Meet the Team

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Jenn Viemont
Founder

Jennifer 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. Jennifer 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 moved to Portugal in 2020 with her husband and teenage daughter and her son is nearby (relatively) attending a university in the Netherlands.

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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.

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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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Tamara Smith
Social Media Manager

Tamara is a previous Beyond the States member and starts her first year of study at Burgundy School of Business in the fall of 2021! Tamara spent much of her life in Canada (she’s a dual citizen) and spent the last 6 years in Florida, where she completed her Associate’s of Arts from Florida State College in Jacksonville. When she’s not studying or on social media (for work or pleasure), you will probably find her in the dance studio. Tamara has been dancing since she was three and most recently was a member of the FSCJ danceWorks company.

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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-her has very strong feelings about these schools! Stefan spends his free time editing videos, snowboarding, and skateboarding.

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Sam Viemont
Database Manager

Sam is the reason Beyond the States came into being since it all started with his needs of going to college abroad in mind. A native of Chapel Hill, North Carolina he is currently a student at Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Management of International Social Challenges program. His interests include foreign affairs, languages, and, unsurprisingly, travel.

2021 Student Ambassadors

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Tati Milo
 Georgia
Hanze University of Applied Science

8

Andrea Pantazi
 Massachusetts
Utrecht University

5

Adam Wills
Michigan
Erasmus University Rotterdam

4

Claire Parisa
Pennsylvania
Czech University of Life Science

6

Taylor Petersen
 Washington State
HU University of Applied Science

9

Izzy Waszkiewicz
Wisconsin
Maastricht University

3

Sidney Wilson
Washington State
University of Debrecen

1

Hannah Wanzer
Indiana
Erasmus University Rotterdam