Eliza J. Nash

Eliza attended Mount Holyoke College: B.A. in Art History, and holds a Master from the Università degli Studi di Siena in Food & Wine Tourism and Marketing. She has worked with foreign students in Siena since 2003 and is also a founding member of the Associazione Culturale Ulisse, which provides volunteer opportunities for people visiting Siena. She currently works remotely on the development and implementation of study programs, book keeping for the LLC and facilitates a Reflective Writing course for students.

Mike Manchester

Mike is originally from Denver, Colorado.  He attended Lewis and Clark College, earning a B.A. in Communications. He has been working with students in Siena since 2004 and has lived in Siena since 2002. Currently Mike works on-site in Siena for students coordinating service-learning experiences and home0-stays for students on the programs.  Mike is also the Italy Country Director for Walking Tree Travel/Smithsonian Student adventures. He has experience as a translator for the AC Siena professional soccer team and as an English language teacher for children ranging from kindergarten through high school. In his free time Mike enjoys cooking, brewing beer, basketball and anything and everything about the outdoors and mountains.  You can read Mike's personal blog at: mikeallovertheplace.wordpress.com

Roni Kennison

State University of New York at Geneseo: B.A. in History. MBA in Marketing and Strategy from Southern Methodist University - Cox School of Business. Roni is a founding partner of Nove Culturae Ventures, LLC and shares a long-time connection with Italy. Currently she lives and works in Dallas, Texas

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