Courtney Brooks is the Executive Director of Global Ties KC and has been to all seven continents, and has lived in China and across South America. 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. 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.
Program Associate, IVLP Coordinator
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Emily Xouris is a Global Ties KC Program Associate. She facilitates Global Ties KC's International Visitor Leadership Program delegations. She earned a BA from William Jewell College with a double major in International Relations and Spanish Language and Literature. Emily spent a semester abroad in the Netherlands where she studied human trafficking within the European Union. She loves working at Global Ties KC where she gets to welcome international visitors everyday.
Special Programs Manager
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Sarah Martin is a Global Ties KC Special Programs Manager. Her experience with international programs began as a youth host, which provided the opportunity for a reciprocal visit to Serbia the following summer. After that, she gained a passion for international collaboration, and started as an Intern for Global Ties KC. Since then, she has moved up the ranks and returns to Global Ties KC to work on special programs.