Sandra has been with ICI since 1987. She started out as the lone work exchange student by unpacking the first 6 boxes of intercultural material to begin the SIIC library, a gift to ICI from the Stanford Institute for Intercultural Communication. In the process, she had a beautiful vision of growing 6 boxes into 6 rooms, and curating the largest intercultural library anywhere. With the library now at over 32,000 books, she is still working on that dream, along with assisting with the SIIC coordination, working with ICI interns, and the various volunteer programs. Along the way, she has worked in international education with Japanese cultural exchange students, running 3, 6, and 9-month programs for 10 years during the 90’s. More recently, she has been teaching intercultural communication to Japanese exchange students at PSU. She now also coordinates a program with Ayoama University in Japan. Her hobbies include reading everything, fishing, and folding origami boxes (she especially likes Tomoko Fuse’s work).