The APSIA Executive Committee and Staff are a team of professionals who come together to improve and promote the field of international affairs.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2015-2017
Previously, she served as Director of Programs and Operations at the Bretton Woods Committee; Executive Director of the Fair Trade Federation; Assistant Director for Education and Outreach at the Atlantic Council of the United States; and Director of Alumni Relations for the School of International Service (SIS) at American University.
Graduating Phi Beta Kappa from SIS, Ms. Mezzera stayed on to complete her master’s degree with a focus on international organizations and sustainable development. In the course of her studies, she provided analyses for NATO’s Partnership for Peace in Mons, Belgium and at the United Nations Development Program Washington Office.
Among her volunteer work, Ms. Mezzera has served with the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area, St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington DC, the Canadian Coalition for Fair Trade, and the Abyssinian Fund. She has written and/or provided interviews for CNN, CBS, Forbes, Foreign Affairs, the Wall Street Journal, Martha Stewart Living, Vogue, and Cooperative Grocer Magazine – among other outlets – and spoken at numerous national and international conferences. She received the 2008 Rising Star Alumni Award from American University.
While attending Baldwin Wallace, he worked closely with the Office of Multicultural Student Services (MSS) in addition to the Office of Admissions. While with MSS, he was elected President of the Hispanic-American Student Association, where he connected university students with opportunities for involvement within the Latino Community.
In addition to working with MSS, Enrique gained knowledge of recruitment in higher education while working with Baldwin Wallace’s Multicultural Recruitment Team. In the Office of Admissions, he gained hands-on experience with: student development, student affairs, and the recruitment of multicultural students.
Temeka is a loving mother and a devoted wife who enjoys family time. She has a passion for cooking, music, books, and creative art. She loves learning, as well as creating new ideas. She also enjoys working with people and helping others.