Hive Global Leaders Program March 2014


Alexa Bach-McElrone

Bach-McElrone Consulting
alexa@bach-mcelrone.com

Upstate NY. Central America. UK. Caribbean. U of Maryland. Belize. Australia. Galapagos. Duke. New Zealand. DC. SF. Corporate Sustainability jobs=frustrated. The status quo is unacceptable and today’s best practices are just the best version of the status quo. Launched consulting firm in 2008. Building the *good* economy by matching money and meaning. Business Advisor, Communications Specialist, Impact Analyst, Connectress, Yogi.

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Andrew Mangino

andrew@thefutureproject.org

Andrew is a lifelong dreamer who realized three years ago that his ultimate dream was to enable others to create the life and world THEY imagine. He’s since been serving as the co-founder’and CEO’of The Future Project, a national initiative to unleash the greatness of every young person, and he’s currently beginning to build dream.org. He graduated from Yale in 2009 and has worked at Ashoka and as a speechwriter for the Attorney General, Eric Holder, and Vice President Biden.

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Anna Elliot

Bamyan Media
anna@bamyan.org

I started Bamyan Media 4 years ago. I live in Egypt where we just produced ‘The Project’ A reality TV show about young entrepreneurs that links viewers to resources for creating businesses, jobs, & social impact. http://vimeo.com/88611151 Before that I worked in Afghanistan for 5 yearsish. I went to Hampshire College. I keep trying to move to San Francisco but destiny has other plans.

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Ayesha Mathews Wadhwa

ayesha@pixinkdesign.com

Contributing world citizen, raised in Bangalore, India and educated in the cultural nexuses of New York, Paris and San Francisco. A graduate of Parsons School of Design, I have over fifteen years experience crafting strategy and creative direction for global companies including Apple, Facebook, Sephora, Amazon Lab126 and The Smithsonian

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Brayden McLean

Bellroy
braydenmclean@gmail.com

Brayden is a new arrival to the Bay Area, hailing from Melbourne, Australia. Brayden was the Australian organizer and cofounder for the Less Wrong and Effective Altruism communities, which seek to use rationality and evidence based approaches to maximize personal effectiveness and positive impact. Brayden has worked as a data analyst at a startup, and as a transport systems engineer.

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C.K. Lin

Channel Factory
ck@cklin.org

I have a Ph.D in Engineering from UCLA. I have expansive knowledge of consumer web, user experience, data analytics, and monetization. My passion is to share my high performance frameworks with people and help them achieve higher performance in all areas. One unique ability few people know is that I can teach anyone how to salsa dance in under 10 minutes.

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Carlos Cobian

Wireless Idea
carlosrcobian@gmail.com

I’m serial entrepreneur, event producer, dj and father of 2 boys. I’ve been working over 20 years in the entertainment, mobile technology and ecommerce industries. I’m passionate about entrepreneurship and marketing which has allowed me to become mentor and support local startups and organizations that promote entrepreneurship in Puerto Rico. I also write a blog on entrepreneurship and have a cople of new business ventures which includes a new tech conference called H3 (Hackers, Hustlers and Hipsters).

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Chauncey Nartey

NYC Department of Education
chauncey.nartey@gmail.com

I’m a Liberian born, Ghana bred, sax tooting, futbol booting ambivert. I currently work as the Director of Talent Recruitment & Development at a network of public charter schools serving an overage, under-credited student population in NYC. Prior to that, I worked for the NYC DOE, a nonprofit called Citizen Schools and taught history in Philly through TFA. BA from Duke, MA from UPENN.

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Chris Ueland

MaxCDN.com
chris@ueland.com

Hi. My name is Chris Ueland. I am an Entrepreneur based out of Los Angeles.

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Darya Pilram

Department of Defense
darya.pilram@gmail.com

I’m a field social scientist transitioning home from Afghanistan, where I conducted applied research related to health and human security, strategic planning, government legitimacy and capacity. I recently completed projects in South America, South Pacific and Kenya in support of strategic health and security initiatives. I received my MPH-Global Health from GWU and a BA in international studies-anthropology from UCSD.

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Dorothy Zhuomei

Boston Consulting Group / UCLA Anderson – Riordan Fellows Program
dorothyzm@gmail.com

I am a warm-hearted and optimistic individual who believes in the potential of human beings. I recently decided to leave a well-respected job that I have very little connection to and start my journey to pursue my passion in coaching and people development. I feel hopeful yet a bit scared and vulnerable. I yearn to always show up authentically in life and appreciate a genuine human connection.

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Elizabeth Regnier

Treasure Brands
elizabethregnier@gmail.com

In mid-September 2010, I left my position as a Structural Engineer at LERA to pursue my true passion: finding solutions to our broken food system.

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Emily Anhalt

The Wright Institute
emily.anhalt@gmail.com

Therapist and psychological consultant, completing my doctoral dissertation, hoping to show the world that everyone is genuinely doing the best they can. I love food, San Francisco, spontaneous dance parties, and spending the weekend with interesting people talking about how to change the world for the better.

