Presenter information will continue to be added in the coming weeks.

Briaunna Z. Antoine

Presenting in: Best Practices in International Student Orientation
Briaunna earned her BA in Psychology from Bowling Green State University in 2010 and her MA in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from Ball State University in 2012. She began working in the International Office at UIUC in 2012. Her primary responsibilities include advising international students, faculty & staff on federal regulations and university policy and planning and coordinating new international student orientation for over 3,000 new students.


Abby Baric

Presenting in: The Power of Student Stories in Study Abroad Marketing, How Video is Dominating Study Abroad Digital Marketing

Abby Baric has been a PR professional for more than eight years developing and executing PR campaigns for international clients. Abby began her career in London, England, after she received her B.Sc in journalism from UIUC, and her M.A. in Public Relations from the University of the Arts London. Abby is now applying her international communications experience to her current role as Outreach Coordinator for IES Abroad. Abby is also an alumna of the IES Abroad London program.


Stephanie Brown

Presenting in: F1 Advanced, Advocating for International Higher Education in the Trump Era

Stephanie is the Associate Director in the International Student and Faculty Office at Northern Illinois University and is the current Chair of IEI. She has worked in the field for five years and genuinely enjoys the complicated problem solving that comes with working in ISSS. She has a passion for advocacy and really enjoys networking and serving others in the field through her role with IEI.


Marie Bushnell

Presenting in: Internship Opportunities with IEI

Marie joined the field of higher education three years ago and currently serves as a University Relations Coordinator in the Office for International Programs at Loyola University Chicago. In her role she support Loyola’s Global Centers, the John Felice Rome Center and the Vietnam Center. In addition to her work, Marie serves at an intern with IEI.


Mary Evelyn César

Presenting in: Understanding American Culture: Tips for Reducing Culture Shock

Have you ever wondered what your international students were thinking?   How does culture play a role in the way we communicate with one another? Through this interactive and humorous look at American culture, we will learn how to set our students up for success early in their acclimation to the U.S. This session will seek to improve your communication skills, help you understand yourself and your students better and provide takeaways for your next orientation.


Xiao (Lucas) Chen

Presenting in: Four-Phase Development Model for International Student Success
Lucas is an enthusiastic linguist, world traveler, and soccer player – he worked as a simultaneous interpreter, explored 17 nations via hitchhiking and couch-surfing, survived an adventure into the Amazon Forest, and founded an education philanthropy group to fulfill his ongoing mission to improve social justice. Holding a B.A. in Translation and a M.S. in Higher Education Administration and Policy, Lucas specializes in international education, global leadership coaching, and project management.


Karin Christoph Brown

Presenting in: Verification Resources for International Credential Evaluation
Karin began her career in international Education in 2001 as Coordinator of International Student Admission at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, enjoyed seven professionally formative years as Assistant, Associate and Director of International Admission at DePaul University in Chicago and has been the proud owner of One Earth International Credential Evaluations in Madison, WI since 2010. Karin has evaluated tens of thousands of international academic credentials from more than 150 countries and enjoys learning something new every day. An enthusiastic world traveler, devoted international educator, small business owner, wife and mother of two (three, if you count a 7lb chihuahua mix), daily meditation keeps Karin sane.


Katie Burke

Presenting in: Putting Together the Puzzle Pieces of Faculty Led Programs
As a College Relations Manager in the Customized Programs division of IES Abroad, Katie works with faculty and administrators at colleges and universities  to develop unique semester-long and short-term programs at IES centers around the world. Prior to joining IES Abroad Katie was a Study Abroad Advisor at Northeastern University in Boston and Salve Regina University in Rhode Island.  She holds an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Loyola University Chicago.


Marc Davidson

Presenting in: J-1 Basic WorkshopNow Boarding International and Study Abroad Student Connections through Programming and Social Media
Marc is the Assistant Director of International and Study Abroad Services in Benedictine University’s Office of International Programs and Services. He advises all F-1 and J-1 students and scholars as well as facilitating the university’s short terms study abroad programs. He has worked in the field for nearly a decade and been a staff member at BenU since 2008. He currently holds a BA in Social Sciences with a focus in History and is completing his MS in Management and Organizational Behavior. In addition to work, Marc likes to spend time at home with his amazing cats, likes to try new foods, and travel both domestically and internationally.


