Ebonique Boyd, Executive Director
Ebonique is an Iowa-based art technology entrepreneur. She’s worked for the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office before matriculating at the University of Oxford, St. Antony’s. After her time abroad, she’s worked in political and business consulting for over ten years. In a consulting capacity, she has partnered with the US Small Business Administration to organize a pitch competition for more than sixty small businesses in an underprivileged area. She was also invited to the White House to speak with members of the senior administration about opportunity funds, Community Development Financial Institutions, and opportunity zones.
Holly Harris, Program Coordinator
Holly Harris is a fourth-year undergraduate at the University of Iowa double majoring in International Studies and Portuguese, obtaining a nonprofit leadership and philanthropy certificate, and a Spanish minor. After completing a Rotary Youth exchange year in Brazil, she is interested in learning about cultures, new languages, and making connections around the world. She enjoys traveling and being outdoors in her free time. After she graduates in December 2021, she hopes to pursue an international career at the State Department and teach English in Brazil as a Fulbright scholar.
Abby Fowler, Communications Coordinator
Abby Fowler is a second-year undergraduate at the University of Iowa double majoring in International Studies and Japanese. Hailing from North Liberty, Iowa, she enjoys traveling, reading, listening to music, and playing video games in her free time. Abby plans on studying abroad in Japan and hopes to take up a career in international business after graduation.
Hannah Huisman, Program Intern
Hannah Huisman is a recent graduate from the University of Iowa, majoring in International Studies and Japanese Studies with a minor in Korean Studies. She is originally from Dyersville, Iowa and spent an exchange year in Japan during high school. Hannah enjoys traveling, trying new foods, and baking. In the near future, she is hoping to teach English in Japan or Korea, or pursue another international career.
Dylan Morgan, Communications Intern
Dylan Morgan is a third-year undergraduate student at the University of Iowa, studying political science and international relations with a minor in ceramics. In his free time, he enjoys making pottery, traveling, swimming, and helping coach his high school debate team. He hopes to pursue a political or international career after graduation.
Katie Kustes, Membership/Fundraising Intern
Katie Kustes is a third-year undergraduate at the University of Iowa majoring in Social Work. She is originally from Bettendorf, Iowa, and participated in international volunteer work in high school. Katie plans to attend law school and pursue a career working with immigrants. She enjoys volunteering in the community, taking long drives, reading, and writing.
Bailey Shafer, Intern
Bailey Shafer is a freshman at the University of Iowa double majoring in Finance and International Relations, minoring in Spanish, and working to attain an International Business Certificate. Originally from Waukon, IA, Bailey enjoys reading, traveling, and running. Hosting a foreign exchange student from Italy began her interest in international affairs, an interest that has since blossomed. Bailey hopes to attend graduate school abroad and eventually work in the United States Foreign Service.
Mark Schoen- Program Coordinator
Chrissy Hoogland- Program Intern
Channon Greer- Program Coordinator
Maria Kuiper- Communications Intern
Ty Lassen- Program Coordinator
Madison Hunke- Program Coordinator
Mariah Gonzales- Communications Intern
Lucas Fagre- Communications Intern
Alex Dornacker- Program and Operations Intern
Emma Cole- Program and Operations Intern
Yike Fu- Membership Intern
Autumn Seo- Membership Intern
Sarah Sitz- Communications Intern
Mary Elizabeth Snell- Program and Operations Intern
Emma Kaboli- Program and Operations Intern
Ha Young Jeong- Program and Operations Intern
Margaret Goetz- Communications Intern
Yulin Cheng- Program and Operations Intern
Path-konn B. Kombate- Community Outreach Intern
Grace Bryant- Program Coordinator
Emilie Wilson- Communications Coordinator
Tess Knickerbocker- Communications Intern