Make the Foreign Feel Familiar
An experienced storyteller, photographer and international development professional with a background in social marketing and a Master’s Degree in International Relations and Social Change and Development. She has 17 years experience leading teams, managing programs and building relationships on four continents. She created One Globe Kids and partnered with families across the globe to bring it to life.
Sanny is an engineer educated in user experience and innovation. She has over 15+ years of experience in strategy, marketing, and social change, helping individuals and organizations to prepare for what’s next. Based in NYC, she takes on our long-term perspective, program development, and everything tech.
Chair and Treasurer
Ms. Quispel is an experienced Dutch diplomat currently working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands in Ottawa, as the Deputy Chief of Mission of the Dutch Embassy to Canada. She has had previous postings in The Hague, Rwanda and Burundi. Her European connections, diplomacy skills and experience with human resources are of great benefit to Globe Smart Kids.
Mr. Yusuf is an expert in conflict analysis and resolution specializing in asylum seekers, refugees, conflict mitigation and disaster management. Originally from Somalia, he has a Master’s in Social work from the University of Michigan and is finishing a PhD at George Mason University where he also teaches and co-leads an international education program sponsored by the U.S. State Department. He has worked in Somalia, Ethiopia and Yemen, and brings a very personal understanding of intergroup conflict and how it can be overcome to his work on the Globe Smart Kids board.
Chipo Nyambuya is a co-founder and Managing Partner of CZL P.C. She has twenty-five years of cross-sector experience as a lawyer and policy advisor advising Fortune 500 corporations, start-ups, international development agencies, and foreign governments. Her expertise ranges from negotiating multi-million dollar corporate deals to helping establish legal and judicial institutions in post-conflict countries. She continues to advise organizations and governments on policy and rule of law issues relative to energy, education, economic development, and technology. In recent years, she advises startup companies, social enterprises, technology law, and not-for-profit organizations.
Dr. Jennifer Kerzil is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the Catholic University of the West in Angers (UCO) in France. In addition to lecturing on research methodology, she conducts research on the following themes: identity, social categorization, stereotypes and discrimination and social representation.
With funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Globe Smart Kids and the University of Kent collaborate in a 4 year CASE Studentship Programme for joined research titled: Virtual intergroup contact to create Global Citizens – Tackling prejudice in children using new digital media. Read the press release here for more details. With funding from the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Kent evaluated the One Globe Kids program and its impact in intercultural competence.
Dr. Lindsey Cameron, Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Professor Dominic Abrams, Professor of Social Psychology
Phoebe Mihael is an experienced Early Childhood and Elementary school teacher, educating young children in New York, in both public and private schools, in both English and Spanish. Besides being an educator for over 15 years, she worked with the Jewish Children’s Learning Lab and McGraw-Hill Companies to integrate global education into their curricula. She was awarded a TpT Social Justice Grant to develop DEI lessons for One Globe Kids. Being a global citizen, it has become evident to her that knowledge of language, culture, and customs go hand in hand. It is Phoebe’s goal to always make the foreign feel familiar as part of her students’ 21st-century skills.
Digital Marketing & Advertising
Radhika is a seasoned marketing and communications professional and has worked across a diverse spectrum of industries from govt, finance, agency to nonprofit. She explores effective ways to market and communicate via social media. She was a Membership and Communications Manager at the Asia Society and an Advertising executive at JWT New York. Growing up around the world, she has a penchant for all things global. Radhika is the online voice for the One Globe Kids program.
Languages & Audio
Tristan Ross is a graduate of the Technology, Innovation, and Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Born in Shizuoka, Japan, Tristan grew up in Ithaca, NY. He is passionate about connecting students from around the world to learn about culture and brainstorm solutions to global challenges. He currently studies four South Asian languages (Tamil, Hindi, Nepali and Marathi). In his free time Tristan can be found playing guitar and mandolin with the Ithaca Bottom Boys, walking in the woods of the Finger Lakes with his girlfriend, and making hip-hop beats.