Catrina DeBord

Presenting in: Study Abroad 101
Catrina DeBord, International Programs Development Coordinator at Northwestern University, has been in the field of international education for over 10 years. She currently oversees undergraduate exchange and faculty-led programming throughout Europe and the Middle East. Catrina is involved with several volunteer and professional organizations including serving on numerous executive and advisory boards. Most recently, Catrina was honored to be selected to be a Fulbright Scholar and Germany IEA recipient.


Chris Deegan

Presenting in: Strengthening Professional Capacity for Enhanced Student Success
Chris is Executive Director of Study Abroad at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His three decades of professional experience in international education began as a joint doctoral degree fellow in historical geography at the University of Hawaii and East West Center’s Institute for Culture and Communication. He has a particular interest in encouraging students to study in non-traditional locations.


Tatyana Fertelmeyster

Presenting in: Challenges of Intercultural Communication: Listening, Silence, and Intentions, It’s All in Your Brain: Unconscious Bias and Intercultural Effectiveness, Staying Centered While the World is Spinning
Tatyana Fertelmeyster, MA, LCPC, a Founder and Principal of Connecting Differences, LLC is an intercultural and diversity consultant and trainer working both nationally and internationally. She came to the USA as a refugee in 1989. A graduate of Moscow State University (Russia) and Northeastern Illinois University, Tatyana has deep appreciation for complexities of adjusting to a new culture, studying in a foreign language, and navigating educational systems in different cultures.


Tim Goines

Presenting in: The Use of International Virtual Teams to Teach Cross-Cultural Management
Dr. Goines is an Associate Professor and Chair of the International Business and Economics Department at Benedictine University. His expertise is in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, FDI and cross-cultural management. Dr. Goines has extensive international experience and is active in promoting study abroad, having been faculty advisor for many years and leading numerous short-term study abroad programs.


Peipei Gong

Presenting in: Chinese International Student Challenges within the US Educational System
Peipei Gong, a graduate student in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University, and is interning at Buffett Institute for Global Studies. Peipei did her undergraduate in Beijing, China, and got her MBA in Texas Christian University. She has more than five years’ work experience in international education and is committed to enhancing learning experience of students who choose to study abroad either long-term or short-term.


Katherine Haan

Presenting in: F1 Basic
Katherine is the Coordinator and DSO/RO at Governors State University. She got her first taste of traveling abroad in 2003 and hasn’t looked back since!


Madeline Hahn

Presenting in: The Power of Student Stories in Study Abroad Marketing
Madeline (Maddie) is a dedicated Writer at IES Abroad and manages the IES Abroad Blog Program, writes IES Abroad news stories, and creates content for both print and web platforms. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Sociology & Spanish and a minor in Education, Schooling, and Society. She studied abroad in Santiago, Chile, and spent this summer as a research intern in Dublin, Ireland.


Kelly Heath

Presenting in: Study Abroad 101
Ms. Heath received a B.A. in Spanish from Bates College and a Master‘s degree in Higher Education with a focus in Student Affairs Administration from Loyola University Chicago. She studied abroad in Spain, Mexico and Italy and spent two years teaching English in Spain. She has worked in the field of international education for over 10 years. Currently, she is the Associate Director of Study Abroad in the Office for International Programs at Loyola University Chicago and assists students with their study abroad plans and faculty in developing new programs.


Saskia Hofman

Presenting in: Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP)
Saskia Hofman is a member of the third class of field representatives; her territory includes south Chicago and suburbs, as well as greater Illinois. Prior to joining SEVP, Ms. Hofman worked as a PDSO at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a DSO at DePaul University and the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has bachelors’ degrees in international studies and French from Miami University of Ohio, and a master’s degree in multicultural communication from DePaul University.


