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Affinity Group: Professionals Based in Europe

  • 29 Jan 2024
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CET)
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Please adjust your time zone, this program is held at 2PM CET (Central European Timezone)

Calling all professionals in Europe! We would love to have you join us for a virtual meet-up.This affinity group is your opportunity to connect with others working in the region and share experiences in a safe and open environment.*Please know we will have another on February 28th. 

As we understand the importance of Global perspectives, this group aims to foster cross-cultural understanding and collaboration, where you can exchange ideas and build professional network in a vibrant community of professionals.


Eleonora Marasca started off her career working in sales for private companies in various sectors in Italy. She then decided to pivot her career toward a focus in Education, teaching at a High School in Italy. She relocated to the US in 2022 and continued along this path, working as an Office Assistant for a Study Abroad Company in Boston. She holds a Master’s degree in Modern Languages for International Communication and Cooperation from the University of Macerata, Italy. Her passion for International Education started during her study abroad program where she lived and studied in Germany. She brings firsthand experience of working in both European and American settings, navigating cultural differences and intercultural communication challenges. 

Deborah Knaust has served as Dean of Student Life and Engagement at Franklin University Switzerland since 2015. Franklin is located in the Italian part of Switzerland and has 50% of students from around the world and 50% of students from North America. Deborah serves on the President’s Cabinet for institutional planning, decision-making, and strategy. Prior to moving to Switzerland, she worked with international students and scholars and Study Abroad programs at U.S. institutions. She strives to infuse intercultural learning into her work and was recently asked to develop the Career Readiness efforts for her institution. With international living experiences in Bulgaria, Japan, Switzerland, and the USA, Deborah is excited to connect with GLL members for meaningful growth and networking opportunities. 


Our members come from different backgrounds, abilities, levels of experience, and parts of the world. Our goal is to embrace this diversity and encourage relationships across generations and experience levels for the benefit of all involved. 

The Global Leadership League was started by a group of women in the field of international education for the purposes of advancing women’s leadership skills, knowledge, and connections.


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The mission of the Global Leadership League is to ignite change across the global education field by empowering, connecting, and training leaders.  Become a Member