Meet the Team
Director of Enrollment Management & Secondary School Enrollment mANAGER, Grades 6 - 12
Anita holds a Bachelor's degree in International Hospitality Management and an MBA in International Business. Her experience living and studying in multiple European countries have enhanced both her language skills and cultural understanding.
Anita’s professional experience spans leadership positions in business environments and admissions in higher education, including Global Director Of Admissions at Schiller International University.
Time spent in both Europe and the United States, has given Anita a global perspective and an ability to navigate intercultural dynamics. She is an avid supporter of the International Baccalaureate curriculum and is uniquely placed to help families make informed decisions for their children.
Primary School Enrollment manager, Grades 1 - 5
Kirsten was born overseas and attended international schools in a variety of countries. She studied in Australia, Russia and Japan before coming to AIS for her high school years. She has a BA in Communications from Emerson College in Boston and began her career in the film and television industry in Los Angeles.
Kirsten joined the AIS admission team in 2015 after moving back to Atlanta from Abu Dhabi, UAE where she experienced the international school admission process with her own two children. Kirsten’s childhood abroad and extensive world travel has driven a passion for the value of an internationally minded and inclusive education. She believes strongly in the mission of AIS to instill these important values into the students.
Primary School Enrollment manager, 3K - 5K
Growing up in Washington, D.C., Christina was surrounded by diverse cultures and ethnicities. From an early age she developed a love for literature and linguistics, interests that led to a B.A. in English from The University of the District of Columbia. This was followed by several years of teaching experience, an M.A. in Education from Ashford University, and a career in leadership in Education
Her admiration for children and ability to connect with families were a natural fit for the diverse and ever changing community at AIS. When she is not helping schools to grow and thrive Christina enjoys nature as well as reading and the performing arts.
A native of France, Elisabeth moved to Atlanta in February 2021 with her husband and two daughters, Emilie and Elisa, who have happily settled into the Primary and Secondary Schools at AIS.
Elisabeth worked in advertising for eight years before becoming a Qualitative Research Project Manager, a career she enjoyed for nearly a decade. Her hobbies include traveling, discovering new cultures and cooking - both French and Southern cuisines. She also loves meeting new people from all over the world and helping families become part of the AIS community.
Financial Aid & Enrollment Insights Manager
Debra joined AIS in June 2019 bringing with her some 20 years of experience in financial aid in independent schools.
In addition to financial aid, Debra has a varied background in accounting, financial management and human resources, as well as prior auditing experience. When she is not at work Debra enjoys spending time with her family and loves to read.