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- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- El Salvador
- Palestinian Territories
- Republic of Moldova
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- South Korea
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- The Gambia
- United States
- Social Issue
Alexandra BakiewiczUnited States
Alexandra Bakiewicz has years of experience in communications and engagement, and she has earned her degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York, Polytechnic Institute. In 2018, Alexandra founded the digital communications firm AM Bakiewicz Consulting. Having been employed at a variety of companies and international non-profits across the United States, Alexandra has worked tirelessly to amplify her clients’ voices in the digital world. While working at international non-profits, she has developed digital media strategies to further her clients’ missions on an international level. Alexandra strives to uplift the voices of emerging social sector leaders worldwide. It is her personal passion and mission to make sure their stories are continuously told.
Alice AluochUnited States
Alice Aluoch is a Senior Associate for Grassroots Expansion at RESULTS. She is responsible for starting new RESULTS advocacy chapters and developing partnerships with like-minded organizations interested in learning about global health issues including child survival, child nutrition, diseases of poverty, and learning advocacy skills. She also leads RESULTS efforts to reach more diverse underrepresented communities in the RESULTS movement, with a particular focus on African Diaspora with direct experience related to RESULTS global campaigns. She has over seven years of experience in health advocacy, social justice, and economic empowerment on women and girls, as well as significant experience in grassroots organizing, advocating with members of congress, and community engagement. Alice has firsthand experience in living and working in developing countries. Previously, she worked as a network engineer in Kenya leading technology firms and — after personally experiencing the inequality and vulnerability that young women living in poverty in Kenya face — Alice founded Mfariji Africa, an initiative focused on ensuring girls and young women to complete their education. In 2014, she served as a Global Youth Ambassador for A World at School, a global movement of young leaders working to get every child in school. In 2015, she was awarded the Social Entrepreneur Award of the year by Start Up Africa for her commitment to empowering young girls. She is also a recipient of a three-year fellowship from the Vital Voices which offers training and mentorship to women who are pioneering change for women and girls in communities and countries across the globe. She joined RESULTS in 2014 and started the RESULTS Delaware chapter where she was a group leader for 3 years before transitioning to full time staff.
Amelia HagenUnited States
Amelia Hagen brings ten years of experience across education, entrepreneurship, and event management. Amelia earned a Master in Science in International Event Management with a focus on Sports Mega-Events at the University of Brighton (UK) and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Iowa. She currently serves as the Entrepreneurship and Business Development Manager for the Swiss Institute of Hospitality Management and the North American Development Representative for Sport and Sustainability International. In 2018-19, Amelia developed the new Social Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking Program at the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. She also worked as a UNDP Environmental Management Consultant for the 2018 World Nomad Games. To further understand opportunities for grassroots development within Sports Mega-Events, she volunteered at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics and multiple FIFA events in Russia, including the 2018 World Cup. Prior to moving to Central Asia in early 2018, Amelia co-founded and led a university social enterprise boot camp in Manila, Philippines, and coached university students in developing their own sustainability-related initiatives in the UK. Throughout her global career, Amelia has fostered essential skills in diplomacy, project management, leadership, capacity building, and event management. Her purpose in leveraging international events for peace development is rooted in global education coordination and teaching experiences in Italy and Japan. She is particularly interested in harnessing the global sports event world to promote gender equity and sustainability initiatives among youth under the Sustainable Development Goals umbrella.
Anna GoltermannUnited States
Anna Goltermann has two years of experience in the non-profit, government, and legal sectors. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs from the George Washington University. Currently, Anna works for the Center for International Private Enterprise as a Program Associate for Europe and Eurasia. Anna’s work focuses on facilitating cohesion in a rapidly growing department, supporting projects in Europe and Eurasia that promote healthy economic environments, and assisting the Regional Director with a wide-range of programmatic responsibilities on a global scale. Anna’s interests involve promoting women’s economic empowerment, advancing human rights and civil liberties in Europe and Eurasia, and conducting research on regional political trends. Prior to her experience at CIPE, Anna received a Fulbright-Hays Scholarship to study in an intensive language immersion program in Moscow, Russia where she gained proficiency in Russian and participated in cross-cultural exchanges with Russian university students. During her time at George Washington University, Anna interned at Capitol Hill with Congress-member Karen Bass and worked for the Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies. With these experiences, Anna cultivated a strong skill set in research, project management, and interpersonal communication.
