Meet our new AIELOC Fellows!
Iyabo Tinubu (she/her) is a Primary Homeroom Teacher at Berlin International School. She is also a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) champion with experience as Schoolwide DEIJ Lead. In her past experiences, she has cultivated and implemented DEIJ policies, supported and coached Senior Leadership, facilitated curriculum development and delivered professional development that ensure long lasting cultural and pedagogical changes.  She has worked in both state schools in the UK, and international schools in Beijing and Singapore before moving to Germany. Iyabo thrives to nurture and empower future generation of world- changers through DEIJ in the classroom and Student Leadership so that our young learners can actively be part of the solution.
Justin Garcia (they/them/theirs) is a Latinx/White American from colonized Hohokam and O’Odam Jewed land currently known as Phoenix, Arizona. They teach second grade at Frankfurt International School in Frankfurt, Germany. They have a bachelors degree in Elementary Education and hold a masters degree in Bilingual Curriculum and Instruction. Their passion is understanding how concepts of identity such as race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality intersect with language acquisition and  translanguaging, particularly in early childhood education. Their work centers experiences of the global majority and marginalized Queer identities within the classroom while simultaneously co-creating a space where children can be their authentic selves. They strive to understand and actively problematize the status quo within international school education in order a truly liberating, equitable learning environment. They are grateful for the love and support of their husband, Barrak, and their rescue dog, Boomer.
Kristina Pennell-Götze (she/her) is a queer Filipino-Australian creator, educator, mother, and activist, currently teaching Drama and Film at the Berlin Brandenburg International School in Brandenburg, Germany. She is passionate about actively pursuing equity and justice through student voice and amplifying the experiences of the global majority and marginalised folks through theatre. With 11 years of teaching experience in both public (UK) and international (Germany) schools, and a Bachelor of Education from QUT in Australia, Kristina is currently studying a Master of Educational Leadership as she pursues school leadership to shift the narrative of dominant culture and cultivate an environment that celebrates resiliance and healing.


The Association of International Educators and Leaders of Color (AIELOC) is devoted to amplifying the work of international educators and leaders of color with a focus on advocacy, learning, and research.

Our vision is a global community where

  • All of our members are supported in order to develop and reach their full potential
  • Principles of diversity, inclusion, and equity are highly valued and embedded in all international education organizations

We are looking to provide fellowships for educators each year. The fellowship responsibilities will include:

  1. Research and Writing. Fellows would have the opportunity to conduct, analyze, and write reports highlighting educators and leaders of color globally.
  2. Leadership.AIELOC organizes and participates in online forums and will start organizing institutes. A fellow would collaborate with the team to develop innovative programs and materials and contribute to professional learning opportunities.
  3. Personal Project.We will work with fellows on creating a new resource for the international education community.

AIELOC seeks two resourceful, intelligent, detail-oriented, hard-working educators who are capable of excelling in an intellectually stimulating work environment.  Research experience is desired, strong writing skills a must, and Internet experience greatly welcome. The time commitment is 3-5 hours virtually a week for this one-year volunteer fellowship.You must be a member of AIELOC. To join us visit 

To apply please send a resume and a two minute video introducing yourself and why you are interested in this fellowship to Select candidates will be interviewed.