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Board of Directors

We are Information Architects, Educators, Designers, Researchers, Leaders.

The global board of directors at World IA Day come from a diverse range of experiences, geographies, languages, and backgrounds. Together, we support a vast community of local organizers, partners, supporters, students, and more across the globe.

Andrea Rosenbusch, co-president at World IA Day

Andrea Rosenbusch

Co-president

Andrea has been a co-organizer for WIAD Switzerland since 2015. She joined the global team in 2020 and is keen on continuing to develop WIAD in the next years. Andrea lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland.

Grace Lau

Grace Lau

Co-president; Co-Global Executive Producer

A local organizer for WIAD Los Angeles in 2017 and a local advisor ever since, Grace works with the global board of directors and sits as a member of Finance, Community & Events, and Education committees. She's been working with the global team since 2018. Grace lives and works in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Anita Cheng, Director Operations at World IA Day

Anita Cheng

Director, Operations, Content; Secretary

Anita joined the global team in 2019. She was a former IAI Board member. She lives and works in San Francisco, California, United States.

Celeste Espinoza, Treasurer at World IA Day

Celeste Espinoza

Treasurer

Celeste joined the global board in 2020 and chairs the Finance committee. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon, United States.


Andrew Jung, Director, Community and Events at World IA Day

Andrew Jung

Director, Community & Events;Co-Global Executive Producer

Andrew has been a member of the IAI since 2005, and served as an IAI online community development member since 2017. He’s volunteered at World IA Day in Vancouver, Canada, and organized Victoria’s first WIAD in 2019. Andrew joined the global team as Global Executive Producer in 2020.

Sam Ashlee, Director, Accessibility at World IA Day

Sam Ashlee

Director, Accessibility

Sam Ashlee (formerly VanHorn) joined the global team in 2020 as Director, Accessibility. She has been a local organizer for WIAD Atlanta. She lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

Krispian Emert, Co-Director, Education at World IA Day

Krispian Emert

Co-Director, Education

Krispian joined the global board in 2018 as Director, Social Media and Public Relations. She has been a speaker and local organizer for WIAD San Francisco and Vancouver. She is currently co-Director, Education. She lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Rupananda Misra, Co-Director, Education at World IA Day

Rupananda Misra

Co-Director, Education

A former IA Institute Board member from 2018-2019, Rupananda Misra joined the global team in 2020 as co-Director, Education of World IA Day. He lives in Greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Vivian Zheng, Director, Social Media at World IA Day

Vivian Zheng

Director, Social Media

Vivian joined the global board in 2020 and is in charge of all things Social Media. She is a UX Designer based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada but is Caribbean born and raised. In her free time she likes to paddle and lead workouts with her local competitive dragon boat team


Regional Directors

Alysson Franklin, Director, Latin America at World IA Day

Alysson Franklin Martins Moreira

Regional Director, Latin America

Alysson joined the global team in 2020. He has been a speaker and local organizer for São Paulo, Brazil; Monterrey, Mexico City, and Puebla, Mexico. He lives and works in Mexico.

Asha R. Singh, Director, North America at World IA Day

Asha R. Singh

Regional Director, North America; Partnerships

Asha Singh joined the global team in 2020 as a regional director for North America and also sits on the Finance committee. She lives and works in Washington, D.C., United States.

Ghada Kandil, Regional Director, Middle East and Africa at World IA Day

Ghada Kandil

Regional Director, Middle East and Africa

Ghada is a content strategist and designer and a strong advocate for digital Arabic content. She joined the global team in 2020 as the regional director for the Middle East and Africa. She lives and works in Cairo, Egypt.

Luis Alveart, Regional Director, Latin America at World IA Day

Luis Alveart Guerrero

Regional Director, Latin America

A WIAD speaker, organizer, and volunteer, Luis joined the global board as a regional director for Latin America in 2020. He lives and works in Bogota, Colombia.

Mark Wolfe, Regional Director, North America at World IA Day

Mark Wolfe

Regional Director, North America

Mark joined the global board as a regional director for North America in 2020. He was a speaker and an organizer for WIAD Cincinnati in 2020 and 2021. He lives and works in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Paolo Montevecchi, Regional Director, Europe at World IA Day

Paolo Montevecchi

Regional Director, Europe

Paolo joined the global board as a regional director for Europe in 2020. He is a local organizer for WIAD Italia. He lives and works in Italy.