Women in the Academy and Professions Team

The efforts of many people have been instrumental in publishing The Well. We'd like to introduce you to our staff and partners, who offer their time and talents to help with designing the site, gathering content, writing and editing, selecting images, and much more.

 

Ann has worked for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship since 1997, exploring her interests and gifts in music, teaching, and spiritual formation. These days, Ann spends free moments writing fiction and baking shortbread. She and her husband Jon live in Chicago with their two teenage daughters. Ann is the managing editor of The Well and the host of our podcast, All Shall Be Well.

Jasmine is from Colombo, Sri Lanka, where she worked for the IFES affiliated Fellowship of Christian University Students (FOCUS) as a national staff worker, briefly as Acting General Secretary and recently as a Board member. She also worked for the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. She has a BA (Hons) in English Literature from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, and a MA in International Relations from Syracuse University. Jasmine’s InterVarsity involvement includes leading the Graduate Christian Fellowship at Syracuse University and chapter planting as a volunteer staffworker at SUNY Albany for GFM. She presently volunteers as Staff Development Specialist to South Asian American Ministries. Jasmine has written for The Well and for Mutuality Magazine. She is married to Guy and is mom to Jayathri and Yannik. Jasmine is a WAP Associate focusing on special projects.

Karen Hice Guzmán is the Director of Women in the Academy and Professions. Except for some years taken off to raise children, Karen has spent her adult life in and around InterVarsity — originally as a student and campus staff member in Michigan and currently in Georgia. An entrepreneur at heart, she started the graduate student fellowship at Michigan State and the MBA fellowship at Georgia Tech. She loves to use her gifts of hospitality and teaching to create a welcome place for people to connect with God and with each other. Currently, she is bringing together women in graduate school and beyond to encourage, support, and mentor one another to live fully into the call of God on their lives as they navigate the challenges of academia and the professional world. Karen lives in Marietta, Georgia. She and her husband have three adult sons. She loves dark chocolate, good coffee, and British TV.