Board of Directors
Carl was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota but moved when he was 7 to Minnesota, then to Massachusetts, then to Kentucky, then to Toledo, Ohio where he went to high school and graduated from the University of Toledo with a degree in Engineering Physics majoring in Nuclear Physics. He was hired by DuPont to work on the development of the atomic bomb at the Savannah River Plant. His later years at DuPont, which lasted 35 years, ended with his serving as Sales Manager for the Middle East and Africa, where he traveled 110 times. He joined the Delaware Chapter of People to People International in 1985 and has served in many capacities, including President on two occasions. In 2005 He was selected by the People to People Headquarters to travel to China with about 20 other People to People International members from all over the world, which was sponsored by the Chinese government.
Michael Lynch is an International Consultant and serves on the Board of People to People International, Delaware Chapter, the Cecil College Multicultural Student Advisory Board and he is a member of the Delaware African Coalition. Mr. Lynch has coordinated numerous programs with the Indonesian Embassy in Washington, DC to foster better understanding between the Indonesian Community and diverse organizations in Maryland and Delaware. Mr. Lynch has and is currently working with the Maryland Governor’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs to foster better understanding and engagement with the Asian Pacific Community residing in the US. He also consults and advises the chairman of the Governor’s Delaware African Caribbean Affairs Commission and its members. Mr. Lynch has engaged with dignitaries from South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Senegal, and Liberia regarding a number of initiatives. He has coordinated events and programs with the Namibian Embassy to promote better understanding, trade and commerce. Mr. Lynch is an outspoken advocate for doing business in Africa and he foresees Africa as contributing significantly to the global economy. A graduate of North Georgia College, Mr. Lynch was commissioned as an Officer in the US Army where he served in numerous capacities in the United States, Europe and South West Asia. He currently resides in Newark, Delaware where he is extensively involved in promoting positive international relations and engagement.
Andres Rodriguez was born in Cali, Colombia. After high school, he moved to New Jersey where he graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from The Stevens Institute of Technology. Andres started his professional career in 2009 working in the oil refining industry coordinating the execution of field maintenance projects. In 2011 he joined the DuPont Performance Solutions – Kalrez® business where he has worked as a Plant Area Supervisor overseeing the production of high-performance elastomer parts and as a Manufacturing Engineer leading continuous improvement programs at the plant site. Andres is currently a Technical Service & Development Engineer that provides support and expertise to the Americas customers and manages the technical and customer-facing aspects of new development programs in concert with sales and manufacturing technology to commercialize new business opportunities. Andres is an active member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and is passionate about STEM programs in the community; he supported engineering and science learning through participation in Las Americas Aspira Academy Science Olympiad program, where he mentored students with their science projects for several years. He lives in Middletown with his wife Catalina and their two kids, Evan and Sophie.
Geeta Tewari, Esq.
Professor Tewari received her B.A. from Cornell University, her J.D. from Fordham Law School, and her M.F.A. in Writing from Columbia University School of the Arts. She teaches and writes as an interdisciplinary legal scholar, writer, and poet in the areas of contract law, professional responsibility, gender, and racial equity, and justice. Her most recent publications include Law and the New Urban Agenda (Routledge 2020) with endorsement by UN-Habitat Executive Director Maimunah Mohd Sharif, The Ethics of Gender Narratives for U.S. Corporate Boards [16 N.Y.U. J. L. & B. 221 (2019)], and Formality and Geopolitics, two sociopolitical poems in Michigan Quarterly Review. Following law school graduation, Professor Tawari clerked for New York State Supreme Court Justice Jaime A. Rios. She thereafter practiced with New York City’s Office of Corporation Counsel, the Washington D.C. Office of the Attorney General, and served as an Administrative Law Judge for the New York State Department of Labor. She is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C. She also served as the Director of the Urban Law Center at Fordham Law School, where she launched the Women in Urban Law Leadership Initiative and collaborated with UN-Habitat on projects focused on urban planning laws. In 2019, she was a Visiting Artist Scholar at the American Academy in Rome and founded the Narrative Justice Project, with non-profit status through the New York Foundation for the Arts, to support collaboration between artists and lawyers for dialogue vital to justice and humanity. She has spoken on numerous topics, including feminist lawyering, narrative justice, inclusivity on corporate boards, and equal pay as a human right.
Erin Zoranski, PhD
Dr. Erin Zoranski has been a professor for over 16 years. She began as an adjunct instructor, teaching Spanish and English as a Second Language, at various colleges and currently serves as the Instructional Coordinator for the Language and Culture Department at Delaware Technical Community College. She is the International Club Moderator and has previously worked as the International Education Coordinator, in which she promoted studying abroad and ran various fundraisers to allow underserved students to have this opportunity. She has won numerous awards for teaching and student success while focusing on serving students from diverse backgrounds. She tutors for various organizations for immigrants that have recently come to the United States in her free time and recently translated a novel about immigrant students coming to the United States looking for a better future. She also leads student trips abroad and in country to give students a deeper understanding of the world around them. She holds a BA in Biology and Spanish from the University of Delaware, a MA in Spanish from Middlebury College and a Doctorate of Education from the University of Delaware, where she researched Latino student retention in community colleges.