Staff and Interns

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Holly Harris, Program and Operations Manager

Holly Harris of Waterloo, IA graduated from the University of Iowa in December 2021 with a B.A. in International Studies, B.A. in Portuguese, a Spanish minor, and a Nonprofit Leadership and Philanthropy certificate. She completed a Rotary Youth Exchange in Brazil (2017-2018), was a Critical Language Scholarship Awardee for Portuguese (2020), was selected as a Global Ties U.S. Emerging Leader (2021), and is awaiting to depart for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Brazil (2023). Holly is passionate about global engagement and hopes to establish more connections with her Iowan community and introduce them to our world visitors. 

Hannah Huisman

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.

Hannah Huisman, Programming Coordinator


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.

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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. 

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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.  

Past Interns

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

Katie Kustes- Membership Intern

Holly Harris- Program Coordinator