Rhondine Petrof (she/her), Founder and CEO of Toucan Education Programs, shares how her study abroad company inspires entrepreneurship and growth while contributing to the Belizean community.
Kisha Hugh-Abban (she/her), a Jamaican-American, shares how she started her career as a School Counselor in China and her advice to international schools seeking to be more inclusive.
Cheryl-Ann Weekes (she, her) is a Barbadian school counselor that has built a career working internationally. Passionate in advocacy for mental health, boundaries, and positive self-talk, Cheryl-Ann uses her experience to help support and create connections with her students.
Kimberly Hall is a Jamaican music educator living and working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. With experience developing a culture of learning and inciting a love for music in all students, she views lifelong learning as her guide to exploring the world.
Rebecca Johnson (she/her), a Korean-American, shares how she creates more inclusive, sustainable international programs and resources on campus as the only study abroad staff of color across her university.
A first-generation Thai-American, shares how her experience as a volunteer English teacher in her parents’ home country inspired her to work to support international students struggling to adjust cross-culturally.
Noora A. Alie (she/her) remembers the struggles of her Arab immigrant parents and uses these early memories to support international students as they transition to their studies in the U.S.
Michael Ziadat (he/his), the proud son of immigrants and a first-generation Arab American, felt a life-calling to support the needs of learners by helping them break through academic, social, linguistic, cultural, and economic barriers. Michael’s decade-long work in international education, ESL, and adult education shines through in his advocacy to highlight the diversity within Arab identity.
Avishta Seeras (she/her), Creator and Producer of the Lingua-Cultura Experience, create multilingual spaces to connect, share, learn from one another, and practice languages.
Tanith Fowler Corsi (she/her), WASAN founder, thrive in cross-cultural and global environments while helping others to do the same.