"I know firsthand that a personal relationship with someone from another country, and especially a country politically at odds with mine, is the fastest way to circumvent prejudice and fear and understand another person on their own terms."
Rachel has a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of New Mexico and currently works for her family wholesale business, Red Rock Roasters. Her work puts her in connection with coffee farmers, millers, and brokers from all around the world. She understands the value of an interconnected world, because she relies on others for her success and livelihood as much as they do her. Rachel supports efforts that aim to prepare the next generation to understand the world around them and to engage in global events.
Meet our Board of Directors
"Global One to One is equipped to teach and empower students to be leaders who can bring about making the world a better place."
Evan has worked with Global One to One as a student volunteer since the ninth grade and continues to be inspired by their mission and goals. From planning student events to participating in the letter exchange program, Evan has experienced the power of Global One to One programs firsthand. Evan is committed to bettering the community around him and works as an instructor of Chamber Music at Cottonwood Classical. He believes that the enriching and empowering work Global One to One does for students, teachers, and schools is vitally important in creating leaders prepared to create change in the 21st century.
"I have interest in and commitment to international experience and communication as means to increase mutual understanding and respect."
Stephen Bishop is an Associate Professor of French, French Studies, and African Studies at the University of New Mexico. He has been involved with Global One to One for 4 years and continues to support us through his volunteer work and service to the board. Steve taught a course on African Studies and community engagement in the spring of 2012 that was connected to Global One to One through the service aspect. He supports Albuquerque’s youth and wants them to have opportunities to engage with the rest of the world while taking on roles of leadership and responsibility.
“We all carry the responsibility to make the world a better place and I believe that this begins by first understanding cultural sensitivity. Helping our future generation to understand that differences exist between cultures, but not assigning values to the differences (better or worse, right or wrong) is critical for a better tomorrow. Global One to One is the right platform to achieve this.”
Robin brings to this team a unique perspective through his international/cross-cultural living experiences in India, Oman and USA. He was fortunate to have spent approximately 15 years in Oman where schools & organizations consisted of only 5% of the local people & more than 100 nationalities covering the rest. Through this experience he cemented his foundation in accepting and respecting differences between and within cultures. Robin has a Masters degree in International Business from Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona and currently specializes in developing & supporting startup business that function across countries and cultures.
Board Vice President
“Our students are America’s best ambassadors; Global One to One is the only organization connecting our youth on a one to one level.”
Nora Hans Nevera has a BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois and is pursuing a MA in OI&LS-Organizational Informational Learning Sciences at the University of New Mexico. She lived in Europe for three years with her husband and has since been in Florida, the Pentagon, and now lives in Albuquerque. Nora is currently the Marketing and Administrative Manager at the law firm, Giddens, Gatton & Jacobus. She is better known as the “Doer of Stuff” and the “Knower of Things.” Nora believes in strengthening global connections through one to one communication and fully supports the mutual understanding of cultures throughout the world.
When we connect one to one, anything is possible!
“Misunderstandings often get blown out of proportion in normal, everyday relationships – imagine this effect on a global leadership scale between nations.”
Chris Almeria studied Professional Aeronautics at Embry Riddle and went on to earn a Masters Degree in International Relations at the University of Oklahoma. Chris has been an active Air Force member for 23 years, dealing with aircraft maintenance, human resource management, and professional development. Chris knows the importance of building cross-cultural understanding at the student level. He believes in the importance of making the world a smaller, more connected place and preparing the world’s youth to work together, ensuring that the next generation will be smarter than the current one and will truly benefit all.