Lily Huang

Presenting in: Best Practices in International Student Orientation, F-1 Advanced, Internship Opportunities with IEI
Lily Huang is Assistant Director of International Student and Scholar Services at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. In her current role, Lily advises F-1 and J-1 students and serves as DSO/ARO. She received her B.A. in East Asian Languages and Culture from the University of Illinois and her M.Ed. in International Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago. Lily has served on the IEI leadership team for over 3 years is currently the Chair-Elect.


Kara Johnson

Presenting in: Immigration Trivia – Test Your Immigration Knowledge
Kara Johnson is Director of International Services at Governors State University. Prior to GSU, Kara served as Assistant Director at Illinois Institute of Technology and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Kara is Content Chair for the 2017 NAFSA Annual Conference in Los Angeles and has held several other positions in NAFSA and IEI. Kara received a BA in French from Southeast Missouri State University and a MA in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University.


Richard F. Johnson

Presenting in: Beyond the classroom: Infusing Service Learning and Study Abroad
Dr. Richard F. Johnson is Professor of English, and Director of the Office of International Education at Harper College. He oversees the college’s Global Focus initiative, study abroad program, campus programming, faculty development, and the graduation Distinction in International Perspectives. An aficionado of bluegrass music, he plays banjo for Sartre’s Dog and Third Friday Band.


Theresa Johnson

Presenting in: Alphabet Soup: Guiding hosting departments through immigration options (J Scholars, H1B, & LPR Overview), Immigration Trivia – Test Your Immigration Knowledge
Theresa currently works in the International Office at Northwestern University as Coordinator of Advising Services. Prior to joining the staff at Northwestern, she worked on the Fulbright Scholar Program at the Institute of International Education in Washington, DC. Theresa earned her Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies from American University and her Master’s Degree in International Education from George Washington University. She enjoys tennis, travel, and immigration regulations.


Patricia (Patti) Jones

Presenting in: IEI Mentorship Opportunities
Patricia I. Jones, BS, MS Western Illinois University. 10 years public school teaching. Univ positions: ESL Faculty, Dir. Int Student Services, jAsst. Dir. Univ Advising Center, Dir. Of WESL. 35 years NAFSA. Korean Fulbright GSA, chair of NAFSA TCS, LDC, Academy 1 & 12. Regional chair 3 X. Recipient of Homer Higbee and Life Membership. Currently Chair-elect of National Membership Committee. Chair of Univ. retirement board.


Debbie Kaltman

Presenting in: J-1 Basic Workshop
Debbie Kaltman is Coordinator, International Student Experience in the International Office at Northwestern University. She advises international students, plans orientations, oversees student groups, conducts assessments and manages communications. She has worked at Northwestern since 2011, and also received her BA and MS degrees there! Outside work, Debbie loves traveling, food, movies, spending time with family and friends, and exploring Chicago.


Arezou Kashani

Presenting in: F-1 Basics
Arezou Kashani is the International Student Advisor in the International Student & Faculty Office at Northern Illinois University. She advises all F-1 and J-1 students as well as scholars. She has worked in the field of international education for three years, although personal experiences immigrating to the U.S. and adjusting to new culture and language have made her aware of immigration regulations since before entering the field. Arezou earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Roosevelt University and her Master’s Degree in International Affairs, with a focus on International Law and Organizations, from The George Washington University.


Mischa Kasperan

Presenting in: Advocating for International Higher Education in the Trump Era
After earning her bachelor’s degree at IU Bloomington, Mischa began her adventure in International Higher Education in 2011 with IU’s Office of International Services. There, she served on the front-line staff, assisting IU’s 6,500 International Student/Scholar population with a variety of admissions and immigration related services. In 2016 Mischa moved on to an International Student Adviser position with The University of Chicago where she currently advises F-1 and J-1 students.


Rebecca Kehe

Presenting in: You Are Welcome Here: Student and Community Buddy Programs
Rebecca is an International Student Advisor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She coordinates International Student Orientation, the MOSAIC Ambassador program, and the International House program at UMSL. She also advises F and J students in regards to their non-immigrant status and work authorizations.


Timothy Kell

Presenting in: Verification Resources for International Credential Evaluation
Timothy has worked at Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. for 12 years as an Evaluator and Senior Evaluator. He is actively involved in the training and mentoring of new Evaluators at ECE. He has presented on a wide range of credential evaluation topics at Regional, National and International conferences, and has conducted many customized training programs with international admissions officers at universities in the United States and Canada.


