Kourtegue Tichitchaou is a multilingual professional from Chad with extensive translation experience who holds a degree in economics and speaks English, French, Chadian Arabic and Gorane.
Khadija Kakar is holds a Bachelor's of Business Administration and has worked for several international organizations empowering women, including International Rescue Committee. She recently relocated to the US.
Andrea Yarad has a Master's degree in quality and productivity management as well as extensive knowledge of project management, scrum and agile methodologies. Originally from Ecuador, she now lives in NY with her family. She speaks Spanish, French and English.
Founder, Executive Director
Shoshana Akabas holds an M.F.A. from Columbia University and has worked with refugees and asylum seekers in the U.S. and Middle East.
Amany Soliman holds a masters in public policy and has a background in business and accounting. She moved to the U.S. from Egypt in 2018.
Liana Popova holds a masters in engineering. She is from Ukraine, where she also worked as an accountant, and now lives with her family in New York.
Camila Carrion is a proud Ecuadorian immigrant with a bachelor’s degree in Ecotourism Engineering. Camila speaks Spanish & English and she loves to travel and spend quality time with her family.
Jessica Aung is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. She is fluent in Burmese and English and speaks some Mandarin. She recently resettled in the US from Myanmar.
Our staff comes from 5 continents and collectively speaks nearly 20 languages!
Board of Directors
Senior Research Scientist, Best Buy Health
Senior Director of Business Development & Operations, Revolo Biotherapeutics
DOJ Representative, Human Rights First
Director, The Equity Project Charter School
Legal Associate, Groombridge, Wu, Baughman and Stone, LLP.
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Chicago
Wenjing Jenny Dai
Corporate Attorney, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Head of Strategy, MoCaFi
Dr. Emily Moore
Teacher, Stuyvesant High School
Executive Director, Russell Reynolds Associates
Daphne Palasi Andreades
Author, Penguin Random House
Elizette Benicya Lakouetene
Immigration Activist & Student, Hunter College
Lecturer, Columbia University
Curriculum Lead, Conceive
Assistant Professor, New York University
Founder& CEO, Parenthood Ventures