Meet Our Staff


Erin Hoffman
Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Intercultural Relations

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.



 Miriam Meza

Interim Program Coordinator


Miriam Meza, as the Interim Program Coordinator of the Office of Intercultural Relations, serves as a liaison to culturally focused student organizations (e.g., Latinos Unidos, United Black Association, United Asia, PRIDE, International Student Organization, Muslim Student Association). She also supports the planning and delivery of culturally focused programs and workshops for the College community and provides advocacy and support for students who are traditionally underrepresented or underserved. Miriam earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with a minor in Education from Lake Forest College.

Miriam enjoys spending time with her puppy, traveling, shopping for purses and watching Friends.



Yvonne Kaminsky
Department Assistant

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.
A fun fact about Richard is that he started playing the piano when he was 7; he loves music of all genres and on average 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.
Autumn’s fun fact is that she wants a bunny so I can name him Mojo Jojo.

Kimberly Lopez ’14 from Chicago, Illinois.
Spanish and Studio Art major.
Kim’s fun fact is that she has two dogs, Oreo and Pepperoni, and  a parakeet, Wayco, who is addicted to soda.

Katerina Roldan ’17 from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
International Relations and Spanish major.
Katerina’s fun fact is that she loves sunglasses and owns about 20 pairs.