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
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.
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
Dipanwita has more than four years of experience in the nonprofit sector and is a serial social entrepreneur and digital media strategist. 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. As an Account Manager with MSL India (a Publicis Groupe company), she set up the non-profit service line for the organization with clients like Google and Dell. Dipanwita also founded an online art enterprise called The Outline for democratizing the sale and appreciation of art in India. In earlier ventures, Dipanwita co-founded and led operations at What’s Up Bharat, a social enterprise that engaged urban youth with social issues through innovative engagement programs across digital and traditional media. Dipanwita is passionate about the empowerment of women and works in the core team of Whypoll, India’s first open government platform, driving strategy and planning for the organization. She currently serves at Atlas Corps as the Training Manager, designing and implementing the global leadership development program for the Fellowship.
Languages: English, Bengali and Hindi
Personal Motto: Don't Panic
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.
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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