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Alexandra Fognani

Global Programs Graduate Assistant

Alexandra Fognani is the Global Programs Graduate Assistant for Talloires Network. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University in international relations and peace and justice studies. Alexandra is passionately committed to transforming and uplifting underrepresented communities through public service as well as diplomacy and restorative justice. She is currently enrolled in the Master of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She is also a Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow who aspires to begin her Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State in 2022.

Christina Kaltcheva

Program Administrator

Christina Kaltcheva is the Program Administrator for the Talloires Network. She began her position as Program Administrator on 12 April, 2021. Before joining the TN, Christina was Administrative Coordinator for Tufts University's Institute of the Environment. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International and Global Studies and Environmental Studies from Brandeis University and is interested in community engagement from an international lens as well as social and environmental sustainability and justice.

Isabel Wu


Isabel Wu is a rising junior at Harvard College concentrating in Economics. She is currently a board member in HAUSCR (Harvard Association for US-China Relations) on campus which coordinates educational conferences for Chinese high school students. Given her academic and extracurricular interests, Isabel has developed a passion for impact through education. Her academic interests include economics, education, computer science, and literature. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and running.

Lorlene Hoyt

Executive Director

Dr. Lorlene Hoyt is a Research Professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, a faculty member of the Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University, and the Executive Director of the Talloires Network. From 2002-2011, she served as Assistant then Associate Professor of Urban Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) where she founded MIT@Lawrence, an award-winning city-campus partnership with the City of Lawrence, Massachusetts. She holds a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania. For more information, see