The Communications department oversees all of AFSA's public events, educational programs, student outreach, and awards and honors. They stand ready to assist you at any time with any questions you may have. The Communications intern works with all the members of this department.

Director of Communications Kristen Fernekes (, (202) 944-5516) directs the overall operations of the department and oversees strategy, policies and implementation.

Director of New Media Ásgeir Sigfússon (, (202) 944-5508) is responsible for all issues having to to with AFSA's web site, social media (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube), the TLG and HECFAA minority internship programs, CFC participation, the Fund for American Diplomacy, the daily media digest, and the ambassador project.

Online Communications Specialist Jeff Lau (, (202) 944-5514) is responsible for the overall maintenance and look of the AFSA web site, and handles daily updates, graphic elements, and basic IT infrastructure issues at AFSA. He also assists with social media, videos, A/V and participates in devising online communications strategies for AFSA.

Communications and Press Specialist Allan Saunders (, (202) 338-4045 x712) works on press and media relations, AFSA speaker series and book events, and AFSA's Road Scholar programs.