Courtney Brooks is the Executive Director of Global Ties KC. She holds an MBA from UMKC Bloch School of Management in Finance and International Business, and a BA from Saint Louis University with a triple major in Political Science, Economics, and International Studies. She has been to all seven continents, and has lived in China and across South America. Courtney enjoys being able to share the Midwestern spirit of hospitality with the world, and is proud to share the amazing resources in KC with our visitors.
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Sarah Martin is a Global Ties KC Special Programs Manager. While her BA from Ball State is focused in finance, her true passion has always been international collaboration and exchange. Her tenure at Global Ties KC started in High School as a youth program host and intern. She has gone on to work on the IVLP program, over a dozen youth exchange programs, and a variety of special projects. Sarah’s passion for Kansas City can be seen in all of her work, as she builds bridges between the local community and the globe.
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Ryan Zavacky is a Global Ties Program Associate for the IVLP programs. He graduated from Alma College with a BA in Religious and a minor in Political Science. He is an inspiring world traveler having travelled to Europe, Central America, and also lived in South Africa. He truly enjoys meeting and engaging with people from new cultures and is excited to show them his love for Kansas City.