Danielle Fiorino has spent the last four years in various positions at The Mahindra Group, based in Mumbai, India, which is a 19 billion dollar international conglomerate spanning twenty different industries. Her positions included Internal Consulting, Deputy Manager in International Real Estate Sales, and Deputy Manager to the Chairman of the Mahindra Group.
Shea Flynn joins the GHD program after almost three years at RTI International working on USAID’s flagship neglected tropical disease project called ENVISION.
Caleb Leseine, a Kenyan national, joins GHD after working for Kenya’s largest public water utility company, Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company. He has a background in Civil Engineering and has been working in water and sanitation for the last three years.
Ashley Hamilton is a proud native of Flint, Michigan. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. While at Spelman, Ashley spent one semester in Brazil learning Portuguese and researching the role that natural hair plays in identity politics amongst Afro-Brazilian women.
Nora Hammond is a native of Palm Springs, California and a graduate of the University of California – Berkeley where she studied political science and minored in human rights and Middle Eastern studies.
Rebecca holds a B.A. from Smith College, where she majored in East Asian Languages and Literature. Her interest in international development stems from her experience volunteer teaching children in rural China for two summers during college. Upon graduation, Rebecca joined the Fulbright Program in South Korea and taught English as a Foreign Language to public high school students.
Lainey Heyl joins GHD after serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin, West Africa and later in Yangon, Myanmar. In Benin, Lainey served as an English language teacher in a rural village. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Lainey devoted her time and attention to promoting gender development and female empowerment at local and national levels.
Grace Hulseman joins the GHD program from the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, where she served two years in Belize City, Belize, working as a social worker with Hand in Hand Ministries’ Building for Change Program.
Anna Khandros joins GHD after working with American Councils for International Education in Ukraine. Previously, she was a fellow with the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. in Washington DC, a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Tajikistan, and a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco.
Joshua Kirton, from the United Kingdom, joins GHD after six years working on humanitarian programs primarily in the Middle East and North Africa. He graduated from Queen Mary, the University of London in 2010 with a BA in Modern History. While at Queen Mary he took the opportunity to study Arabic at the University of Damascus in Syria.