Since the ISIE moved away from Yale University to become an independent organization, the ISIE secretariat has been managed by Lizelle Dela Cruz. Operating out of The Philippines, Lizelle has been instrumental in providing administrative support and logistical assistance during this transition process. Many members will have gotten to know Lizelle from (e-mail) communication, and we have been glad to have had Lizelle on board.
Now that the transition process is nearing completion, the ISIE board has been looking at the administrative and operational requirements of our society going forward. Despite our decentralized nature, a need was identified for having the secretariat operating within the vicinity of one of the executive team members. This allows for faster communication and more direct involvement of the secretariat in the ongoing operations.
After reviewing suitable candidates, Nina Kisbey-Green was selected to fill this position. Nina is based in Cape Town, where I also operate from, and is finishing her degree in Environmental and Geographical Science. She will work alongside me and support the executive team as well as the board in providing administrative and logistical assistance. She will be the primary contact point for members of the ISIE to discuss administrative matters. During the month of May, a handover period took place between Lizelle and Nina, and at this point Nina has taken over all of Lizelle's former responsibilities. The e-mail address of the secretariat remains the same: email@example.com.
We look forward to working with Nina and thank Lizelle for her support and work over the past year and a half.