Director of International House
Leann was born in Rochester, NY. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a Master’s Degree in International Policy Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) in Monterey, CA.
She speaks French and Spanish proficiently and has studied several other languages extensively. Leann is married, has two wonderful children, and has been working at the International House since the early ‘90’s. She loves travel, reading, gardening, and getting to know people from all parts of the world.
Community Operations Manager
Kristen Pendleton was born in San José, CA. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Latin American Studies from U.C. Berkeley and a Master’s in International Relations from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. She speaks Spanish and some Portuguese. Kristen loves food, travel, world music, and learning about other cultures.
Our resident staff consists of one Head Resident and four Resident Advisors (RAs). These individuals are here to help you adjust to life in San José and to plan fun activities for you. They are students too, and understand your busy lifestyle. All of our RAs are here to provide you a comfortable, enriching experience at the International House.
Residents work in the I-House Office Monday to Friday responding to e-mail, doing database entry, filing, creating flyers and other creative endeaors, providing services such as vacuum and key check-out, and helping us make our residents feel at home.