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ARLINGTON, TEXAS (6/20/14) – Jane Hanson of Lincoln, Neb. has been elected Foundation Trustee to the Mensa Education and Research Foundation. Jane is an alumna of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a doctorate in Foreign Language and ESL Education (University of Iowa). She currently teaches linguistics, composition, and ESL in UNL’s Intensive English Program and second language reading methods at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Jane also teaches in UNL’s Indigenous Roots online educational program, providing instruction in second language reading methods for teachers and faculty in Native American schools across Nebraska. Jane contributes to the Lincoln community as the coordinator for the Lincoln Literacy Council’s FLAIR program, serving children of immigrants and refugees in Lincoln and pairing them in literacy classes with UNL Education majors. A native Nebraskan, she lived nine years in Venezuela and has traveled extensively. She speaks Spanish, Mandarin and French, is an avid reader, weaver, genealogist, and an active member of Nebraska/Western Iowa Mensa. "Dr. Hanson's background in education and communication, along with her experience in global relations, will be very important to our board as we move ahead with international outreach with our programs. I fully expect that with her on the board, we will be able to successfully expand our presently small international impact with both new programs and improvement to the ones we have launched already," said Mensa Foundation President Dave Remine.

For 40 years, the Mensa Education & Research Foundation has been a strong voice in supporting intelligence. The Foundation fosters the best and brightest through scholarships and awards, and encourages research and intellectual inquiry through the Mensa Research Journal and various Colloquiums. Governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees, the Mensa Foundation is a 501c(3) organization and is funded by support from American Mensa, Mensa members and other charitable donations. To learn more about the Foundation,