Assistant to the President/CEO
Adrian Ramirez is a senior attending Arizona State University. He is pursuing two Bachelor’s degrees in Global Studies and Political Science. After graduation, he plans on pursuing a Master’s degree in Business Analytics and Global Logistics before moving on to pursue law school. His professional background includes previous work as a research intern for Garry L. Johnson & Associates, and as a Creative Writer for event productions at ASU. Currently, he is a member of the Undergraduate Law Association, and is also involved with an undergraduate journal publication that focuses on theoretical and empirical global affairs. His primary interests are in sustainability initiatives, U.S. foreign policy, U.S. intelligence, and global economics. He is excited to work with the City of Phoenix this spring and hopes to gain valuable professional skills while learning more about the applied methods of international governmental relations. His goal is to contribute in establishing and maintaining constructive relationships with the Sister Cities.
Assistant to the Vice President
Emily Wilcoxson is a student attending the Thunderbird School of Global Management. She is pursuing her Master of Arts in Global Affairs and Management, before Thunderbird she attended the University of Wisconsin-River Falls receiving degrees in Spanish, Geography, and International Studies. Her professional experience includes website development for a small business and working at Rotary International’s World Affairs Seminar. After graduation Emily wishes to pursue a career in the federal government, preferably working in international relations and diplomacy. Emily loves traveling and learning about new culture. She was a foreign exchange participant in Turkey and studied ecotourism in Costa Rica. Emily is looking forward to her time with Phoenix Sister Cities and gaining more experience working in international relations and developing valuable skills working in the public/private sector.
Website and Newsletter Manager
Jeanne Gallagher is a junior pursuing a degree in Journalism Mass Communication with focus in Public Relations and minoring in Political Science. Jeanne is a New American University Scholar and is involved with the Downtown Devil, a student-run online publication at ASU. She studied international business, intercultural management and the French language at the American Business School Paris. After graduation, she hopes to work in the nonprofit field. She is particularly interested in building cultural understanding and international relations in an increasingly globalized world. Jeanne is excited to intern with Phoenix Sister Cities and looks forward to gaining experience at a nonprofit while learning more about the public/private sector.
Youth and Education Program Assistant
Alli Golisch is a senior pursuing a degree in Business Law, along with a double minor in Justice Studies and Spanish at the Barrett Honors College of Arizona State University. She has been to 10 countries in both Europe and the Americas and hopes to continue to broaden her traveling experience. She studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina during the Fall 2015 semester and fell in love with the culture, language, and most importantly the food. Her professional experience includes working as a camp counselor and staff program director at Camp Daisy and Harry Stein, an intern for the ACLU, as well as an assistant for the Varcoe Law Firm. Alli is looking to spend her gap year abroad teaching English in Spain and then return to the states to attend law school. She is extremely excited for the opportunity to work with Phoenix Sister Cities and learn more about effective communication and international relations. She hopes to use this knowledge to practice international human rights law in the future.
Special Projects Assistant
Lana Harfouche is a Sophomore attending the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University. She is pursuing a double major in Supply Chain Management and Global Studies, with a certificate in International Business and a certificate in Women and Gender Studies. Her biggest passions are traveling, international cuisine, history, fashion and art. Her past professional experiences include working in a national non-profit company as well being the Outreach Ambassador for Us U.N.I.T.E.D, a non-profit working with local refugees. Her plans after graduation vary due to her numerous interests, but she knows she wants to work internationally, whether it is in a large corporation, the United Nations, or even pursuing international law. Lana is very excited to be an intern for Phoenix Sister Cities, to gain new exposure and learn more about the international relations field.