Kris Holloway is president of CIS Abroad, an innovative education abroad company dedicated to creating a more connected and compassionate world. Kris entered the field of international education 12 years ago from the non-profit development world and holds an MPH from the University of Michigan. She served as a community health agent in the Peace Corps in Mali, West Africa in the early 1990s and speaks (almost) fluent French. Kris is the author of a best-selling personal ethnography, Monique and the Mango Rains, based on her Peace Corps experience, and co-author of Shores Beyond Shores, the memoir of a Holocaust survivor. Her two adult children have studied and volunteered abroad in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Nepal, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, and Cambodia. She deeply believes in the transformational power of international experiences.