April Yacoub received her bachelor of arts degree in communications from the University of California, San Diego. After working in New York and Los Angeles, she moved to Tokyo, where she worked as a cross-cultural consultant for Japanese nationals working with U.S. counterparts and as a relocation consultant for American expats in Japan in the computing, manufacturing, and software industries. After living in Japan for six years, April moved to Denmark to pursue a master of science degree in international relations and development from Aalborg Universitet. She then worked for the European Commission in Brussels handling press communications for EuropeAid. She also volunteered at the U.S. Consulate in Dusseldorf, Germany, and the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark. Having gained professional and personal experience in more than 40 countries, April began facilitating cross-cultural training programs in expatriate transition and international business effectiveness while living in Europe, Israel, and now the United States. She has led programs on European, Asian, and North American cultural differences for a broad range of industries, including the computing, information technology, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and restaurant industries.