Gail Gugel has worked for Harvard University, the U.S. Department of State, AMIDEAST, and the World Wildlife Fund. Her professional focus has been citizen exchanges, and she spent several years managing Fulbright programs in the Western Hemisphere. As a tour manager for Academic Travel Abroad, she led several visits to Cuba and Morocco. Gail was an early beneficiary of overseas exchange as an AFS student to Paraguay in high school, an experience which shaped her academic and professional career in countless ways. She has always been passionate about language learning and the value of study abroad. She lives with her family in Silver Spring, Maryland.