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James Garrett

Program Administrator

James Garrett is the Program Administrator for the Talloires Network. Before beginning his work at Tufts University, he was Program Manager for Tulane University's Mellon Graduate Program in Community-Engaged Scholarship and Senior Program Coordinator for Internships and International Programs in the Center for Public Service. He holds a bachelor's degree from Davidson College and a Master of Arts from University of Louisville.

Lorlene Hoyt

Executive Director, Talloires Network

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, a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Education at Brown 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

Kate Jennings

Global Events Specialist

Kate Jennings joined the Talloires Network in January 2020 as the Global Events Specialist. A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Kate speaks Arabic and Spanish, has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Boston, and has extensive experience in the hospitality sector.

Max Loebl

Graduate Research Assistant

Max Loebl is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) at the Fletcher School at Tufts University. He concentrates in International Security Studies and International Political Economy. Max received his Bachelor's Degree in Russian Studies and Government from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Prior to starting at the Fletcher School, Max worked with a college counseling, preparatory, and liberal arts firm in Shanghai, China. 

Natalia Ossaba Menard

Global Projects Specialist

Natalia Ossaba Menard joined the Talloires Network in January 2020 as the Global Projects Specialist. Prior to joining the Talloires Network, she worked at Laspau, a nonprofit organization affiliated with Harvard University that focuses on strengthening higher education in Latin America and the Caribbean. At Laspau she gained extensive experience working with Fulbright Scholarships. She has a Bachelor of Economics with a minor in Political Science from Marquette University and a Master’s of Education (Ed.M.) from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.