Our Team Katie Zee Director With over ten years of experience in the International Education field, Katie believes that global exchange has the power to change the world. Since joining IIE in 2014, she has worked on corporate scholarship programs, K-12 teacher exchange programs and the Fulbright Program. Katie joined the TechWomen team in 2017, first supporting participants during their TechWomen experience and now as the program director, overseeing daily operations, overall programmatic activities and managing the talented TechWomen team. Katie has studied, worked and lived in Russia and New Zealand, traveled to dozens of countries around the word, and has a BA in Russian language and Psychology from Indiana University and an MA in International Education from George Washington University. Casey Bulen Acting Director & Program Manager Casey joined IIE in the summer of 2017, serving as an undergraduate student advisor for the KAUST Gifted Student Program over the last five years. He transitioned to IIE after 2.5 years as a residential counselor with the Missouri Academy. In both roles, he advised a diverse group of high-achieving STEM students throughout their time in the program. This helped him develop a passion for international exchange, empowering diverse communities, and expanding access to STEM fields around the world. He will continue to support these passions with TechWomen through program and content development. Casey received a Bachelor’s Degree from Northwest Missouri State University and a Master’s Degree from Kansas State University, both in geology, and has also served as an instructor of geology at both universities. Linda Miles Lead, Mentorship Initiatives Linda is responsible for the design and execution of mentorship programming for TechWomen. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech in International Studies and a master’s degree from The George Washington University in International Education. Bringing over 10 years of higher education and program development experience, she excited to grow mentorship initiatives within IIE. Previously, she taught English in the Czech Republic and Spain, managed an internship study abroad program in London, worked at a ski camp in Switzerland and managed student engagement at an international business school in the U.S. Kelly Lindberg Lead, Participant Initiatives Kelly is the lead for participate initiatives for the TechWomen program, based in IIE’s San Francisco office. Her prior work affiliations include Hult International Business School, the San Francisco Art Institute and UC Berkeley. Kelly has a master’s degree in International Affairs from the American University of Paris and a bachelor’s from the University of California at Irvine where she also participated in the UC Education Abroad Program in Germany. Zaria Qadafi Communications and Impact Analyst Zaria joined the IIE team in the summer of 2017, when she became an undergraduate advisor for KAUST Gifted Student Program. She made the move to the Experiential Learning team in the spring of 2019 to head up PDPI, a professional development study abroad program for Brazilian English teachers. Most recently, Zaria joined the TechWomen team to serve as the program officer and has since transitioned into the role of Communications and Impact Analyst. With over a decade of experience in the field of International Education, Zaria has worked in Brazil, Paraguay, Vietnam and Washington, DC. Zaria is a life-long lover of the language arts and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Missouri. Amber Zambelli Program Coordinator Amber comes to TechWomen from IIE’s Washington, DC office, where she served as the Events Coordinator for EducationUSA. Originally from central Appalachia, she earned her degree in Classical & Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College and went on to UC Berkeley, first for graduate study in Near Eastern Studies and later work at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. She co-hosts the anthropology podcast The Dirt and is a writer of science communication and fiction. Outside of work, she is a Pinterest devotee that enjoys sharing kitchen experiments, pet parent to a small pup named Kalypso and an avid solo traveler.