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Lisa Dierauf

BFIS Board Member
Lisa was born in the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar; this name lasted only three months before it was changed to Tanzania! Lisa’s parents were educators and true adventurers, and they had a great influence on her life. Lisa loves to travel, to see other parts of the world, to get new ideas, and to meet new people. When Lisa’s daughter was an exchange student in the southern-most city...
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Kim Poletti

BFIS Board Member
Kim is a language and people person. Past career lives have included organizing conferences in Croatia and Bulgaria for USAID, business consulting for IBM, program management for Johns Hopkins University, radio production, and lots of volunteer work. She loves the big picture and drawing connections between things. She studied International Affairs at George Washington University. She lived in DC for eleven years and Germany for two. She’s a travel junkie...
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Nils Tellier

BFIS Board Member
Nils is a former international student who attended CU-Boulder's School of Engineering in the 1980s. He still remembers the warm welcome he received from his hospitality family through BFIS. Besides his European origins, Nils has traveled to South American, South East Asia, and Indonesia. Becoming a hospitality family for CU's international students has been a great opportunity to give back - or rather - pass on the gift of hospitality...
Sally Yerger

Sally Yerger

BFIS Board Member
Sally spent her working career in government service, retiring from the Colorado Civil Rights Division in 2010. She then was elected and served on the Colorado State Personnel Board for five years, retiring in June 2015. Over 20 years in Boulder, she and her husband, Jerry Gordon, have had several international exchange students living in their home. Their own daughter, Brielle, attended a year of high school in Italy and...