Hermella Tekle is a doctoral candidate in the Human and Organizational Learning at the George Washington University. Her primary research takes a “constitutive” view to show that it is in and through communication that organization is created, which leads her to analyze social interactions in virtual spaces. Hermella considers learning most impactful when anchored in real-life experiences and hands-on activities. Her teaching approach is to engage all senses and capitalize on human empathy. In addition to IHMA, Hermella holds leadership roles with the Academy of Management (AOM) and the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD). Originally from Ethiopia, she has a master’s in Strategic Public Relations from the George Washington University and an honors bachelor’s degree in History and Political Studies from Colby-Sawyer College.