Crystal Kelch – Director (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Ms. Kelch has been with MCID Washington since its inception and assumed the position of Director in January 2003. For the past decade, the International Visitor Leadership Program has been the focal point of Ms. Kelch’s career. During the course of this time she has created countless insightful programs for distinguished visitors from across the globe and she continues to provide strong leadership for both the organization and its staff. Ms. Kelch’s previous professional experience includes facilitating public-private partnerships and business linkages between American and foreign companies and managing investor portfolios at a nationally recognized investment management firm. She holds a M.B.A, with a sub-specialty in International Management, from American University and a B.A from Boston University.
Jeana Lim – Senior Program Manager (e-mail: email@example.com). Ms. Lim joined MCID in 2005. Her previous experience includes coordinating local community service and volunteer programs; managing large-scale projects for Washington, DC and New York law firms; and teaching ESL in Japan. Her particular interest in the Asia-Pacific region also includes study and travel in Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Ms. Lim holds a B.A. in Political Science (with a concentration in international affairs) from Grinnell College and a M.A. in Public Management from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Lillian Mattiaccio – Senior Program Manager (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Ms. Mattiaccio joined MCID in July 2005. Her previous experience includes work with international exchange and study abroad programs, international training and community development. Prior to moving to Washington, DC, Ms. Mattiaccio spent several years living and working in Guinea, West Africa. She has traveled extensively throughout Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe and is fluent in Spanish and French and conversational in Pulaar. Ms. Mattiaccio holds a M.A. in International Education, with a focus on cross-cultural communication and arts-based programs, from George Washington University.
David Benack – Program Manager (e-mail: email@example.com). Mr. Benack joined MCID in October 2012. His prior experience includes extensive customer service work, as well as environmental consulting and natural resource management. Mr. Benack has lived in India, Japan, the Middle East and West Africa. He holds a B.S. in Earth Systems from Stanford University.
Katie Taam – Program Manager (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Ms. Taam joined MCID in February 2017. Prior to working with the organization, she worked on the Iraq and Palestinian Territories Fulbright Foreign Student Program as well as several private scholarship programs and was the international student advisor at a small university in Tennessee. She holds an M.Sc. in international relations from the University of Glasgow, and has studied at both Sciences Po Lille and the University of Edinburgh during her undergraduate studies at American University and MTSU from which she obtained a B.A. in global studies and a B.S. in international relations. She speaks French and is in the process of learning Arabic.
Fifi Wang – Program Coordinator (e-mail: email@example.com). Ms. Wang joined MCID in September 2016. Her previous experience includes working in the social science research sector, coordinating programs for international students, and teaching English in Egypt. She holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Alabama, with a focus on international affairs and the Middle East.
Ava D’Sa – Program Coordinator (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Ms. D’Sa joined MCID in August 2018. Before working with MCID, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cambodia. She has experience working with the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi and cultural exchange programs based in DC. She holds a B.A. in political science from Loyola University in New Orleans.
Julius Bass – Director of Finance (e-mail: DIRFNMC@aol.com). Mr. Bass serves as MCID’s Director of Finance. A graduate of Jackson State University, Mr. Bass has worked with the organization since its inception.