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
Manmeet Mehta has more nearly 10 years of experience in the social entrepreneurship and private sector in India and the US. She develops key social sector partnerships for Atlas Corps and will support the organization at a key stage of growth. Previously, she launched and grew the Crowdfunding Social Innovation Program at GlobalGiving It served as a model for building GlobalGiving's social sector partnerships.The program included collaborations with more than 2300 organizations resulting in than 760 new partnerships with nonprofits from more than 110 countries. This program is a core function of the GlobalGiving marketplace. Her work resulted in a 32% growth of the program annually. She launched and managed several strategic partnerships at GlobalGiving. Her work includes building new partnerships with youth social entrepreneurs through programs at GlobalGiving. She has a background and graduate degrees in International Relations (M.A) as well as Business Administration (M.B.A). She strongly believes in 'work as play', and brings to the team, 7 years of experience in the private and philanthropic sectors in India and the US. Between 2002 and 2007she worked with HSBC, The Taj Group & the Khemka Foundation in India, and Ashoka in Washington, DC.
Languages: Hindi, English, Punjabi
Personal Motto: Magic happens at the intersection of intention and action.
Patricia has been a fixture in the nonprofit landscape for more years than she cares to remember. A native Washingtonian, she has seen few places that match the beauty, dignity, and just plain fun of her home town. As Finance Director, she brings an extensive knowledge of nonprofit accounting and administrative management of small to mid-sized organizations. With a BBA in Accountancy from George Washington University and a Masters in Business Administration with concentrations in Nonprofit Management and Organizational Development from Trinity (Washington) University, she has made contributions to organizations as disparate as Education Parish Service, the Association of American Law Schools, the Foundation for the National Archives, and the law firm of Stevens Davis Miller and Mosher, a for-profit law firm. As the newest member of the Atlas Corps team, she is eager to apply her education and experience to her new responsibilities
Personal Motto: Everything happens for a reason.
Samuel Ole has more than 7 years of experience in managing and handling of financial accounting with different donors on grant projects, Carbon Management Program and sponsorship projects. He has worked with internationally non-profit organization based in Washington, USA which is focused on children, families and their communities to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Samuel has a Bachelor Degree in Accounting from Haromaya University, certified with USAID Grant and non-governmental organization and CPA candidate.
Languages: English, Amharic
Personal Motto: Go for it!! You can do it!!
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
Nicole joined Atlas Corps in August 2013 as a Program Associate. She graduated from Florida State University in 2011 with a double major in International Affairs and Chinese Language and Culture. As an undergraduate, Nicole contributed to numerous organizations, most notably Jumpstart, where she equipped at-risk youth for school success through literacy development. Building upon her passions of human rights, education and Chinese culture, Nicole moved to rural China and served as a Teaching Fellow with Teach for China, an international nonprofit aiming to bridge the education gap between urban and rural China. While in her village, Nicole successfully coordinated the donation of over 1,500 books in order to set up the school's first library.
Languages: English and Mandarin Chinese
Personal Motto: ‘Start by doing what is necessary; then do what is possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.’ –St. Francis of Assisi
Julie graduated from University of Michigan’s School of Public Policy with a focus on Middle Eastern policy. At Michigan, Julie was involved in malnutrition relief efforts and a variety of internationally focused campus activities. She interned in the public diplomacy sections of the U.S. Department of State in D.C. as well as the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey. From these experiences and internships, Julie developed great enthusiasm for the educational power of global exchange. After studying Turkish intensively in Bursa, Turkey, she moved to Istanbul. There, she worked as a Research Assistant and pursued a Masters degree in Global Affairs at Bahcesehir University. Upon returning to the U.S., Julie has created a conversation partner program for Turkish and other international students studying English in D.C.
Languages: English, Turkish, Spanish, rudimentary Arabic
Personal Motto: Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder. –Rumi
Ebben joined the Atlas Corps team in Spring 2014. As Partnership Manager, he is responsible for recruiting prospective Host Organizations and assisting them through the process of considering hosting a Fellow to selecting a Fellow. Ebben graduated with a B.A in Sociology from the University of Florida, where he served as Assistant Director for UF’s Student Government Cabinet for Community Involvement and as an Orientation Leader. His desire to help others resulted in him promoting girls education and empowerment through small business development as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the West African country of Burkina Faso. Ebben’s favorite project was an empowerment project that involved the designing, manufacturing, and marketing of hand bags and accessories made from recycled materials. If you are looking for Ebben out of the office, you’ll most likely find him belting out 90’s classics with his competitive karaoke team or playing kick ball on the National Mall.
Personal Motto: "Just keep swimming..." - Dory from Finding Nemo
Esther has over three years of experience in the non-profit sector, having served as Executive Director of Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB), Jamaica. She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Media and Communication from the University of the West Indies, Mona. While at CAB, Esther had managerial responsibility for the operations of the Bureau, Skills Training Centre, as well as the Early Childhood Institution it operates. As an Executive Director, she gained experience in corporate governance, operations management, and youth training and development. Esther previously worked as a Public Relations Officer with the Jamaica Information Service, (JIS) the public relations arm of the Government of Jamaica. Esther has also involved herself in youth leadership and community development in voluntary capacities in local community based organizations. Her professional experiences honed her into a strategic planner, who is competent in the application of communication for social transformation. Esther is passionate about empowering citizens through information and education. Through her pursuit of an MBA in Social Entrepreneurship, she aims to create a synthesis between development communication and entrepreneurship that will dismantle abject poverty and its effects, throughout her sphere of influence.
Harriet is a development practitioner with over seven years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from Makerere University and a Master’s degree in Development Studies from Uganda Martyrs University. Harriet worked as the Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Manager at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) implementing economic empowerment programs for refugee women in emergency settings, urban areas and women and girls in post conflict northern Uganda. As a Gender and Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Specialist with the Production for Improved Nutrition project-USAID, Harriet spearheaded the development of the Gender Mainstreaming Strategy. She trained project staff and volunteers in gender sensitive programming while collaborating with the Ministry of Gender Labor and Social Development to ensure compliance and timely service delivery for vulnerable children. While serving as Vice President of the Board of Directors, and Young Professionals Chapter Coordinator at Uganda Rural Fund, Harriet was responsible for fundraising, grants research, program monitoring and evaluation, and youth leadership programming. Harriet has also served as a Social Worker and Unit Head at Francois Xavier Bagnold (FXB) International in Uganda. Harriet is passionate about Orphans and Vulnerable Children, women and youth programming.
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