Kristen Ramsey is the Programs Assistant at the Middle East Center. Previously, she worked as the Program Manager for a nonprofit where she coordinated international exchange programs and events on behalf of the U.S. Department of State and City of Philadelphia. Through this role, she was able to connect international visitors with their American counterparts in order to encourage cross-cultural competence and diplomacy across various professions. She also interned at Penn State’s Office of Global Engineering Engagement and the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program. These experiences allowed Kristen to hone in on her interests in nonprofit management, program planning, and international diplomacy. Kristen graduated from Penn State with a Masters of International Affairs and a B.A. in International Relations.