Brittany Kirby

Presenting in: Rethinking Recruitment and Agent Engagement
Brittany Kirby serves as a Business Development Manager for ICEF USA’s team, working with new and existing customers in effectively using agents to maximize international student recruitment. Having worked in the higher education space for the past decade, Brittany brings a practiced expertise in international recruitment, case development, implementation for an admission cycle and strategic client support.


Clare Lake

Presenting in: Immigration Trivia – Test Your Immigration Knowledge
Clare Lake is the Manager of the Office of International Affairs at Kendall College. Prior to joining Kendall College in 2009 he taught ESL in Tokyo for AEON Corporation. Clare Lake received his Bachelor’s in International Trade from Eastern Michigan University and his Master’s in Global Higher Education from Walden University.


Cindy McCarthy

Presenting in: Getting Students Ready for the World
Cindy McCarthy is a long time marketer (25+ years, everything from corporate to non-profits) and a short time educator (5 years.) I love the fact that I am able to share my expertise with a new generation and feed off their energy. Marketing is changing so much, as is education that the two keep my ever vigilant. For the past two years I have incorporated a global experience into my Design and Innovation class and look forward to sharing this project with you.


Sara McGuinn

Presenting in: IEI Mentorship Opportunities
Sara McGuinn is a Study Abroad Adviser in Northwestern University’s Study Abroad Office, and she co-coordinates the IEI Mentorship Program. She holds a BA in Spanish from Northwestern University and an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts Boston, and she is a proud alumna of NAFSA Academy Class 12. Prior to joining the education abroad world, she taught ESL at her local community college.


Anna Moorhead

Presenting in: Now Boarding International and Study Abroad Student Connections
Anna earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and a Non-profit Leadership Development Certificate from Augustana College. She studied abroad in Ghana, Russia, participated in an Alternative Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and has traveled to various countries in Europe. She advises study abroad students, serves as a DSO and ARO, provides frontline support, manages social media and events, and supports programs in Asia.


Alberto Moreno-Melgarejo

Presenting in: Getting Students Ready for the World
Dr. Moreno-Melgarejo is joining Kendall College for one year as a visiting professor from Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM), one of the schools in the Laureate International Universities network. He has served as UEM’s academic director and head of business for their School of Social Sciences. He has a PhD in Tourism from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, an MA in European Tourism Management from Bournemouth University. He has studied in the UK, Belgium, France, and Sweden.


Cynthia Nerangis

Presenting in: Effective Tips and Tools to Enhance Your Global Mindset
Cynthia Nerangis, M.A. is President of LemonLime Consulting, a boutique firm specializing in cultural training for students, managers, and leaders in corporate and academic settings. Cynthia enables individuals to gain self-awareness and to learn cultural competencies to achieve a global mindset. Growing up in a bicultural environment, completing four study abroad programs, working as an expatriate in Europe, and advising on cultural differences during the Olympic Games, she gets it! Cynthia earned a graduate degree in international education specializing in cross-cultural training from New York University and her bachelor’s degree in sociology and Greek from Boston College.


Marlowe Padilla

Presenting in: The Power of Student Stories in Study Abroad Marketing
Marlowe Padilla is the Marketing Assistant at IES Abroad, based in Chicago, IL. During his undergraduate career, Marlowe was able to study abroad with IES Abroad at their center in Sydney, Australia. As a proud Ithaca College graduate with a B.S. in Cinema + Photography and minors in Art, Integrated Marketing Communications, and Writing, Marlowe hopes to creatively tell the stories of brands through effective digital marketing strategies.


Un Yeong Park

Presenting in: A New Model for Career Services for International Students
Un Yeong Park is an Assistant Director for Career and Professional Development of International Students at the Career Center, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. After 16 years’ experiences as a career consultant and a journalist in South Korea, he moved his stage to the U.S. in 2009. His specialties lie in cross-cultural career counseling and job search consulting for international students, re-entry prep programs for returning international students, and global job search strategy.


