Meet the Team

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Jenn Viemont

Jenn is a native of Chicago, but lived in North Carolina for over a decade. She obtained her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Illinois, Chicago. Jenn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and, before Beyond the States, worked in a variety of areas including school social work, mental health, coaching, and as a parenting coordinator for high-conflict divorce cases. Jenn loves travel and has enjoyed less-touristy destinations during her university visits over the years, and getting a deeper feel for the cities she visits by eating, shopping, and residing in areas populated by locals. She and her family lived in Portugal for two years and now reside in Chapel Hill, NC.  Her son studies International Relations at AAU in Prague and her daughter plans to study Criminology and Psychology in Ireland.


Chrissia Peregrino
Virtual Assistant and Customer Success Manager

We’re not sure how we functioned in the days before Chrissia joined the team! She handles just about everything-from helping members, updating portal, graphic design, and on. Chrissia lives in the Philippines where she spends most of her free time reading self-help books and watching movies.


Kristin Hamaker
Growth Management Director

Kristin folded into BTS while navigating school abroad for her own family. At any given time she is a gardener, cyclist, parent, chef, neighbor, teacher, writer, and explorer. Most of her professional career has been in the sustainable food world, as a personal chef, culinary instructor, recipe developer, food writer, and industry consultant. Like Jenn, Kristin is also a native of the Chicago area, but has lived all over the U.S., and in Ireland, while attending culinary school; she currently resides with her family, and two mischievous cats, in St. Paul, MN, but is planning to relocate to Spain in the fall of 2022.

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Anya Berchtold

Student Ambassador Program Coordinator

Born and raised in Colorado in an Austro-American household, Anya fortunately stumbled across Beyond the States during her search for universities. She will soon be graduating in autumn of 2022 with a Bachelor in Management from ESCP Business School in which she spent one year each in London, Paris, and Berlin. When she’s not reading about how to balance asset T-accounts or designing scientific posters on Netflix’s economic curves, you can find her out and about with friends, trying new restaurants, or browsing through vintage clothes at the Sunday flea market.


Stefan Mirjanic
Database Manager

Stefan, a resident of Serbia and graduate of University of Novi Sad, has been with Beyond the States since the earliest days and knows the database inside and out. Don’t get him started about schools with bad websites-he has very strong feelings about these schools! Stefan spends his free time editing videos, snowboarding, and skateboarding.

2021 Student Ambassadors


Atlanta, Georgia
 Jagiellonian University
International Relations and Area Studies

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Pacific Grove, California
Toulouse Business School
Bachelor in Management


Frankfort, Illinois
Leiden University
International Studies


Chicago, Illinois
Maastricht University
Global Studies


Roxboro, North Carolina
Anglo-American University
International Relations with a Human Rights Concentration


Deep River, Connecticut
Leiden University
Political Science: International Relations and Organizations


Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Rotterdam University of Applied Science
International Business


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Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Global BBA