The Xperitas board is an engaged, active governing body. Board members ensure we remain true to our mission of transforming lives through shared global experience and intercultural learning. Our board members are also personally committed to a vision of all people connected in one global community.
Meet our Board of Directors
Supporting Nonprofit Language & Cultural Immersion
Kelly wanted to join the board because she values Xperitas’ work in centering language acquisition as the foundation for cultural immersion, making language study and travel a reality for as many students as possible and, perhaps most importantly, viewing students’ global citizenship journeys as a responsibility and privilege to facilitate.
Kelly has had numerous educational, professional, and recreational language and cultural immersion experiences abroad, but believes that her time studying Russian as an undergraduate student at West Virginia University was the catalyst for every globally focused opportunity she has ever had. Her close relationship to her professor (now friend and colleague), Lisa Di Bartolomeo, was crucial to launching her journey as a global citizen because the language learning experience she enjoyed there was the lynchpin for a high-quality liberal arts education within the structure of a large state institution. (She has yet to see another class—anywhere—turn Aleksandr Pushkin’s “The Undertaker” into a play during which students use language skills as a vehicle to perform Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” dance!). She knows that Xperitas programs have been, and continue to be, life-altering for many participants—students and teachers—and feels empowered to be a part of providing this experience.
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Xperitas is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to promoting global citizenship through authentic language and cultural immersion experiences. We offer programs that inspire personal connections within a global community and provide transformational experiences for our participants.