Student Life

Meet Our Staff

erinErin Hoffman
Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Intercultural Relations

Office Hours:
Tuesday 1-3 p.m. and Wednesday 3-5 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 Robinson
Associate Director



Jasmin Robinson serves as the Associate Director of Intercultural Relations. Her primary job responsibilities include leading diversity training and intergroup dialogue opportunities as well as supporting and advocating for our underrepresented student populations on campus.

Originally from 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.  

 Keith Wise
Program Coordinator


Keith Wise 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, the Annual Martin Luther King Jr Program, Hot Topic Tuesdays, Soups & Stories, and Hip Hop Week.

Keith received his Bachelor of Arts in History at Eastern Illinois University (EIU) and Master in Liberal Studies from the University of Southern Indiana. During his time in undergrad and graduate school, Keith was heavily involved in Black Student Union, his fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi, Weekend Programming Committee, and Residence Life. 

Keith previous roles have  been at Carthage College and Illinois Institute of technology(IIT). At Carthage, he served as a hall director, 1st year academic advisor, and advised the Carthage Crazies school spirit organization. While at IIT, he was a Hall director and created and organized events for Diversity and Service learning efforts within the residence halls and campus wide.

In Keith’s free time he has served as an assistant football coach for a local high school and youth organization, he loves watching college sports( Go Foresters!), reading comic books and spending time with his family and 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 

Evelyn Bello ’17
 from Mundelein, Illinois
Psychology and Spanish major 
Fun Fact: Evelyn enjoys having poetry nights.


Katerina Roldan ’17 from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
International Relations and Spanish major
Fun Fact: People tell Katerina that she has a voice that carries and a laugh heard across the room.