Kim is an education administrator with Baltimore City Public Schools, providing leadership and direction for high priority initiatives. 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. Kim was awarded the 2017 Maryland Governor's Service Award, was named one of Maryland's Leading Women under 40 by the Maryland Daily Record in 2020, and was honored as one of Baltimore's Emerging Leaders under 40 by the Baltimore Banner in 2023.
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.
Mickey is a Private Client Relationship Advisor with Brown Advisory. He serves as a mentor to middle school students at Crossroads Charter school in Fells Point. Prior to joining Brown, Mickey served as a vice president, fiduciary advisor, and estate settlement advisor with PNC Private Bank. Born and raised in Southwest Baltimore City, he is a graduate of Roger Williams University School of Law (JD) and Marquette University (BA). He spends his time away from work with his family and dogs - hiking, fly fishing and traveling both near and far.
Ian Franco has worked as a commercial underwriter for both local and national banks for over a decade, helping to analyze, structure, and manage commercial loans for borrowers across a diverse array of industries. Currently, Ian works with large not for profit borrowers, such as colleges, charter schools, and human service organizations for M&T Bank. He lives in Baltimore City with his wife, his three month old daughter, and his 12 year old daughter, a Baltimore City Public Schools student. Ian has a B.A. in English from the State University of New York at Albany and an M.B.A. from University of Baltimore.
Darius, a high school student at ACCE, was born and raised in Cameroon, bringing a rich international perspective. His journey took him to the United States during middle school, where he has achieved remarkable milestones, such as becoming the middle school valedictorian. Darius has also garnered numerous awards and recognitions for his outstanding academic performance. Having grown up in a different cultural environment, Darius appreciates and understands the importance of cultural diversity and joins the B More Global team to help advance BMG’s goals of educating students about cultural diversity by sending them to diverse countries at little or no cost.
Angie, the Executive Director of the Fund for Education Abroad, is a Baltimore City native and a first-generation college graduate. Holding a B.A. in International Relations from Goucher College and a M.A. in International Education Policy, Angie has a wealth of experience in international education. She has directed sponsored research, led program development at Cultural Vistas, and collaborated with TPG Cultural Exchange. Passionate about creating opportunities for underrepresented students, Angie has authored articles on experiential learning and exchange, led education abroad programs in Japan, India, and South Africa, and co-led a Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad to Rwanda and Mauritius. As a Moms as Entrepreneurs Academy graduate and founder of A2Z Ventures, a cross-cultural training and education consulting LLC, she supports nonprofits with grant writing, strategic planning, and cross-cultural training. Angie currently lives in Baltimore City with her family.
Liz Shearer has worked in the international education field for 23 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.
Working with Baltimore City Public Schools since 2007, Abby is a physics teacher at The Academy for College and Career Exploration. 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.
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
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.
Amara is a Baltimore native who has worked with students throughout the country to expand educational outcomes. He started his career teaching government and economics through TFA and has since spent his career building partnerships and programs in various nonprofits. He currently serves as the Alumni Director for TFA Baltimore where he supports educators build meaningful pathways and connections to better serve youth and themselves. Prior, Amara led the program team of a local non-profit dedicated to providing wrap-around services for youth in Baltimore. With a B.A. in Psychology and a M.S. in Nonprofit Management in Social Entrepreneurship, he is incredibly passionate about Baltimore's youth, scaling and streamlining nonprofits, developing people and talent, and of course international travel!
2024 Trip Leaders
Sabina Sully - Patterson Park Public Charter School
Sabina was a founding member of B More Global and continues to serve as a school liaison. She has been an educator in Baltimore City for the past 16 years and was a 2019 Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellow. Sabina believes that every student should have access to meaningful instruction based around the Sustainable Development Goals. She hopes to instill an inquiry-based explorer mindset, rooted in the deep belief that we are all stewards of Earth's most treasured places, in all of her students.