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 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.
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
Victoria has five years of experience in public information and project development in the international cooperation and nonprofit sector. Victoria holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications and Journalism from Universidad de la Sabana, Colombia, and a Master’s degree in Media, Peace and Conflict Studies from the United Nations Mandate University for Peace. Victoria has worked on multiple USAID funded projects and has experience with multilateral organizations and agencies including the Organization of American States (OAS) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). As Communications Officer for USAID’s Access to Justice Program in Colombia, Victoria was responsible for information and outreach activities in four conflict stricken regions where she implemented virtual training courses for justice sector operators on human rights and provided access to justice for vulnerable communities. She interned for UNHCR in Costa Rica during her Master studies. More recently, Victoria participated in the OAS Internship Program in Washington D.C. and volunteered for the International Center on Religion and Democracy (ICRD). In the academic field, Victoria has worked as adjunct professor at Universidad de la Sabana teaching undergraduate students to design communication strategies for local social development projects. He will put a) Put together monthly expense reports.
Younas Alam Chowdhry has four years of experience in the nonprofit sector. He graduated with honors with his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He is the founder and director of Laal Theater since 2009, which is a community-oriented street theater group that has trained children and adults from underprivileged communities to highlight social issues through performing arts. He also is part of the Laal cultural movement for social change in Pakistan, which includes band, film, social media, poetry, youth group, and theater. Younas is also a board member and manager at Social Awareness Media and Art Junction (SAMAAJ), a nonprofit serving the Pakistani social sector and working on issue-based projects via communication media. Previously, he worked in the education sector as Student Life Coordinator at Salamat International Campus for Advanced Studies (SICAS) and Teaching Assistant at the School for Social Science and Humanities at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). In 2012, Younas was awarded a prestigious Emerging Leaders of Pakistan fellowship by the Atlantic Council in the United States, and he also worked for the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Berlin after being awarded a CCP Fellowship in 2013. Younas also served in the advertising and public relations industry and hopes to utilize the skills gained in the corporate sector to benefit the social sector in Pakistan.
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.
Sudakshina joined Atlas Corps in June 2014. She graduated from Syracuse University in 2011 with a double major in International Relations and Policy Studies. As an undergrad, Sudakshina studied abroad in Strasbourg, France and interned at the Council of Europe's Directorate General of Democracy and Political Affairs. Driven by her passion for international affairs and human relations, Sudakshina went on to serve in the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso, West Africa (2011-2013). While in her village, she established a women's financial support association to alleviate poverty and promote gender equality. Some of her other projects included creating Ad-Hoc committees for various community organizations to promote capacity building and introduce monitoring and evaluation models, hosting and coordinating a conference inspired by the USAID Doorways program to promote anti-violence practices and gender quality, and collaborative initiatives with the local clinics and regional hospital targeting child malnutrition and malaria prevention and awareness. Sudakshina is now pursuing her Master’s degree in Security Studies from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service.
Languages: English, Bengali, French, Russian
Personal Motto: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go” –Dr. Seuss
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