Press Release (ePRNews.com) - AUSTIN, Texas - Jun 19, 2018 - GlobalAustin, a nonprofit that connects the world to Austin and Austin to the world, announced today Christina Ceballos as the organization’s incoming executive director, effective June 15, 2018.
Deepak Burman, president of the GlobalAustin board of directors, affirmed “Her leadership will strengthen our connections with the U.S. Department of State and our local community of citizen diplomats. Her commitment to cross-cultural exchange and non-profit management make her uniquely qualified to move the organization forward on the path of impact, growth and sustainability.”
Christina served two years as an agriculture extension agent with the U.S. Peace Corps in Kangaba, Mali, West Africa. She developed an HIV/AIDS training program for adolescents. The program was replicated nationwide across 80 districts through a partnership with Plan International – Mali. The program benefited 700 children annually. She worked as a fisheries research specialist for the Environmental Defense Fund and has worked extensively in education, serving as a program director for the Austin Independent School District, an adjunct professor in the Bill Munday School of Business at St. Edward’s University and the development and operations manager of EcoRise Youth Innovations.
“Christina’s experience in cross-cultural leadership, organizational development and project management will be a great asset to GlobalAustin. Her passion and experience will move GlobalAustin toward our organization’s vision – a peaceful, prosperous world through citizen diplomacy,” said Margie Kidd, outgoing executive director.
Since 1962, GlobalAustin has hosted international visitors from over 100 countries to the greater Austin area, introducing them to the vitality and generosity of Central Texas through the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and Citizen Diplomacy Receptions. GlobalAustin also hosts a Distinguished Speaker Series, provides scholarships for area students planning semesters abroad and hosts internationally themed cultural and media events. In cooperation with other non-profits, GlobalAustin publishes the online International Calendar of Austin.
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