Kimberly Coleman is a Specialist of New Initiatives for Baltimore City Public Schools. Prior to this position, she worked in policy and legislation for the Deputy Mayor for Education in Washington, DC, and also taught in Baltimore City for 13 years. Kim has been coordinating study abroad programs for Baltimore students since 2007, raising money to fund scholarships for deserving students who would have otherwise been unable to participate. Kim was awarded the 2017 Maryland Governor's Service Award and was named one of Maryland's Leading Women under 40 by the Maryland Daily Record in 2020.
Keisha Campbell is a Baltimore native and a Higher Education Administrator serving as the University Registrar for a local University. Keisha has over 15 years of work experience in the education field and she has also worked at non-profit organizations. She is a strong supporter of cultural and study abroad programs, especially for youth who may not typically have the opportunities offered to them to have that experience. Keisha holds her Bachelor of Arts in History and International Relations from the University of Maryland University College at Schwaebisch Gmuend and her MS in Negotiation and Conflict Management from the University of Baltimore.
Jennifer Martin is a biologist by training and the mother of two Baltimore City Public School students who have traveled abroad on school trips. Her volunteer activities have included working with kindergartners on reading readiness, serving as President of her local community association, and leading the Board of the Charles Village Community Benefits District. She was one of the founders of the Village Learning Place, a community library and learning center in Baltimore.
Abby Weeks is a physics teacher at The Academy for College and Career Exploration. She has been an educator with Baltimore City Public Schools for 13 years. Prior to this experience she was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana. Abby has coordinated study abroad programs within her school communities since 2018 and believes strongly in the power of world travel in shaping the futures of Baltimore City students.
After college Melanie returned to her native Baltimore to teach middle school. In 2001, she transitioned to led the Single Step Program at the Community College of Baltimore County. Between 2004 and 2012, Melanie was a founder and board president of Patterson Park Public Charter School in Baltimore, chair of the Parent and Community Advisory Board for Baltimore’s school system, and member of Baltimore’s New and Charter School Advisory Board. She has also served as board president of Special Education Advocacy Project and as a board member for Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance.Melanie is currently the owner of an education consulting company. Her clients include Howard County Public School System, The Baltimore Academy, and Maryland Institute College of Art. She currently serves on the boards of the Fund for Educational Excellence, Clayworks, and the Sarah Lawrence College Alumni Association.
Sarah is an attorney based out of Washington, D.C. Prior to her legal career, she was a middle school social studies teacher with the Baltimore City Public School System. Sarah is a strong believer in the value of travel for enrichment and student development, and in lowering barriers to travel for youth who otherwise might not have the opportunity.
Liz Shearer has worked in the international education field for 22 years and currently serves as the Director for Study Abroad & Away at Towson University. She is committed to increasing access to high impact global learning experiences to help today’s youth become socially responsible, engaged citizens of the world. Liz is also the co-founder of Bmore Abroad – a group that provides a space for productive collaboration and professional development for local international educators and raises funds for scholarships for college level study abroad in the Greater Baltimore area. Liz was born and raised in the UK and moved to Baltimore, Maryland in 1998.
Melissa Gómez de la Fuente is a product and project management leader with over 15 years of experience in the higher education and electronics manufacturing industries. Her global experience spans the US, Latin America, Europe and various Asian markets. Originally from Mexico, Melissa is a graduate of the Autonomous University of Guadalajara where she studied Electronic and Industrial Engineering, she obtained an MBA from Hult International Business School and received her Doctor in Business Administration from Walden University. Melissa has developed a talent for leading cross-cultural teams, she is successful in designing, implementing and managing new online products and developing business models.
Melissa Gomez de la Fuente
Madina Wasiq is a 17 year old junior attending Western High School. Her hobbies include reading, painting, and photography. Growing up, Madina was fascinated by learning about different cultures and exploring ancient and contemporary cities. As a summer intern with BMG, she is excited to have the opportunity to help other students make the most of their travel opportunities and careers, while also gaining communication skills, leadership, improved self-confidence, research skills, and the ability to work under pressure through this internship program.
Joy Kogah is a rising senior at ACCE High school. She is from Cameroon, a country found in central/western Africa. She enjoys playing sports like softball, volleyball, track, and cross country and also loves learning new hobbies like roller skating. She was first introduced to B More Global in 11th grade when she had the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica and Panama with a partial scholarship from BMG. She is hoping to help other students get the same opportunity to travel abroad to make the most memorable experiences.
Audrey Akumkperik is a B More Global intern and also an adventurous girl whose passion lies in Asian shows. She is about to be a senior in high school this coming school year. She loves to learn new things and also enjoys sleeping. She loves to travel and explore the world so when she heard about what B More Global does, it excited her. She decided to apply to B More Global’s summer internship because she likes the idea of providing Baltimore students with experiences and knowledge outside their own cultures. And also travel abroad experiences to help broaden their view on life and way of living. She also recently embarked on a trip abroad to Costa Rica and Panama with her school.