Prepare and lead educators on professional development excursions abroad to discover and learn from new educational systems and cultures.

Dr. Lora Anderson Cook

Executive Director

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Aino Larsen

Associate Director

Bethany Done

Media & Website

Ben Tillotson

Main Teacher Fellow

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Celestin Rukeratabaro

Rwanda program advisor

Raija Pini Kemppainen

Senior Program Advisor

Veera Toivonen
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Kati Karjalainen-Rimppi
Stephanie Morgan

Teacher Fellow

Teacher Fellow

Teacher Fellow

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Dillon Durrant
Meaghan Rockwood
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Andi Webb
Pirjo Pelto


Financial Assistant

Washington D.C./Singapore Program Advisor

Alumni Affairs Fellow

Michelle Green

Alumni Affairs Fellow

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Natalie Higgins

Alumni Affairs Fellow

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Jessi Lofgren

Alumni Affairs Fellow

Tatiana Groznaya

St. Petersburg guide

Riitta Kemppainen-Koivisto

Lapland guide

Helena Nilsson

Sweden guide

Katrin Roomet

Estonia guide


Global Education Allies (GEA) facilitates opportunities and experiences for educators around the world to work together on enhancing their classrooms and schools in innovative ways.  
Our three main objectives focus on developing and expanding intercultural competencies for educators and students.
Out of the 400+ past participants, 50 are returning alumni on other programs. We have worked with 49 different schools, 10 different organizations and 6 different universities, national centers of testing or ministries of education. Many of our teachers have kept in touch for years, exchanging ideas and doing collaborative projects in their classrooms. 


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Provo, UT 84604