Team Members


    • Dr. Binbin Jiang

      Executive Director

      Dr. Jiang is an international scholar and leader with over 25 years of experience in teaching, research and administration in multiple international contexts. Educated in both China and the United States, Dr. Jiang has extensive experience in developing and implementing training and professional development to K-16 teachers from Mexico, Japan, and China, as well as in the United States. Dr. Jiang’s research and publications focus on diversity, international education, teaching English learners, and leadership preparation. She has conducted and/or presented research in Belize, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, England, Mexico, Poland, Spain, Turkey, Uganda and the United States. Read More
      • Lola

        Program Manager

        Lola Owokoniran is the Program Manager of CIFAL Atlanta. Lola has experience working with academic institutions and non-governmental organizations and she has a background in international program management, business and professional development, as well as community empowerment. Her experiences range from working at a local hospital to address health needs in Swaziland to managing over 14 education abroad programs in collaboration with faculty members at Kennesaw State University. Read More
        • Xiaoxiao Ji

          Manager of Operations

          Xiaoxiao Ji, as a cross-cultural business professional, has a decade of successful experience in multinational companies and academic institutions. Read More
          • Serena Newhall

            Program Specialist

            In May 2016 she received her Master of Business Administration from Kennesaw State University, where she was a Paul D. Coverdell Fellow. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Colorado. Her first position after receiving her undergraduate degree was as a Small Enterprise Development Volunteer with the United States Peace Corps in Kenya. Read More
            • Larisa Ozeryansky

              Voluntary Health Development and Social Equity Consultant

              Larisa Ozeryansky is volunteering with CIFAL Atlanta as part of her KSU Master of Science in International Policy Management program. Read More.
              • Vanessa Godinez

                CIFAL Atlanta Intern

                Vanessa Godinez studies International Affairs with a minor in Latin American Studies at Kennesaw State University and will graduate in December. Read More
                • Amira Legesse

                  CIFAL Atlanta Intern

                  Amira is an International Affairs major and has experience working with diverse demographics and multiple ethnicities which have strengthened her work ethic and ability to work with others. Read More
                  • Kaci Gilmer

                    CIFAL Atlanta Intern

                    Kaci has experience working in her local community and she hopes that during her time at CIFAL Atlanta, that she will gain the necessary skills to assist her in building a career in human rights advocacy. Read More