Kelly Pilleux-Petronia

Presenting in: Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP)
Kelly Pilleux-Petronia joined SEVP as a member of the first class of field representatives and serves the Chicago, IL territory. She previously spent 14 years working within international departments of varying institutions where she served as a P/DSO for nine years. She received her B.A. in Spanish and her M.A. in linguistics from Ohio University.


Kathryn Pisco

Presenting in: Beyond the classroom: Infusing Service Learning and Study Abroad
Kathryn Pisco is the CEO of Unearth the World (UTW), a social enterprise devoted to planning transformative international exchange opportunities for students and individuals. Pisco founded UTW with her husband after a 250 day, 20-country journey of personal travel and volunteering. UTW strives to improve the volunteer travel industry by promoting cross-cultural learning, fostering reciprocal partnerships and elevating social consciousness through responsible international programs.


Scott Pollock

Presenting in: Recent immigration developments, issues, and strategies
Scott D. Pollock has practiced U.S. immigration law since 1985.  He is the founder of Scott D. Pollock & Associates, P.C., a nationally recognized immigration law firm in Chicago that is rated AV (very high to preeminent) by Martindale Hubbell. A longtime member of both NAFSA and AILA, he has served on AILA’s Students and Scholars Committee, and is a frequent speaker and author on immigration issues of concern to international students and institutions of higher education.


Jennifer Pope

Presenting in: Academic Support for Non-Native English Speakers
Jennifer Pope is Director of Student Affairs at Adler University. In addition to coordinating international student affairs and institutional study abroad programs, she also oversees accommodations for students with disabilities, student conduct, leadership development, career services, and new student orientation. She has a Ph.D. from Chicago Theological Seminary and was previously Director of the International Office at North Park University.


Samantha Potempa

Presenting in: Study Abroad 101Putting Together the Puzzle Pieces of Faculty Led Programs
Samantha Potempa is the Assistant Director for Study Abroad at Illinois State University where she leads the Study Abroad Unit. Some of her primary responsibilities involve Study Abroad Risk Management and program development. She has served as the External Communications Coordinator for the International Educators of Illinois. She previously worked as a Study Abroad Coordinator at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where she also served on the Latin American Studies Committee. Samantha enjoys sharing knowledge with the Education Abroad Community and has presented at several regional, national, and state conferences. She is particularly interested in providing training and guidance on professional development for those who are new to the field. Samantha received her BA in International Studies and her MA in Latin American Studies, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also holds a Master Certificate in Human Resource Management from Cornell University.


Zhigang Ren

Presenting in: Government Resources for International Student Recruiting
Senior International Trade Specialist at State of Illinois Office of Trade & Investment (OTI). Design and implement OTI trade and investment promotion programs. Coordinate with OTI’s China Offices on trade policies and trade promotions. Develop knowledge, and keep abreast of the international market place, economic trends and international trade policies for Illinois’ long-term strategies and goals for trade promotion. Implement foreign market entry strategies for Illinois companies.


Debra Rogers

Presenting in: Government Resources for International Student Recruiting
Debra Rogers is an International Trade Specialist at the U.S. Dept. of Commerce Commercial Service office in Chicago. The mission of her agency is to expand exports of U.S. goods and services. Ms. Rogers specializes in services exports, including educational services. She has served as national Education Team Leader for her agency, and has spoken at numerous NAFSA conferences. Ms. Rogers helped establish the Study Illinois international education consortium in 2003.


Katerina Roskina

Presenting in: Chinese International Student Challenges within the US Educational System, Verification Resources for International Credential Evaluation
Founder of China Credential Services and former Educational Credential Evaluators China specialist with background in credential evaluation in the US, curriculum design and ESL in China, and Chinese-English translation, Katerina believes in providing individuals educated in China with more straightforward pathways to US education and employment, and US educational institutions and employers with tools to better serve those individuals.


Rachel Ross

Presenting in: Rethinking Recruitment and Agent Engagement
Rachel is Manager of International Recruitment at DeVry Education Group, one of the largest publicly held, international, higher educational organizations in North America. Prior to DeVry, Rachel held management positions at Alliance Abroad Group, an international exchange company, State Department designated J-1 visa sponsor. Rachel has thirteen years’ experience developing and growing global recruitment channels. She is a graduate of University of Texas at Austin, BS Communication Studies.


