Vice President, International and Alumni Programs
Michelle (Jeffress) Le is a two-time alumna of The Fund for American Studies. She attended the Institute on Political Journalism (IPJ) in 1995, interning with the Military District of Washington as a staff reporter. The following year, she participated in TFAS Prague. In 1997 she returned to TFAS again, this time serving as a program assistant for the international programs. In 1998 she joined the TFAS staff fulltime. Michelle currently works as the vice president of international and alumni programs for TFAS.
Originally from Independence, MO, Michelle earned her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in political science with minors in history and French from Missouri State University. She completed her master’s degree in international economics and European studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. She spent her first year of graduate school overseas in Italy, studying at the SAIS Bologna Center.
During her undergraduate and graduate studies, she completed a foreign policy internship in the office of John Ashcroft, then U.S. Senator of Missouri, as well as a print media internship with Inside Report, Evans & Novak. Michelle also worked as a political researcher for a member of the government in the British Parliament in London, United Kingdom.
director of international programs
Alexander Archuleta serves as the director of international programs at The Fund for American Studies (TFAS), overseeing TFAS programs in South America, Europe, and Asia as well as managing outreach with educational partners and alumni. Prior to joining TFAS, he served as a research associate of U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he supported the projects of multiple senior fellows.
Alexander grew up in Seattle, Washington where his close contact with immigrant communities, particularly volunteering with resettled Bhutanese refugees, sparked an interest in studying abroad in college. While attending Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, he studied in Costa Rica, Hong Kong and Washington, D.C. Through these experiences, he developed an interest in international relations and a greater desire to foster cross-cultural dialogue through relationships. After graduating with his bachelor’s degree in international studies and political science, Alexander moved back to D.C., which is now his second Washington home.
An outdoor enthusiast, Alexander loves to explore the greater D.C. area on foot or by bike. He and his wife enjoy cooking new plant-based recipes for friends and family, running around with their young daughters or kicking back with a sitcom.
Email: aarchuleta@TFAS.org / Phone: 202.986.0384
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS ASSOCIATE
Andrew Hamm serves as an international programs associate at The Fund for American Studies, where he helps facilitate marketing and recruitment efforts for TFAS International programs in Europe, South America and Asia. He graduated summa cum laude from Jacksonville University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and management and a specialization in philosophy.
During his undergraduate studies, Andrew served as a resident advisor for three years, studied international marketing while abroad in Scotland, led charity drives with his local Rotary club, and started a Christian apologetics organization, Ratio Christi. He first became interested in the liberty movement after facing backlash on his campus for organizing debates on contentious topics of faith and philosophy.
Prior to joining TFAS, Andrew was a fellow at both the John Jay Institute and the Center for Religion, Culture & Democracy, taking a deep dive into the worlds of theology and political philosophy. He is currently seeking publication for research he conducted on his favorite classical liberal thinker, John Locke.
Andrew is a ‘Florida Man’ at heart: a true lover of all things seafood and sunshine. In his free time, he enjoys reading poetry and refurbishing furniture. He is, to his ruin, a Jacksonville Jaguars loyalist.
Email: ahamm@TFAS.org / Phone: 202.986.0384