Kelly Pengelly -World Council for Intercultural and Global Competence

Ms. Pengelly has over 25 years of international higher education, cross-cultural and student development experience both within the U.S. and Costa Rica. Her expertise ranges from developing human rights-based intercultural competence, student and young professional leadership, global exchange, cultural entry, event programming, service-learning. She enjoys advancing the talents of people of color and enjoys bridging domestic and foreign national communities. Currently, her partners include the World Council on Intercultural and Global Competence where she serves as the VP of Implementation Strategy/Access, Partnerships, and Innovation. She currently consults for The German Marshall Fund of the United States’ Congressional Affairs department. Her consultancy business; MIEL (Maximizing Intercultural Experiences Locally) aims to support organizations who seek to promote all aspects of intercultural development. I received certification as a Qualified Administrator for Intercultural Development & Conflict Style. She has published her research articles in professional journals including the Journal of International Students. Ms. Pengelly is also affiliated with other refereed journals: Journal of Underrepresented and Minority Progress and Book series- Study Abroad and International Students.