Caroline HealeyUnited States
Caroline Healey serves as the Membership and Communications Associate for the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers, where she is responsible for managing communications for the 100-member association of foundations based in the Washington, D.C. region. She maintains the organization’s database and supports partnership management to promote collaboration between the local community, corporate, and independent grantmakers. Previously, Caroline served as a Consulting Fellow for Bell Creek Consulting, a social-purpose agency focused on developing grantmaking strategies for promoting economic prosperity and racial equity. In 2020, Caroline graduated with honors from Georgetown University with a major in Sociology and a double minor in Government and Statistics. During her time at Georgetown, Caroline worked at the Designing the Future(s) Initiative, a think-tank within the university focused on developing innovative education programs. In this position, Caroline developed and implemented a speaker series, featuring guests from the technology and climate innovation sectors. She also served for one year as the Membership Chair for the largest club on campus, the College Democrats. She has previously held positions in the programs department of the Case Foundation and the Council on Foundations. In these positions, Caroline became adept at program management, event planning, and partnership development. She is particularly interested in strengthening non-profit infrastructure and developing the philanthropy sector. Caroline seeks to grow her career in the grantmaking sector to promote talent, knowledge, and collaboration development for non-profits and direct service organizations.
Channell MellishUnited States
Channell Mellish is an impact-driven public affairs professional with an unwavering commitment to fostering positive social change. With more than a decade of experience working in the government, nonprofit, legal, and civil society sectors, she found that her skills are best utilized at the intersection of policy and effective public engagement. Channell specializes in amplifying issues that affect women and marginalized communities. Channell served as the first citywide Director of Public Affairs for the Office of the New York City Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams; liaised with the international diplomatic corps, federal and state representatives, and municipal agencies. She managed all aspects of external affairs including constituency communications, digital marketing, intergovernmental relations, and public-private sector partnerships. She previously worked for the Office of the Mayor for New York City Bill de Blasio, the First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray, and various nonprofit organizations. As a Jamaican immigrant who deeply believes in community empowerment, Channell volunteers with the American Foundation for the University of the West Indies. She is the Co-founder of Talkin’ Back, an organization focused on addressing domestic violence through advocacy. Channell also serves as the Chief Young Ambassador for the International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute and is the Partnerships Director for ColorComm New York. In her spare time, Channell enjoys exploring new cultures and reading autobiographies.
Chloe AlexanderUnited States
Chloe Alexander graduated from Bentley University in 2016, where she combined her Business degree in Accounting with Liberal Studies in ethics and social responsibility. She was recognized for her civic leadership, was an active leader in the Bentley Microfinance Group, and continues to volunteer as a business competition judge each year. For three years, Chloe provided internal audit consulting, managed business services, and provided business process improvement services to banking and technology clients. After an opportunity to visit a refugee camp and meet with asylum seekers in Jordan, she decided to take the leap to pivot her career into the public and social sectors. In 2019, Chloe joined the Peace Corps as a Community Economic Development Volunteer in Ukraine, where she completed language, cultural, and technical training to successfully partner with local organizations seeking to build their capacity for social impact. Chloe hosted English-speaking clubs, assisted with grant development activities, and facilitated organizational capacity assessments to identify training opportunities. All Peace Corps volunteers globally were evacuated due to the global Coronavirus pandemic, which led to a new opportunity for Chloe to further develop grant management skills at a government agency and reconnect to her hometown of Prince George, Virginia, USA. Chloe is passionate and extremely curious about many facets of international development, including activating the private sector to bridge resource gaps between the needs of vulnerable groups and limited public and nonprofit capacity, social entrepreneurship as a tool for economic development, and the interconnectedness of religion, gender, and economic development.
Elizabeth AndrewsUnited States
Elizabeth Andrews received her Master’s degree from the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University with a focus in economics. She has extensive experience working with social enterprises, startups, and international NGOs as a consultant, project manager, and team leader. Her passion for building women’s leadership networks and community building has taken her to South America, East Africa, Southeast Asia, and Europe. She is currently the Director of Business Development at InsightPact, a global design consultancy firm that creates virtual and in-person spaces for inclusive and fair dialogue. Previously, she lived for four years in Bangkok where she was the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Programs at Wedu. During this time, she piloted and scaled an annual leadership Academy for young professional women across Southeast Asia and co-founded the YSEALI Women’s Leadership Academy Alumni Network. Before moving to Asia, she worked at Vital Voices Global Partnership where she led the VVLead Documentarian Project across 12 countries that focused on the significance of women’s leadership networks among female community leaders. After publishing the report, she was invited by the Department for International Development to present her findings to European government officials. During graduate school, her capstone group was awarded funding to conduct qualitative research in Colombia and Rwanda on the topic of sustainable income diversification practices among artisan women and was later asked to present their published findings at the U.S. Institute of Peace. She is a Coaching Fellowship (TCF) alumna, a global leadership program that provides executive coaching for high-potential female leaders working in social impact, as well as TeamUp mindfulness Peer Coaching recipient.