Chadd McGlone, PhD
Chadd McGlone is co-founder and Executive Director of Teachers2Teachers-International (T2T-I), as well as creator of Global Math Stories. Before founding T2T-I in 2013, Chadd taught middle school mathematics and science for more than 15 years. He is also president of the North American chapter of the International Study Group on Ethnomathematics. Chadd has worked to help teachers make global connections in their classrooms and has delivered numerous presentations and workshops around the U.S. and in other countries. Chadd earned his Ph.D. in education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He currently lives in Chapel Hill with three other Global Math Stories authors: his wife, Jenny, and daughters, Charlotte and Helen.
Jenny McGlone, PhD
Jenny McGlone is co-founder and Communications Advisor who has a professional background in psychology. She worked in university counseling centers around the U.S., where her job responsibilities included teaching undergraduate courses, supervising clinical psychology graduate students, and providing individual and group psychotherapy. She also worked with academically struggling college students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From 2010 to 2014, she taught high school psychology. Jenny earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Davidson College, a Master’s Degree in General Psychology from Wake Forest University, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She lives in Chapel Hill, N.C., with Chadd, their two daughters, and the various animals that those daughters adopt.
Becky Adams is Director of Operations. She is certified to teach middle grades science and received her Master’s Degree in New Literacies and Global Learning from North Carolina State University. She has taken part in teaching abroad programs and research projects in Russia, China, and Ethiopia, with an emphasis on comparative education, young adult leadership, and the development of cross-cultural competencies in study abroad program participants. Becky lives in Raleigh, N.C., with her husband, Jon, and their two dogs, Charlee and Archer.
Manuela Cea-Poblete is Guatemala Country Director with over ten years of experience in partnership building and creative youth program development, gained in various NGOs and non-profits around the world. A Chilean and Londoner, Manuela has always had strong connections with the Latin American community and spent two years traveling and working in the region with the long-standing dream of living there permanently. This dream was realised in 2015 when she made the move to Guatemala to work with a small social enterprise on the Pacific Coast. Manuela earned a B.A. in Multi-Media Journalism at England’s Bournemouth University as well as a Master’s Degree in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth, and Education at Brunel University in London.
Dinora Lucía Dávila Villagrán, known as Lucía, is Coordinator of Education and Impact who oversees T2T-I’s Spanish-language Global Math Stories website, Historias Mundiales de Matemática. She is a native Guatemalan who has worked as a translator and interpreter. She has volunteered with several NGOs focusing on health, social, economic, spiritual, and academic development in rural Guatemala. Lucía completed studies in linguistic sciences with an emphasis on translation and interpretation at the National State University of Guatemala.
Hans del Cid
Hans del Cid is Project Coordinator and a graduate of the National State University of Guatemala, where he completed his studies in linguistics. He has worked as a translator and interpreter on several T2T-I trips, including the inaugural one to Santa Avelina. Hans has done volunteer work in rural areas of Guatemala, as well as coordinating volunteer groups that served in a project area of the landfill area of Guatemala City.
Katie Korsyn is Education Leadership Coordinator and an international development professional with a focus in access to and quality of education. Since 2013, she has lived in Guatemala, working as a primary and early childhood educator alongside various education-focused organizations. In 2016, Katie began formalizing her own project, Camino a la Escuela, an early education program for those at high risk of becoming child workers. She has participated in conferences, projects, and trainings to encourage progressive education in Guatemala, especially promoting indigenous-language education. Originally from Philadelphia, Katie earned a Bachelor’s Degree in International Development with a minor in Spanish and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Cultures from The George Washington University.
Chris Sherman is Chief Financial Officer, with more than 10 years of experience in finance and operations management. He is co-owner and Director of Finance at Harmony Music Studios in Chapel Hill, N.C., and he provides financial consulting to individuals, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations. Chris earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Riverside, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Certificate in Financial Planning from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C.
Nathalie Szejner is Design Specialist and a freelance graphic designer in Guatemala City. Her background is in art direction, which she studied in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the University of Palermo. In addition to her interest in graphic design, Nathalie is committed to supporting international NGOs.
Kristine is Executive Vice President and an entrepreneurial professional with over 15 years of experience in global, community, and foundation development. She has held Director positions at MiracleFeet, Charley Girl Designs, the University of Wisconsin School of Business, and the American Heart Association. With particular interests in environmental education and social entrepreneurship, Kristine profoundly believes that issues of the environment are inextricably linked with issues of social justice. At the heart of all of her efforts is a relentless drive to lead, seek, design, or create ways for people to collaborate with purpose. Kristine has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Political Science from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and is a certified Teacher Naturalist. Together with her husband Tim and their three active children, Kristine enjoys all things outdoors, including skiing, hiking, mountain biking, running, and paddling.