Executive Team

Beth Santos

Founder and CEO

Marissa Sutera

Program Manager

Ariel Goldberg

WITS Program + Creative

Ana Dominguez

Business Development

Sara Weiskotten

WITS Operations + Logistics

Megan Stetzel

Business Development

Kaitlyn Kirkaldy

Head of Digital Marketing

Local Organizers

Ashley Sullivan

Wanderful Austin

Carrie Herrera Niesen

Wanderful Phoenix

Christine Simontacchi

Wanderful DC

Dahlia Bayoumi

Wanderful Denver

Jenna Thomas

Wanderful Boston

Jenny Stankowski

Wanderful DC

Karisma Shackelford

Wanderful Los Angeles

Katie Dickinson

Wanderful Boston

Laura Plasencia

Wanderful Madrid

Lauren Dolan

Wanderful Austin

Lindsay Davies

Wanderful Toronto

Nailah Hayward

Wanderful Los Angeles

Sapphire Kharyzma

Wilmington, DE

Sarah Key

Wanderful Denver

Sofia Martin

Wanderful Chicago

Stephanie Spire

Wanderful Dallas

Susan McGowan

Wanderful NYC


Alicja Krysiak

Wanderful Vancouver

Alyssa Johnson

Wanderful Kansas City

Annazette Harrison

Wanderful San Jose

Crystal Statskey

Wanderful Rochester

Gabriela Nivela

Wanderful Barcelona

Kelley Smithey

Wanderful Sacramento

Kellie McGinnis

Wanderful Milwaukee

Lindsay Vogel

Wanderful San Diego

Meredith Aggarwal

Wanderful Netherlands

Pamela Garcia

Wanderful Mexico City

Priya Florence Shah

Wanderful Pune

Wanderfest Planning Team

Alexis Simontacchi

PR + Marketing

Jenn Batore



Dina Yuen

Dina Yuen is a serial entrepreneur who founded her first business at 7 years old. Yuen went on to found three successful companies after studying Industrial Engineering and Operations Management at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. She led her first company- Dragon Music International at 20 years old, netting US $20 million in under three years. With AsianFusion, she became an international bestselling cookbook author, widely respected lifestyle journalist of hotel, restaurant and product reviews and interviewer of leaders, with over 300,000 global fans. As Vice President of Business Development and Acquisitions at Arcadia Chandra International, Dina played an instrumental role in negotiating acquisitions of luxury hotels as well as developing successful rebranding strategies.

Prior to founding KYC Hospitality, Yuen held the CEO position at AsianFusion simultaneous with the Chief of Staff position at Arcadia Chandra International, where both companies allowed her to establish invaluable connections with hotel owners and managers while witnessing critical issues in the hospitality industry.She is a regular contributor to The Next Women business magazine, a speaker on women and travel issues, and holds Board of Director and Advisory roles in Arcadia Chandra International, non-profit organization SheHeroes and women-focused travel startup Wanderful.