Meet Our Staff

erinErin Hoffman
Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Intercultural Relations
847-735-5207
hoffman@lakeforest.edu

Office Hours:
Tues/Thurs 1-3 p.m.

Erin Hoffman, in her role as Director of the Office of Intercultural Relations leads the programs and services designed to support the diverse Lake Forest College student community and provide opportunities for intercultural understanding and dialogue. She also serves as the primary advisor for international students from orientation through graduation. She earned her Master of Arts in Higher Education from the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Science in Business and Sociology from Nebraska Wesleyan University. Erin is currently pursuing a PhD in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois – Chicago.

Prior to joining Lake Forest College in 2007, Erin worked with international students and international education at the University of Denver and with K-12 education programs in Denver.

Erin enjoys exploring Chicago, opportunities to travel, Nebraska football, and NPR.


Jasmin (Thurston) Robinson
Assistant Director
847-735-5204
thurston@lakeforest.edu

 

 

Jasmin Robinson serves as the Assistant Director of Intercultural Relations. Her primary job responsibilities include leading diversity training and intergroup dialogue opportunities as well as supporting and advocating for underrepresented students populations on campus. She was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. Jasmin earned a Bachelor of Arts in Radio Television in 2009 and a Master of Science in Higher Education in 2011 at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. Prior to her transition to Lake Forest College, she served as a Residence Hall Director and Acting Complex Coordinator at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Illinois. Jasmin hopes to pursue a Ph.D or MBA in the next three years.

In her free time, Jasmin enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends.  


Adam Efren Lopez
Program Coordinator
847-735-5206
alopez@lakeforest.edu

 

 

Adam Efren Lopez serves as the Program Coordinator for Intercultural Relations.  His primary job responsibilities include advising Cultural Coalition, serving as a liaison to various student organizations on campus, and programming for the office’s signature events such as Global Fest and the Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Program.  Adam earned a Bachelor of Arts in History with a Black Studies minor and a Latina/o & Latin American Studies minor in 2013, as well as his Master of Arts in History in 2015. He received both degrees from Northern Illinois University (NIU). Prior to his role as Program Coordinator, Adam was an instructor-of-record at NIU, and a teacher for the Illinois Migrant Education Program where he taught 5th-6th grade students during Summer 2014.  In addition, Adam served as the coordinator for DeKalb High School’s after school program, VALU. 

Adam enjoys staying active through running and playing sports such as baseball, soccer, and basketball. 

 

Yvonne Kaminsky
Department Assistant
847-735-5105
kaminsky@lakeforest.edu

 

 

Yvonne Kaminsky, Department Assistant in the Office of Intercultural Relations, provides administrative support to the entire department assisting with departmental programs and services. She welcomes students and visitors and is here to assist them. In addition, she provides support for the Early Action Student Support Team, a function of the Office of Student Affairs.  Yvonne earned a Bachelor of Science in Advertising and a Master of Science in Business Administration from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Prior to her position with Lake Forest College, Yvonne worked at Rush University in admissions and Loyola University Chicago in advising.

Yvonne likes doing yoga, going to her son’s swim meets, watching her daughter’s tennis matches and spending time with her family and 2 dogs, Wilco and Guster.


Student Workers


Richard Fordwor ’16
from Ghana, West Africa
Mathematics major
Fun Fact: Richard started playing the piano when he was 7; he loves music of all genres and listens to more than 20 songs per day. 

 

 Autumn Jennings ’15 from Blue Island, Illinois
Secondary Education and English major with a minor in African American Studies
Fun Fact: Autumn wants a bunny so she can name him Mojo Jojo.


 

Katerina Roldan ’17 from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
International Relations and Spanish major
Fun Fact: Katerina loves sunglasses and owns about 20 pairs.

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Internships

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Alumni

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