Founder and President
Sarah has worked in higher education and international education for almost 20 years. She earned her BA from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA and a M.Ed. in Integrative Learning from Endicott College. During the course of her career, she has worked at a small, regional colleges, an elite liberal arts college and finally, at University Massachusetts at Amherst where she held the position of Director of Summer Programs and Special Projects.
Sarah has launched partnerships and programs with Ministries of Education in UAE, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, China, and many more. She has also won Department of State grants with the Fulbright Commission to bring international students to the US, and has secured millions of dollars in private foundation funding to expand access to higher education for both domestic and international students.
Sarah's passion is strengthening educational ties between US institutions and international partners in order to create essential opportunities for students to live as global citizens.
Sarah's favorites are her children, terrible dog, skiing, cooking, and being with friends and family.
Consultant- University Relations
Jessica has dedicated her career in higher education to the non-degree programs' field, overseeing summer sessions, non-credit workshops, certificate programs, executive education, and English language programs. She is Past-President of the Association of University Summer Sessions (AUSS), and of the North American Association of Summer Sessions (NAASS). She has been in summer session administration for over 30 years and her tenure spans five institutions: Georgetown University, The Catholic University of America, Johns Hopkins University and University of Colorado Boulder, and Columbia University.
Ms. Madrigal holds a Bachelor in Arts and a Master in Science in Spanish Linguistics from Georgetown University. She is a Doctoral Candidate at the American College of Education and is researching learning in an intensive format.