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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
As a previous Beyond the States member, two years ago Sidney decided to pack up her life in Seattle and move to Debrecen, Hungary to study Biology. In 2022, after she graduates, she hopes to relocate to Germany to continue her education in a masters programme. When she isn’t studying or in the lab, Sidney enjoys reading, travelling, and spending time with the incredible people she has met while at University.
2021 Student Ambassadors
International Relations and Area Studies
Pacific Grove, California
Toulouse Business School
Bachelor in Management
Roxboro, North Carolina
International Relations with a Human Rights Concentration
Deep River, Connecticut
Political Science: International Relations and Organizations
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Rotterdam University of Applied Science
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA