Justin, a New England native, has a bachelor's degree in International Relations and German Studies from Tufts and a master's degree in International Relations from Humboldt University Berlin. He comes to MIT from Harvard Law School, where he managed the Petrie-Flom Center's Health Law Student Fellowship program and assisted with the Football Players' Health Study. Prior to Harvard, he was based in both Germany and Cambridge working for a global health care non-profit, and as a research fellow in history at the University of Freiburg.
Amanda grew up in Massachusetts and moved to Ohio in high school (her first experience with cultural shock). She graduated from Ohio University with a BA in Asian Studies and German Language. During this time, she was lucky enough to study abroad 2 separate years—first in Germany, near Dresden, and then later in Japan, near the city of Nagoya. After college, she returned to Boston, where she worked and studied at Lesley University. Prior to joining MISTI, she completed her MA in International Higher Education, which culminated in a 6-month internship in Heidelberg, Germany. She has also co-presented research on advising LGBTQ+ students studying abroad.