Scott is the inspiration and driving force behind Atlas Corps. A 2010 NGen Fellow and White House Fellow finalist, Scott brings 10+ years of professional experience to Atlas Corps. Scott started three nonprofit organizations and helped thousands of peers become agents for social change through his work with Ashoka’s Youth Venture, which he helped expand from three to 25 staff. His efforts spans four continents and crosses nonprofit, government, and business sectors. Scott executed one of the most successful crowd-sourced philanthropy campaigns, achieving $400,000. He has a B.A. in Government and Economics from Georgetown University and an MPA from the University of Delaware.
Languages: English, some Spanish, French, Hindi, and Urdu
Personal Motto: We have more power to change the world than we realize
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Abby brings more than 10 years of experience in development, communications, and youth leadership development, which includes being a Class 2 Atlas Corps Fellow in Colombia. Abby also worked as a Development Strategist for the Inter-American Culture and Development Foundation (Washington, DC), Fundacion Escuela Nueva (Bogota, Colombia), and The Campus Kitchens Project (national). Abby is the DC Community Connect for the One Percent Foundation - a a group of young adults who pool their funds and time to strengthen their communities, while at the same time increasing their understanding of and participation in philanthropy. Abby served as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Puerto Rico and organized community development efforts throughout the northern part of the island. Abby graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Communications and Spanish with a minor in Marketing from the University of Minnesota Duluth and completed the Fundraising for Small Nonprofits course offered by The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. You can hear more about Abby's perspective on social sector careers in this interview from Idealist.org.
Languages: English, Spanish, and Minnesotan!
Personal Motto: Make it big!
Kelly brings to Atlas Corps more than a decade of partnership building, team leadership, and organizational development experience. As Director of Organizational Development with the National MultiCultural Institute and an independent consultant, she helped approximately 40 public, private, and social sector organizations advance their missions by leading initiatives to strengthen operations, enhance capacity, and improve cultural competency. Driven by a commitment to social justice, Kelly’s professional experience include extensive background engaging with the unique needs of diverse and traditionally underserved communities. Her previous positions include: Program Officer for the Institute of International Education’s Investing in Women in Development fellowship program; AmeriCorps*VISTA with Survivors of Torture, International; and Research Assistant of the Instituto de Estudios de la Mujer, UNA in Costa Rica. Kelly is an avid community volunteer, including holding voluntary leadership positions with the Baltimore-Washington Racial Diversity Collaborative and YNPNdc’s Board of Directors. She also founded the Committee for Social Justice and Public Safety in London, was an ESL Instructor, and served as Educational Advocate for the Sudanese Refugee Network in San Diego. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Kentucky, a Masters in Gender from The London School of Economics, and a certificate in Development Project Management from Monterey Institute of International Studies.
Languages: English and conversational Spanish
Personal Motto: March forth.
Carol, a Bogota native, drives the Colombia program. She volunteered with Atlas Corps for several months as the Program Evaluation Coordinator before becoming a full-time member of our staff. Prior to joining Atlas Corps, Carol was involved in the Colombian citizen sector providing services to seniors. She also worked in Germany, with European Communication as a Project Management Consultant. During this time she was able to work closely with EU Parliament Member in the project Art for All. Carol holds a bachelor's degree in political science with a minor in public administration from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and next year she will complete a PhD in International Cooperation for Development from the Phillips Universität Marburg in Germany. While studying in Germany she focused on international cooperation between Colombia and the European Union within the Peace Laboratories Project.
Languages: Spanish, English, German
Personal Motto: Learn today, lead tomorrow
Meredith is responsible for Fellow support, recruitment, and program promotion. She served as an AmeriCorps VISTA with Church World Service’s Immigration and Refugee Program in Greensboro, N.C., where she coordinated housing for over 250 newly arrived refugees, attracted and managed in-kind donations, recruited volunteers, and wrote a successful grant application. She then served as a Staff Assistant at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, where she supported both the Center for Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) and the Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment (EDGE). Her duties included accounting, website management, and planning events, including a global research conference on social entrepreneurship. Meredith’s interest in nonprofit work originated in college when she interned at the Boys and Girls Club and STRIVE (a workforce development agency), volunteered for a summer in Peru through ProWorld, and was actively involved in her college radio station. An award-winning baker, Meredith graduated from Duke University with degrees in Economics and Political Science, and later earned a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Duke.
Languages: English, Spanish
Personal Motto: What you can do is often simply a matter of what you will do - The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster
Emily joined Atlas Corps as a Program Manager, with particular responsibility to the Sudan Fellowship program. Previously, she served with the U.S. Peace Corps in Bangladesh and as a Citizen Action AmeriCorps Volunteer with Hands On Network / Boston Cares in Boston, MA, where she created a new campaign encouraging college and university students to engage in service and to act as civic leaders. Emily is currently completing her Masters Degree thesis related to international development and gender. In previous positions, Emily has worked to empower young women in sports, education, and employment; build organizational capacity through curriculum development; and foster leadership and engagement amongst students on a national scale. Emily graduated from St. Mary's College of Maryland with a B.A. in Psychology and Human Studies and looks forward to completing her A.L.M. in International Relations from Harvard University.
