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.
Enrique began at APSIA as the Coordinator of Admissions and Student Programs in 2016 and later became the International Admissions and Operations Manager. Enrique’s work at APSIA includes domestic/international recruitment, social media marketing, and operations of APSIA’s Graduate School Fairs.
In addition, Enrique has served and moderated on panels at the Council on Foreign Relations (Diversity in International Affairs Conference), the Elliott School of International Affairs (APSIA’s Diversity Forum), and HACU National Internship Program (International Careers Panel).ined 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.