Hernando Sevilla-Garcia

Presenting in: Diversity vs. Inclusivity: A Study Abroad Dilemma
Hernando Sevilla-Garcia is a Program Associate for IES Abroad. During his undergraduate career, where he graduated with a B.A. in History and Political Science with minors in Portuguese and Interdisciplinary Latina/o Studies from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, he studied abroad in 5 different countries: short-term, faculty-led programs in Costa Rica, Cuba, and China as well as spending a semester each in Spain and Brazil.


Kathy Smid

Presenting in: Immigration Trivia – Test Your Immigration Knowledge
Kathy Smid is the Manager of the International Student Services Office at College of DuPage. She has worked in the field of International Education for 15 years. Kathy is the Coordinator of the Chicago Roundtable, a consortium of International Educators who meet once a month throughout the school year to discuss current topics in the field. Kathy received a B.A. in 2003 from National Louis University, and an M.S.Ed in 2006 from Northern Illinois University.


Elena Taryor

Presenting in: From Study Abroad Experiences to Concrete Skills
Elena Taryor, founder and principal of Culture Deep, Inc. created the platform AfterStudyAbroad.com to help students maximize the skills they learned during study abroad, (so they can use them in cross cultural experiences throughout their lives). Ms. Taryor seeks to create practical, easy-to-use tools that make understanding culture and language simpler for all students.


Phuong Thai-Garcia

Presenting in: Getting Students Ready for the World
Phuong is an Assistant Professor in General Education and a member of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Kendall College. Her work focuses on curriculum design, faculty development and educational innovation. Prior to Kendall, she taught at a boarding school where she also coached, advised and served as a dorm parent to international students. She speaks English, Spanish and Vietnamese.


Geet Vanaik

Presenting in: You are Welcome Here: Student and Community Buddy Programs
Geet Vanaik is the PDSO and Lead Immigration Coordinator at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), where she is responsible for ensuring that International students have the services and support they need to be successful. Geet is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in education at Maryville University. Her research focuses on the changing role of International Student Advisors with the implementation of SEVIS.


Bob White

Presenting in: Immigration Trivia – Test Your Immigration Knowledge
Robert (Bob) White is a principal in the Schaumburg, IL office of Masuda Funai. For more than 23 years, Mr. White has represented businesses and colleges exclusively in the employment-based immigration area. Mr. White is a member of the Leadership Team of NAFSA’s Region V and a Regulatory Ombudsman for NAFSA. He was also Chapter Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) Chicago Chapter. Mr. White is currently a member of AILA’s Department of Labor liaison committee.


Matara Wright

Presenting in: Academic Support for Non-Native English Speakers
Matara is currently a 4th year doctoral student studying clinical psychology at Adler University. Matara has received her Masters in Science in Psychology from Prairie View A&M University and her Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Adler. Her research interests are in forensic psychology and improving mental health for underserved populations. Her current roles on Adler’s campus include: President of student government and Adler’s ABPsi student circle; and Student Affairs assistant.


Mary Yeboah

Presenting in: Best Practices in International Student Orientation 
Mary Yeboah is the International Graduate Student Coordinator at Wheaton College. She is a doctoral candidate in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota where she is studying Leadership for International and Intercultural Education. Mary is a former public school teacher and international educator. She spent the last six years living and working in Ghana in a variety of educational leadership roles in local and international schools.


Kiah Zellner-Smith

Presenting in: How Video is Dominating Study Abroad Digital Marketing
Kiah Zellner-Smith is the Video & Social Media Coordinator at IES Abroad, headquartered in Chicago, IL. Always having had a natural interest in mixed media and visual arts, Kiah was awarded IES Abroad’s first ever Blogger of the Year award for her video blog from her semester abroad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Kiah graduated from Macalester College with a double major in Education and American Studies, and a minor in Psychology. She enjoys creating captivating and innovative content that engages and inspires millennials, and enjoys the challenges that this generation poses to traditional marketing.