Languages: English, Bangla (Elementary Proficiency)
Personal Motto: The longer I live and the more experience I have of the world, the more I am convinced that, after all, the one thing that is most worth living for - and dying for, if need be - is the opportunity of making some one else more happy and more useful. -Booker T. Washington
Dipanwita brings three years of experience in the nonprofit sector and has worked as an editor, a journalist, a public relations strategist, and a social entrepreneur. She has an undergraduate degree in History from St. Stephen’s College and a postgraduate degree in Globalization and Development from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. While working as an Account Manager with 20:20MSL (a Publicis Groupe company), she designed the Google+ nonprofit outreach strategy in India and set up the non-profit service line for the organization. Dipanwita also founded an online art enterprise called The Outline that works towards democratizing the sale and appreciation of art in India while working with 20:20MSL. Previously, she co-founded and led strategy at What’s Up Bharat, which is a social enterprise that engages youth with social issues through innovative methods across both online and offline platforms. She has handled media relations and program design for Whypoll, which is a nonprofit working towards better governance and women’s safety. Deeply interested in the use of technology for effecting positive change, Dipanwita has worked with the prevention of child abuse, LGBT rights, and education for the underprivileged as well as art for development. She enjoys focusing on women’s and minority rights and studying the unorganized labor sector in India.
Languages: English, Bengali and Hindi
Personal Motto: Don't Panic
Dave Moss has more than six years of non-profit experience focusing mainly on development and communications with brief forays into teaching and activism. Before joining Atlas Corps he worked with The Nexus: Global Youth Summit - a unique gathering of some of the world's most prolific young philanthropists and social innovators. Before that, he spent two years as Director of Operations at the National Youth Rights Association helping young people defend their civil rights. He has also worked at The SEED Foundation (featured in the movie Waiting for Superman), Progressive Majority, and The Greenwood School. He was born in Waterville, Maine, and attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Dave serves on the board of advisors for Interfaithfamily and is a founding board member of The Slingshot Fund. He is currently a ConnectGens Fellow with the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington developing a special project for Atlas Corps called the "A Shalom Alaykum Fellowship."
Languages: English, Conversational French
Personal Motto: Pay attention to your hair. Because everyone else will.
Lenore Flower handles a myriad of financial matters for Atlas Corps Fellows and staff. In her spare time, Lenore also serves as Director of Financial Operations for Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP), an international organization with branches in London, Brussels, New York City, and Washington, DC. Her previous roles include Director of Fund Development for the Global Language Network, Finance and Operations Assistant at the American Academy of Diplomacy, and Program Assistant at the Una Chapman Cox Foundation. Lenore has also held internships at the American Association of University Women, Caijing Financial Magazine, and Machik. Lenore received the Bucknell Prize in East Asian Studies upon graduation from Bucknell University in 2010, where she studied Mandarin Chinese and minored in economics. As an undergraduate, she served as the Editor-in-Chief of The Bucknellian student newspaper and coordinated an AAUW Community Action Project grant that encouraged girls ages 8-12 to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
Languages: English, Chinese, and very basic German
Personal Motto: Leave things better than you found them.
Khawater Makki has ten years of experience in the nonprofit sector, and earned a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from Omdurman Ahlia University. Currently, she is concluding her Master’s program in Peace and Conflict Studies from European Peace University in Austria. While she was working as a Nutrition Manager with Samaritan’s Purse International, she helped develop the nutrition program in East Sudan, and she expanded the program as well to cover new locations. She also built the capacity for the local nutrition workers to take over their program in their different locations. Khawater has worked with UNICEF, WFP, and Oxfam GB in programs related to health and nutrition, food security, and peace building. Through these various professional experiences, Khawater developed and improved her personal knowledge and developed strong management skills, analytical insight, monitoring and evaluation skills, as well as cultural sensitivity. Khawater enjoy working on topics related to peace and conflict resolution, human development, and vulnerable populations assistance.
Languages: Arabic, English, Basic French and German.
Personal Motto: I was never the best and never wanted to be the best. I just want to do what is right till the end of my time.
Ruth brings more than 12 years experience a hands-on approach to problem solving combined with a commitment to helping nonprofits achieve their vision. She was the CFO of Ashoka, managing their growth from $13 million to nearly $20 million in less than three years. Ruth holds a Master’s Degree in Public and Private Management (MPPM) from the Yale School of Management with concentrations in nonprofit management and marketing. A graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, where she received her BS in psychology, Ruth also attended the Getty Leadership Institute/Museum Management Institute (MMI).
Languages: English and Spanish
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