Staff

GYLI Administrative Team

We are excited here at Global Youth Leadership Institute to share our amazing administrative team with you!

Matt Nink

Executive Director

Executive Director of GYLI and the Stuart Center for Global Leadership at Lake Forest Academy


Ashley Kolovitz

Assistant Director

Assistant Director of GYLI and the Stuart Center for Global Leadership at Lake Forest Academy


BaSheeba Mays

Assistant Director

Assistant Director of GYLI and the Stuart Center for Global Leadership at Lake Forest Academy


Aloyce Gonzaga Lekuton

Accounting Manager/Program Coordinator

Accounting Manager/Program Coordinator at GYLI and the Stuart Center for Global Leadership at Lake Forest Academy


Alexandria Cedergren

Program Assistant

Program Assistant for Global Youth Leadership Institute


Andrew Strudwick

Digital Media Coordinator

Program Assistant and Digital Media Coordinator for GYLI


Our Institute Coordinators

We have an incredible group of coordinators that are set to inspire young leaders from all across the world!

Dave Lishansky

Year 1.1 Connecticut

Sarah Andersen

Year 1.1 Connecticut

Christian Starling

Year 1.2 Connecticut

Kelly Bertucci

Year 1.2 Connecticut

Kristoffer Barikmo

Year 1.3 Los Angeles

Sarah Andersen

Year 1.3 Los Angeles

Mike Landgraf

Year 2.1 Taos

Michelle Pomeroy

Year 2.1 Taos

Courtney Hurtt

Year 2.2 Taos

Nathan Scherrer

Year 2.2 Taos

Nathan Conroy

Year 3 Costa Rica

Yelitza Nieves

Year 3 Costa Rica


Speakers & Presenters

Year 1:Connecticut, Speakers 

Ulric Johnson, Ph.D. Founder and Director, Teens Advocating a Global Vision

Kojo Bey Director, Sounds of Afrika

 Year 2: New Mexico, Speakers 

Pat McCabe

Jake Nash

Year 3: Costa Rica, Speakers/Workshop leaders 

Aloyce Gonzaga Lekuton