Kaying Vang, President
Kaying Vang has over 10 years of international development experience, with a career path focused on the areas of international evaluation, philanthropy, and youth development. She currently works for the McKnight Foundation, supporting the Collaborative Crop Research Program in 12 countries. She is fluent in Hmong and became proficient in Spanish after two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala. Kaying and her family came to the United States in 1985 as refugees from the Vietnam War.
Kayla Mueller, Vice President
Kayla is excited for this new role as Vice President! She first began volunteering with MINN in 2014, and knew it was an instant match after meeting MINN’s dedicated volunteers and members. She co-chaired the Programming Committee in 2015 and the MINN Summit in 2016. In her past time Kayla enjoys life with her husband and cat and wandering around the lakes.
Sandra Stevenson, Outreach Manager
Sandra Stevenson has over 15 years experience managing nonprofit education programs, including a membership organization. Her skillset is diverse but her career has been focused in the nonprofit sector because of her passion for serving human beings. She has managed two education programs with thousands of member-clients and complex relational databases.
Sarah Ashkar, Communications Manager
Sarah brings a strong communications, media, and project managment background to MINN. She started at MINN in 2017 and manages communications, including the newsletter, special announcements, this website, and many other moving pieces.
Sarah also works at the Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility at the University of Minnesota.
Jessica Moes, Volunteer Coordinator
Jessica joined MINN as the Volunteer Coordinator in 2017, after serving as lead for that year's MINN IDEA Summit Registration team. She has past experience coordinating volunteers for an arts and youth leadership program in Minnesota, and also in Cambodia where she matched visiting volunteers with local projects.
Alicia Stromberg, Summit Committee Chair
Alicia Stromberg was introduced to MINN in 2015 through a networking happy hour, and has since volunteered on all of the Summit committees before becoming the 2018 Summit chair. Alicia brings experience in project management, event planning, and community outreach to the team. Alicia is passionate about global health equity and is an activist with RESULTS to support international development initiatives.
Her goal is to foster a stronger and more diverse MINN community through a well-organized Summit with engaging touch points before and during the event. She hopes to continue building the MINN Summit brand, to create an event which the Minnesota international development community looks forward to every year.
Allie Baker, Summit Committee Vice-Chair
Hannah Rosenwinkel, Summit Committee Vice-Chair
Hannah Rosenwinkel is new to MINN as she joins the Summit Planning Committee as a Vice-Chair. She is excited to learn more about the international development community and event planning in this role. She looks forward to bringing her cross-sector experiences and supply chain mindset to create an impactful Summit that brings global and local thought leaders together. Hannah is currently a Supply Chain Analyst in the transportation department at Land O'Lakes, Inc. In her free time, you can find her volunteering for MINN and City Stay, reading, and exploring the world.
Kaity Berg, Program Committee Chair
Kaity's interest in International Development began while interning at a university in Mexico. After Kaity received her BA in International Relations with a minor in Spanish, she made her way to China. There she immersed herself in Chinese culture and began learning Mandarin. She returned home in 2016, and joined MINN on the Volunteer Team for the Summit in 2017. Kaity is excited to chair the Program Committee in 2018. She is looking forward to working with volunteers to build high level events that put Minnesota on the global map of international development. On any given day you can find Kaity running around the lakes or reading a good book!