Staff

Image from iOS.png

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.jpg

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. 

IMG-0778.jpg

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.

Interns

Hannah Huisman

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.

image0 (1).jpeg

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. 

Image.jpeg

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 portrait.jpg

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