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Emmanuel Yeboah

Emmanuel’s Dream (Non-profit Helping Disabled People Realize Their Dreams)
edoeoyeboah@gmail.com

Grace is a customer-focused entrepreneur who strives to enable human performance. As a designer and entrepreneur, she is constantly exploring the intersection of creative production and disruptive innovation.

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Grace Ng

Lean Startup Machine / Javelin
theuxceo@gmail.com

Grace is a customer-focused entrepreneur who strives to enable human performance. As a designer and entrepreneur, she is constantly exploring the intersection of creative production and disruptive innovation.

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Ilya Rekhter

DoubleMap
ilya@doublemap.com

I was born in Russia, but grew up and went to school in the Midwest ‘ go Hoosiers!<br/>I’m passionate about traveling, so I worked as a consultant in pan-Africa after college, but left when my startup, DoubleMap, began gaining traction.<br/>Today, DoubleMap has grown to provide transit software to many universities, airports, hospitals, businesses, and cities across several countries.

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J Li

Subtle
jineris@gmail.com

currently I help groups build the culture they want to live in || previously I’ve built code, written games, sold food, examined data, solved confusions, and survived shit || when left to my own devices, I dream up organizations and start some of them || I’m into math, food, rpgs, startups, arguments || I believe in curiosity, communication, adventure, open data, and the oxford comma

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Jackie Rotman

jackierotman@gmail.com

A Stanford ’12 Public Policy grad, Jackie is the new Executive Director of Spark, a nonprofit philanthropic network with 10,000 young professional members who have invested over $1.5M in grants and services to 136 grassroots women’s organizations.

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Joey Gutierrez

The Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Foundation
joeygtrz@gmail.com

Originally from Delaware. Moved to the Bay Area 2 1/2 years ago. I am passionate about philanthropy, technology and education ‘ especially the role that technology can play in educating individuals about the state of the world and connecting them to social problem solving.

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Josh Schwartzman

Academia.edu
geeosh@gmail.com

Entrepreneur, developer and creative thinker, I grew up on a farm in Montana, and started programming at age 13. Lived in SF for the past 7 years and worked for multiple startups. I love to travel, faves include Argentina, Nepal, Peru, Japan and Fiji. I am passionate about education, learning, teaching, mentoring, and using technology to empower.

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Joshua Gorman

Generation Waking Up
joshua@generationwakingup.org

Joshua is a writer, speaker, educator, facilitator, and convener. He is the founder of Generation Waking Up, a purpose-driven organization that ignites Millennial changemakers. He is recognized as a leading voice around the paradigm-shifting role of today’s younger generations.

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Joy Lynn Suárez

Parenting resources
Jsuarez@sju.albizu.edu

I am a Clinical Psychologist who has been working for the past 8 years with anti bullying prevention and public policy on the matter. I also am a psychology professor, which I love!!

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Kate Clopeck

kclopeck@communitywatersolutions.org

Kate Clopeck is the Executive Director for Community Water Solutions. Over the past 8 years, Kate has worked extensively on water improvement projects around the globe including Nicaragua, Cameroon and Ghana. She earned a MS in Technology and Policy from MIT and a BS from the Univeristy of Virginia. Kate loves running marathons, traveling, and the island of Nantucket. She currently splits her time between Ghana and Boston.

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Lisa Curtis

Kuli Kuli
lisa@kulikulibar.com

A writer, entrepreneur and traveler, Lisa Curtis’s experience ranges from working in the White House to serving as Peace Corps Volunteer in a small Nigerien village and working with women entrepreneurs in India. For more about Lisa, check out www.lisamariecurtis.com or follow her on Twitter @LisaCurtis.

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Liza Yermakova

Conjecture Corp
liza.yermakova@gmail.com

Birth in Moscow. Immigration to US. Jersey Shore-esque middle school. A lot of books. Nerdy high school. UVA. Math. Mid-life crisis. Epiphany on the meaning of life. Finance. Disney. Direction change. HBS MBA. Pause. Tech ops (for now).

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Marta Milkowska

World Bank
marta.milkowska@gmail.com

For the past decade, I have initiated and executed on social entrepreneurship projects on 4 continents, including starting incubation and education project in rural Kenya, consulting engagement in South Sudan, managing ministerial-level programs in Poland, India and Azerbaijan, and launching a social venture in Poland: Brickonomics ‘ the first Lego game on economics. Currently, at the World Bank Innovation Labs, I am consulting governments on their innovation policy.

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Matthew Yazzie

matthew@yazziedesign.com

Matthew is the founder of Yazzie Design & Consulting, a culture and operations firm focused on assisting early-stage startups and technology companies. Prior to consulting, he worked at several small technology startups where he led business operations. Previously, he worked at Google Inc. where he was responsible for the Creative Development and Project Management in Google’s Global Ethics & Compliance team. He also founded the Google American Indian Network (GAIN) and continues his work in securing college scholarships and mentorship opportunities for Native youth.

