AZ STS FoundationMetro-Phoenix
Regional Director and National Grants Coordinator
Mollie has been working with exchange students and the grant/scholarship students since 2002. She is also the mother of 4, and has 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren! She is also a professional musician. Mollie’s passion in life is helping create peace on our planet, and spreading good will.
Senior Local Coordinator & Cluster Leader
Katrina is a mother of 4 and has been working with exchange students since 2009. She is an entrepreneur of 4 businesses and loves to help others. She is good at planning activities and setting up community service activities.Katrina is also in charge of the Southwest student mentor program.
Julie is a proud mother of two sons and a seasoned host mom. She works with youth through her church and loves helping others through community service.
Ruthann is a mother of 3. She has worked with students for the majority of her career as a teacher and scout leader. She loves camping and learning about other cultures.
Andy has been working with students as a teacher and a coach for approximately 20 years. Currently, Andy is the Science Department Chair at a local high school. In his “free time” Andy enjoys finding things to repurpose for his classroom, fishing, walking with his dog, thrift shopping, and building things. He really is passionate about learning new things and passing that knowledge on to others.
Kathy has been working with students as a coach and mentor for approximately 20 years. She has 5 sons (all grown) and originally hails from South Bend, Indiana. Kathy enjoys hiking, fishing, walking and exploring Arizona.
Danielle is the mother of three, has been a host mom, and has worked with students for 20 years in and out of the classroom. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading and working on puzzles!
Besides being a Local Coordinator, Beth is also a realtor. She loves helping others and meeting new people, traveling, baking, listening to music and hanging out with her family and friends. She has been married to Doug (also a Local Coordinator) for over 20 years, and they have two sons, Anthony (in college) and Dylan (in high school, and an STS Mentor!).
Lupita has lived in Arizona all her life and has traveled the United States as well as other countries. She is married with seven children, and three dogs! Lupita has been working with students as a school teacher and also as a mentor to youth. She enjoys baking, cooking and spending time with her family. She is happy to be on the STS team.
Doug and his wife Beth (also a Local Coordinator) have hosted exchange students since 2010. In addition to being a Local Coordinator, Doug is a Car Salesman. He loves to go to sporting events, golfing, spend time with his family, cook and just relax whenver possible.
Michelle has been working with students as a teacher for over 25 years, and as a coordinator with exchange students for over 10 years. She has three grown children, and is currently a stay-at-home mom (with her teenage son, who is also an STS Mentor) and a substitute high school teacher in addition to working with the Arizona STS team. Michelle and her family have hosted many different students from many countries over the years.
Meg was born and raised in San Diego, and is also a world traveler. She lived in the Middle East for two years. Meg is happily married with two boys in college at ASU. She is excited to be working with exchange students, because she hosted a girl from the Netherlands and really enjoyed it; she wants to help others have the same wonderfully meaningful experience that she had.
Taking on the World, One Student at a Time
STS Foundation is a Department of State sponsored high school exchange program. We are proud to offer American families the opportunity to become citizen diplomats by welcoming an international high school student into their home. By living as a family member the student learns about the American way of life and host families also experience a new culture.
How Do I Become a Host Family
✔️Host must be 25 years or older
✔️Pass a background check
✔️Provide 3 meals a day
✔️Ensure reliable transportation to and from school
✔️A bed for your student
✔️A safe and loving home
✔️Students come w/their own spending money & insurance
f you would love to learn a little bit about another culture, have a new experience and give a teenager the opportunity to study in America for the upcoming school year, PM or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are not in a position to host someone, help me find a great family for these children – share this post! Thank you in advance, and have a fantastic day! #STSFEXPERIENCE