Our Board of Directors

ARLENE CHUA SAY SOTO
Arlene has an MBA and a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering. She currently works at Intel Corporation as a category manager in the global supply chain organization. Arlene grew up in the Philippines where she learned the powerful impact an education can have.

CHRISTINA GARDINER 
Christina was born to a British father and German mother, and she lived in Switzerland, Austria, and Germany before moving to the United States. She has maintained her European roots and brings this cultural perspective to our board. After moving to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2005, she opened a successful bakery business that supplied local restaurants, and she has been working with non-profits in various capacities for three decades.

LEEMIN CHONG 
LeeMin has an MBA as well as an M.S. in Computer Science, and she has extensive program management experience from her career in the high-tech industry. She currently works at Apple as a Project Manager, improving business processes and systems. LeeMin grew up in Malaysia where hard work and compassion were instilled in her by her parents.

LISA ROBINSON-SPADER 
Lisa has a Master’s degree in Economics from Harvard University, with concentrations in International Economics and Economic Development. She worked at Intel Corporation for many years where she gained global project management skills. She also volunteered for many years with international development organizations before co-founding Global Pearls.

LYNDA MYERS 
Before retirement in 2016, Lynda Myers, PhD (Philosophy), taught for thirty-nine years at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where discussion-based classes foster critical-thinking skills, shared problem-solving and cooperative learning. Her extensive travels have taken her to every continent except Antarctica (so far)—including a year recently spent in Guangzhou, China, as a Senior Visiting Scholar in Residence at Sun Yat-sen University’s Boya College, where she taught seminars on Lobachevski’s non-Euclidean geometry and Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics.