Meet our team

Dr. Júlia Kirst is a Brazilian-American cultural anthropologist who has been living between countries and cultures since birth. In the U.S. permanently since 1997, she holds a B.A. from Saint Olaf College, a Master's from Harvard University, and a Doctorate from Brandeis University.

After a long career teaching at American colleges and universities, she turned to independent work with individuals and organizations whose success depends on being understood and valued in the United States.

In May of 2022, Dr. Kirst published "What the United States Wants: The Essential Roadmap for International Candidates Applying for Study, Work, and Visa Opportunities." The book is expanding our reach to many other countries and to libraries across the United States.

In April 2023, Dr. Kirst launched a series of online courses that teach candidates how to create their own documents and prepare for interviews. The entire series is called "Your Life In the United States."

This year, 2024, Dr. Kirst is adding a new service: Career and College Counseling for young people from around the world looking to apply to colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. European universities will soon be in the mix, too.


Dr. Daniela Senger was born in the south of Brazil but has lived in Aracaju since 2014. She holds degrees in Linguistics and Languages (English/Portuguese) and works with translations and language revisions. She also recently completed a Ph.D. in Sociology from the Federal University of Sergipe, where she conducted research on tourism and patrimony.

As Operations Manager, Dr. Senger provides essential support to our clients with their day-to-day needs. In addition, she plays a major role in our business strategic planning. For the last year and a half, Dr. Senger has brought her expertise in the humanities to the design of processes, products, and services in support of our mission: to increase our clients' chances of success in the United States through increased cross-cultural competence.

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