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Christine Martel
Christine Martell, MA (Education)
Based in Portland, Oregon
Title:
Principal, VisualsSpeak
Core Capabilities: Inspiring connections through images  |  Process artistry  |  Intercultural communication training  |  Throwing life lines to people who really need to discover new openings
Adriana
Adriana Medina Lopez Portillo, PhD (Language, Literature and Culture)
Based in Baltimore, Maryland
Titles:
Assistant Professor of Intercultural Communication and
         Spanish at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County
      • Associate Faculty at the Summer Institute of Intercultural
         Communication
        Recent Projects:
      • Director of Training Initiatives at The Scholar Ship
      • Conflict management and communications styles workshops
         for Institute of International Education (IIE)
Core Capabilities: Intercultural and diversity trainer  |  International education program development  |  Mindfulness and self awareness  |  Conflict styles
Brea Robinson Brea Robinson
Based in Baltimore, Maryland
        Recent Projects:
      • Outward Bound instructor
      • Trainer of Volunteers for Special Olympics
Core Capabilities: Creating personalized experiences and accommodations for people with special needs  |  Outdoor and adventure education  |  Turning challenges into triumph
alex Alex Schein
Based in Rosendale, New York
Title:
Musician, Poet, Youth Educator
        Recent Projects:
      • Producing music albums and videos
      • Collaboration with Hip-Hop B-Boys and Dakota/Lakota Sioux
         Fancy Dance
Core Capabilities: Spoken word and the power of language  | Creativity and the industrial culture  |  Music and self-discovery  | Utilizing the arts as a tool for renewal
Jeff Jeff Smithson
Based in Mansfield Center, Connecticut
        Recent Projects:
      • Corporate communications coaching with Performance of a
         Lifetime
      • Making a difference in the lives of children with Big Apple
         Circus Clown Care Program and NY Goofs
Core Capabilities: Communications training for health care professionals  |  Empowering youth through art and activities in hospitals  |  Improvisational games for teambuilding  |  Adapting for success in the moment  |  Physicality workshops: learning through moving, moving through life
Jessica

Jessica Tudos, M.Ed (Experiential Education)
Based in Toronto, Canada
Titles: Founder, Director of Kika Creative
        Recent Projects:
      • Contemporary outdoor & public art show management
     • Education gala fundraiser facilitation & coordination
      • Clean Air Champions environmental advocacy & education
Core Capabilities: Community innovation  |  International education  |  Large-scale cultural events  |  Experiential facilitation and teaching  |  Program implementer

Amer Ahmed Amer Ahmed, MA (Anthropology and Black Studies)
Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Titles:  Associate Director of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs,
           University of Michigan
      • Co-Chair of the Board of Directors for Hip Hop Congress
Core Capabilities: Race, ethnicity and privilege  |  Muslim American culture  |  Intercultural social justice  |  Hip Hop interculturalism  |  Art and activism
Cherine Badawi Cherine Badawi, MA (Public Administration and Peace and Conflict Studies)
Based in San Francisco, California
Title: Curriculum and Training Director for The Mosaic Project
        Recent Projects
      • Experiential education specialist, interculturalist and
         community builder on The Scholar Ship
      • Developed handbook on diversity and intercultural education
         for International Bureau of Education-UNESCO
      • Senior trainer for Challenge Day
Core Capabilities: Experiential domestic diversity training  |  Theatre of the Oppressed  |  Rhythm and music as teambuilding  |  Authentic purposeful exchange
Antimo Cimino Antimo Cimino, MA (Intercultural Relations)
Based in Manchester, UK
Title: Project Manager, Oliver Wyman
(Global Management Consulting Firm)
Core Capabilities: Italian culture  |  Intercultural competence and awareness  |  Global corporate leadership consulting  |  Discovery of assumptions through photography  |  Exploring commonality and difference with culinary arts
Julie Clemons Julie Clemons, MA candidate (Education)
Based in Canaan, New Hampshire
Title: Adventure Educator
        Recent Projects:
      • Assistant Director of Outdoor Programs, Dartmouth College
      • Teaching English to Russian students in Bulgaria
Core Capabilities: Adventure education through the mediums of wilderness, ropes course, and agriculture
Anna Darrah Anna Darrah
Based in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Titles: Writer, Director, Producer
      • Director of Acquisitions, Spiritual Cinema Circle
        Recent projects:
      • Produced 3 documentaries (2 of which aired on the Sundance
         Channel)
      • Wrote, directed and produced The Matter of Magic
      • Panelist and author of a chapter in book about how to make
         short films
Core Capabilities: Develop and present inspirational content for living a more awakened and fulfilling life, with examples from popular films
Molly Howitt

Molly Howitt MA (Art and Teaching)
Based in Istanbul, Turkey
Title: Curriculum Designer / Teacher / Program Creator
        Recent projects:
      • Designed and implemented (including teacher training) early
         childhood language intervention program for the Deaf in
         Istanbul, Turkey
      • Created psychosocial health program for orphaned and
         institutionalized children in Kabul, Afghanistan
      • Developed 3-year traditional arts mastery training program to
         preserve and revive traditional Afghan art and craft
Core Capabilities: Deaf/Sign Language Education  |  Craniosacral Therapy  |  Yoga for Children and Adults  |  Ceramics and Screen Printing  |  International Art/Cultural Programs

Jackie M Jackie M
Based in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Title: Director of Education and Public Programs,
           Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
      • Board Chair, Creative Santa Fe
      • Co-chair of the Southwest Regional Alliance of ArtTable
        Recent Projects:
      • UNESCO’s Creative Cities host
      • New Mexico Advisory Council for the Institute of Arts in
         Education
Core Capabilities: Museum education  |  Gender-based arts programming for empowerment
Maroghini Maroghini
Based in Kingston, Jamaica
Title: Master Drummer
      • Lecturer in the Percussion faculty at Edna Manley College of
         Visual and Performing Arts
Core Capabilities: Afro- and Indo- Jamaican Spiritual Drumming  |  Jamaican Culture  |  Drumming in rituals and for psychic healing