Ina Ajazi joins GHD after three and a half years of working in development. She spent the last year and a half working for Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) as a Program Specialist for the foundation’s SightFirst program.
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Rachel joins the GHD program after nearly two years in Burkina Faso where she founded an entrepreneurship accelerator program for women and girls in high-risk communities. A dual citizen of Brazil and the United States, Rachel is fluent in Portuguese and proficient in French and Spanish.
Romeo Arahan, from the Philippines, joins the GHD Program after six years of experience in the development sector. He was a senior program officer for Social Enterprise Development Partnerships, Inc., a consulting firm that provides training, research, and consulting services to development stakeholders in the fields of microfinance, social entrepreneurship, and financial inclusion.
John “Jack” Borkowski earned his BA in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland at College Park with a minor in Philosophy. For his senior thesis, he researched monitoring and evaluation methods for U.S. cross-cultural programs in Ukraine with a focus on student exchange.
Maputi is from Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and has over 4 years of international work experience at the intersection of global health, technology and supply chain management. Maputi worked at John Snow Inc. (JSI) as a Program Officer on the USAID | DELIVER Project.
Alexandra Bracken joins GHD from the International Youth Foundation (IYF) where she spent the past four years supporting youth workforce development programming in sub-Saharan Africa. She most recently worked as a Program Manager on a systems change initiative designed to strengthen Mozambique’s vocational training system’s responsiveness to labor market needs.
Rebecca Chamberlin joins GHD after serving through AmeriCorps as the Volunteer Coordinator at a non-profit organization in her hometown of Des Moines called Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center which assists refugees living in Iowa.
Eric Chu was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and grew up in Hsinchu, Taiwan. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in plant biology and minors in Norwegian and chemistry.
Margret Chu joins GHD after working with Oxfam America’s CHANGE Initiative, a national youth leadership program. Prior, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Albania where she engaged in youth and community development.
Emma Edwards joins GHD after serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin for three years. In her last year, she facilitated data collection, research, and technology training for BeninCaju, a Catholic Relief Services project that trains cashew farmers on best agricultural practices.