Listen to the stories and journeys of AIELOC Members as told by them.

Karla Fraser’s expat life began 15 years ago when she merged her passion for global adventures and her international affairs background. Fraser’s professional career includes twenty (20) years in higher education, of which ten (10) have been international. She also has two (2) years of experience in corporate conference planning.

To date, her expat story includes being a third culture kid (TCK) who has lived in seven countries, including the USA. Fraser have worked in six countries, being a digital businesentrepreneur while long-term visiting three others and traveling to 50+ others for tourism, cultural exploration, and life enrichment.

She transitioned into international higher education in 2007 with her first position in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Since then, Fraser has lived and loved my expat life with a two-year return stateside. She enjoys strategically working with her friends and colleagues who aspired to join expatriate life. 

Cheryl-Ann Weekes, M.Ed. has been a School Counselor for the past 25 years. She has been working internationally since 2010 and has lived in 6 countries – Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Ethiopia, Thailand, Egypt, and the Ivory Coast. Cheryl-Ann is passionate about the need to normalize going to therapy, and discussing mental health. She uses positive self-talk and quotes

to teach and build resilience in her students. She is committed to having consent and boundary conversations with my students and helping counselors and schools bring consent lessons to their schools. She also believes in the healing power of an apology

Caroline Lucy Davis is an English teacher of British Caribbean heritage with over 20 years experience of working with diverse groups within education in the UK and internationally (Asia, Europe and North America). She has taught and developed curricula for public and international schools, as well as for further education and work purposes.

Most recently, she has taught and developed curricula for students studying IB MYP Language and Literature and English as a Second Language (EAL). She currently supports EAL students, across the whole school, in accessing British and international curriculum at a renowned international school based in Singapore, but founded in the UK.

A Lifelong learner Caroline holds a BA in Social Science, an MA in Educational Leadership and Management, Postgraduate certificates for teaching in further and international education & a Diploma in Learning and Development.

She is passionate about the need to develop DEI awareness and practice, and address the barriers marginalized groups face in achieving their potential. She has experience in leading DEI initiatives for the British Chamber of Commerce and British Council in Singapore, around the South East Asia region and internationally, and has a particular interest in the intersectional experiences of gender and race.

Her DEI work has included DEI for schools and DEI for the workplace. She has organised events, moderated panels and presented in both settings.  Most recently she presented a face to face Keynote and a webinar on her intersectional experiences of race and gender in education and in the workplace.

Dr. Erin Robinson spent the last six years at United World College of Southeast Asia in Singapore as Middle School Principal and Deputy Head of Campus and College DEI Lead. She is now Head of Secondary School at Atlanta International School. Erin also enjoyed teaching Middle School social entrepreneurship. Prior to Singapore, she led school communities in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Colorado. Erin holds a PhD in educational leadership and her doctoral work focused on cultural competency in education with additional research interests in student voice, student engagement, and outdoor education.

Throughout her career, Erin has sought to support students, staff, and parents to thrive in an inclusive school environment where learning is at the center. As a Third Culture Kid herself, Erin appreciated the opportunity to grow up in diverse environments Outside of schools, Erin loves spending time exploring with her family;  local and global service; and curling up with a good book.

Dominique Dalais is an international educator of 25+ years, Mauritian but born in England. His wife is of Polish descent and he has two mixed children who have followed them around the world attending international schools. He has predominantly taught MYP Physical and Health education and holds various roles for the IB. He is the current lead of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at ACS Schools, in the UK and Qatar. He has a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Sport & Culture and a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed. Hons.) in Physical & Adventure Education. Dominique also has certifications in Racial Equity Facilitation, Unconsciousness Bias, Culturally Responsive Teaching and Critical Race Theory. He also facilitates self care sessions through the AIELOC organization. He facilitates a facebook group called International Teachers of Colour and has a podcast linked to this group where he has conversations with international schools and organisations about their work in DEI and antiracism.
Nunana Nyomi is passionate about helping students find career pathways which allow them to fulfill their potential and developing communities where everyone can thrive as their full selves. Nunana currently serves as University Advisor and DEIJ Coordinator at Leysin American School (LAS) in Switzerland. Prior to joining LAS, Nunana was Associate Director of Higher Education Services for the Council of International Schools (CIS) and provided programs to support student transitions from school to university education. Additionally, Nunana served on the CIS Global Citizenship Team and on a special CIS Board Committee on Inclusion through Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism (I-DEA). He also previously oversaw international student admissions for Calvin University in the U.S. Nunana is a Third-Culture Kid who grew up in the U.S., Ghana, Kenya, Switzerland, and the U.K. He has a BA in International Relations and French (Calvin University) and a MA in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education (Michigan State University).