Shawn McQueen Global Santa Fe

Shawn McQueen

President & CEO
Shawn’s career and lived experience makes her an ideal leader for Global Santa Fe. She is a two-time exchange student and has dedicated her more than 25-year career to the non-profit sector. She says that “her greatest joy is to engage across cultures and build meaningful relationships.” Not only does she have the passion for the mission of Global Santa Fe, but she also has the experience necessary to help the organization reach the next level. Working for international organizations, Shawn has traveled extensively and built a global network. As a resident of Lamy, she has many local relationships fostered during her prior tenure as Executive Director for the International Folk Art Market. McQueen is a passionate seeker of global understanding and a lifelong learner. In 2019, Shawn attended Oxford University’s Säid Business School earning her MBA. e:

Susan Jay

Office Manager/Program Officer
Susan Jay joined the Global Santa Fe team in 2008, serving as Office Manager, while also coordinating the promotion and presentation of CIR’s many educational programs.  She has coordinated membership activities and offers support to the Board of Directors and the IVLP as needed. Susan’s background is in education, publishing, and the arts. She received her BA in Fine Arts and French from UCLA and continued studies in Art History at UC Berkeley. Ever since her year in France with the UCLA Education Abroad Program she has been committed to supporting the transformational power of international exchange.

Joey Schultz

Manager, International Exchanges
James Escobado

James Escobedo

James Escobedo is currently a student at University of New Mexico studying Political Science, Economics, and Arabic. He is passionate about global development, and hopes to help create and implement evidence-based practical solutions to help end issues such as poverty and bigotry. A lifelong New Mexican, he is eager to help foster international relations right here in Santa Fe.

Molly Biehl Corbin

Membership Manager
Molly has three decades of experience in non-profit programming, management, and development. She has implemented intergenerational literacy programs for underserved children, youth, and families in New Orleans, San Diego, and South Africa. Molly is a certified personal and career coach who is passionate about cultivating community, encouraging intercultural understanding and personal growth, and advancing a more peaceful world.

Jane Shreffler

Volunteer Coordinator

Tessa Davis

Program Consultant, Youth Engagement
Tessa Davis joined Global Santa Fe as a Program Consultant in April 2023. She is a senior level international community development professional bringing to the table over 15 years of progressive leadership experience in youth centered, sustainable program design alongside organizations operating in under-served contexts in the global south and the United States. Tessa is an educator, world traveler, certified project management professional and Returned Peace Corps volunteer (Uganda) with a Bachelors in Education, K-8 and a Masters Degree in Education, Health Promotion and International Development from University College London. Throughout her career, Tessa has had the joy of witnessing firsthand time and again, the immeasurable value and ripple effect that comes when young people have access to high-quality learning experiences in a supportive and empowering environment where invested adults serve as protectors and advocates. She carries these countless stories of victory with her, and they continually light a fire within her to keep at this important work. e: