maria Tati Constanza

Maria "Tati" Constanza Guerrini

Assistant Director

Tati.Guerrini@pepperdine.edu

Katia Aguilera

Bookkeeper/Finance Coordinator

Katia.Aguilera@pepperdine.edu

Faculty-in-Residence 2023-2024

Daniel Overton

Dr. Daniel Overton

Professor of Communication
Office: CCB 253

Daniel Overton is an Associate Professor of Communication at Seaver College. He teaches courses in rhetoric, leadership, ethics, and public speaking. Daniel’s own experience studying abroad as a college student was transformative for him, and he is especially grateful to serve as faculty-in-residence to be part of the Buenos Aires transformative experience for others. Daniel has worked in congregational ministry, and he now regularly serves as a spiritual mentor on campus. The community-driven nature of international programs at Pepperdine with mentorship potential was the primary reason he applied to serve. Daniel is married to Elaine, and together they have three mostly delightful daughters.

Faculty-in-Residence 2024-2025

Dr. Cindy Miller-Perrin

Dr. Cindy Miller-Perrin

Dr. Cindy Miller-Perrin is a clinical psychologist and distinguished professor of psychology at Pepperdine University. Dr. Miller-Perrin enjoys teaching introductory psychology, developmental psychology, child clinical psychology, advanced research seminar, and positive psychology. Dr. Miller-Perrin has authored a number of books and numerous journal articles covering a range of topics, including child maltreatment, family violence, interventions to reduce physical punishment of children, positive psychology, vocation and life purpose, and faith development in college students. 

She is a HUGE fan of Pepperdine’s international programs because of their life changing impact on students. This will be her ninth time serving as visiting faculty having served previously three times in Florence, twice in Heidelberg, twice in Buenos Aires, and once in the East Africa program. She is married to Robin Perrin, a sociology professor here at Pepperdine, and they enjoy travelling, hiking, camping, and backpacking.

Robin Perrin

Dr. Robin Perrin

Robin Perrin received his doctorate in sociology from Washington State University in 1989. Following his doctoral studies he was an assistant professor of sociology at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington. Currently he is professor of sociology at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. Perrin's research interests and publications are in the areas of family violence, deviance theory, the social construction of social problems, and the sociology of religion. He is the coauthor of four books; Social Deviance: Being, Behaving, and Branding (with David Ward and Tim Carter, Allyn and Bacon, 1991), Child Maltreatment: An Introduction (with Cindy Miller-Perrin, Sage, 1999, 2007, 2012), Family Violence Across the Lifespan (with Ola Barnett and Cindy Miller-Perrin, Sage, 1997, 2005, 2011), and Violence and Maltreatment in Intimate Relationships. He is also the author or coauthor of numerous articles on a variety of topics including family violence, deviance theory, and the sociology of religion. At Pepperdine Professor Perrin teaches Introduction to Sociology, Deviant Behavior and Social Control, and Sociology of Religion. He is the recipient of the 2004 Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence.

Perrin is married to Cindy Miller-Pepperdine, who is also a Pepperdine professor (Clinical Psychology). The Perrins, both of whom graduated from Pepperdine, enjoy many activities together, including traveling, camping and backpacking, fly fishing, golf, and sailing. They live on the Pepperdine campus and have two adult children. Jacob (34) is married and a primary care physician in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Madison (29) is in graduate school (English) at Wake Forest University in North Carolina.

Both Robin and Cindy are IP alums, having attended Heidelberg as Pepperdine students. As Pepperdine faculty they have taught in Heidelberg twice (1995-1996, 2007-2008), Florence twice (1999, 2010-2011), East Africa (2010), and Buenos Aires twice (2015-2016, 2022-2023).

Faculty-in-Residence 2025-2026

Fall 2025

Yvette Ellis

Yvette Gellis

Visiting Assistant Professor of Arts

Yvette Gellis is a contemporary artist with an active exhibition program both nationally and internationally. She serves as a full-time Assistant Professor of Art at  Seaver College, where she teaches courses in drawing, painting, printmaking, and art fundamentals and design. Additionally, she has taught First Year Seminar and Chapel Connections at Seaver. 

Yvette skillfully weaves the spiritual foundation of Pepperdine's mission into her programs, providing students with a holistic and enriching experience. One of the most significant and profoundly impactful years of her life was spent as an undergraduate abroad in Aix-en-Provence. Yvette is now thrilled to help students embrace the experience of living in Buenos Aires. She views discovering and venturing into a new community as a welcome adventure and looks forward to sharing this journey with her students. 

Yvette is married to Andy, and together they have a son and daughter who are now young professionals pursuing their careers. They love the outdoors, enjoying activities like hiking, biking, and exploring new places as a family.

Updated: 9.6.23