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. Kelty Davis Program Manager Kelty is passionate about creating a rewarding and successful experience for Emerging Leaders and mentors alike. After joining IIE in 2015 as Program Officer for Women Enhancing Technology (WeTech), she has since managed diverse program activities, including for Fulbright. Prior to IIE, Kelty worked for various intercultural exchange organizations and non-profits in New York City, Argentina, Guatemala and India, focusing on women’s empowerment and girls’ access to education. She is fluent in Spanish, having lived several years in Latin America, and also brings professional experience from across Asia and Africa. 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 Participant Initiatives Manager (Interim) Zaria joined IIE team in the summer of 2017, when she became an undergraduate advisor for KAUST Gifted Students 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 participant initiatives manager. 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. Molly Fiffer Social Media and Communications Manager Molly is responsible for managing all aspects of social media and sharing TechWomen fellows’ impact with the greater TechWomen network. She believes that through sharing and celebrating stories of global women in STEM, we can create a more connected world and inspire women and girls to break barriers in their communities and beyond. She has managed programs and driven impact at organizations throughout the Bay Area and is passionate about mission-driven programming that empowers local and international communities. Natalie Murphy Project Manager, Events and Logistics Natalie supports the planning and implementation of events and coordination of logistics for TechWomen. From coordinating events and workshops that take place during the TechWomen program to facilitating transportation, housing and much more, Natalie’s work touches on most aspects of the Emerging Leader experience. During the program, Natalie particularly loves seeing the creative solutions country teams dream up to tackle projects in their home countries. Natalie holds an MA in International Studies from the University of San Francisco. She loves to bake, cook and play soccer. April Lat Project Manager, Communications and Operations April holds a Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development from the United Nations University and is passionate about using innovation and technology for international development. They currently manage a diverse set of communications and operations projects for TechWomen, including creating multimedia productions and developing TechWomen’s platforms. Having lived and studied in over 14 different countries, April strongly believes in the power of international exchange and is excited to bring the same opportunities to Emerging Leaders from all over the world. In their spare time, they are a writer, fashion designer and figure skater. 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.