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Micaela Gutierrez

Behind the Book
gutierrez.micaela@gmail.com

Micaela is the COO at Behind the Book, a NYC-based nonprofit that brings published writers into low-income public school classrooms to transform students into authors. Originally from Argentina, after stints in DC and CT, she now resides in Manhattan where she is training for the NYC Triathlon.

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Michael Aylward

Pacific Gas & Electric
maylward@umich.edu

Currently, I am working on renewable energy strategy and procurement at PG&E in San Francisco. I previously worked on energy policy on the House Energy & Commerce Committee and at the White House in Washington, and worked on Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns.

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Michael Simmons

michael@iempact.com

Michael Simmons is an award-winning social entrepreneur, Forbes columnist on relationship building, bestselling author of The Student Success Manifesto, and internationally recognized keynote speaker.

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Miho Kubagawa

Harvard Graduate School of Education
miho.kubagawa@gmail.com

Miho Kubagawa is a doctoral candidate of Education Leadership (Ed.L.D.) at Harvard University. Prior to graduate school, she was the Director of Talent and Teacher Residency at KIPP NYC, a non-profit network of KIPP charter schools. She is also the co-founder of the Breakthrough Collaborative site in her hometown of Birmingham, AL. In her free time, she enjoys running (NYC marathon finisher), travelling and creating one-month resolutions (ask her about it).

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Morkeh Blay-Tofey

Yale Violence and Health Group
mblaytofey@gmail.com

Morkeh Blay-Tofey is a research associate with the Yale Violence and Health Group, partnered with the WHO Violence Prevention Alliance. Morkeh has worked in media production and strategy in diverse settings from CNN to development organizations to hospitals and free clinics. Morkeh lives in New York City, and he enjoys writing fiction and essays, following sports, and long distance running.

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Nathan Yap

nathan@fbctrust.com

Having started 3 companies that have each generated over 1M in revenues, Nathan is passionate about entrepreneurship, and how it can be used to positively impact communities. Hobbies include golf, the outdoors, and traveling any chance he gets to sneak away from the office.

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Nicholas Mora

KIPP Foundation
nicholas.j.mora@gmail.com

A native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, I graduated from Princeton University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s in Politics. After spending two years as a Teach for America corps member in gorgeous Miami, I moved last year to the Bay Area to continue my work in education on the Research and Evaluation team at KIPP Foundation.

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Noeline Kirabo

Kyusa
noelinekirabo@yahoo.com

After my high school I was forced to dropout of school due to lack of tuition. I proposed to educate myself through extensive reading, but then I discovered a wealth of free online resources that set me on a journey of becoming a self-motivated lifelong learner. It is this same wealth that I seek to unlock to other school dropouts through the project ‘ Kyusa. My studies have focused on Human Resource Development and different aspects of psychology, with the latest being educational psychology.

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Paul Cashman

The Birchman Group
p.g.cashman@gmail.com

Born and raised in Western Australia. I have studied and worked in Information Technology for 16 years. As a management consultant, my focus is on IT Strategy and Project Management within multinational oil, gas, and mining companies. I have recently completed my MBA and have a keen interest in entrepreneurship. I am also an avid traveler, an amateur photographer, and enjoy hiking.

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Rares Pamfil

rpamfil@gmail.com

I am the product lead for Changemakers.com, an online community for social entrepreneurs. Before coming to Ashoka, I was a student at Harvard, where I developed an interest for organizational behavior and the nonprofit sector. My senior thesis focused on trends in grant-making and my goal for the next few years is to become a philanthropic adviser. Fun fact about me: I’m from Transylvania.

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Rhea Mehta

rheamehta@gmail.com

Rhea Mehta, PhD, is a toxicologist, published author, and founder of Living Rhea ‘ Your Guide to Optimal Living. Dr. Rhea created Living Rhea to empower people to self-heal by teaching them how to utilize the body and mind as tools for health recovery, restoration, and rejuvenation, with a focus on plant-based whole food wisdom, self-care, and personal support. As a conqueror of Western-diet related disease, Rhea shares her strategies and hacks for others to use as a guide, through her dedicated social media presence, programs, coaching, workshops, retreats, speaking engagements, and publications. Her manifesto is to influence and empower communities and change-makers to wake up and smell the green juice ‘ in food, in thought, and in action.

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Rodrigo Gramajo-Rodriguez

Population Services International – PSI
rodrigogramajo@gmail.com

Guatemalan born & raised ‘ Citizen of the World. Microbiologist & Epidemiologist by training. Incurable optimist, with an insatiable curiousness, impatient for change & committed to the most vulnerable. I believe in pragmatism, honesty, collaboration and trust.

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Sabeen Malik

smalik79@gmail.com

Schuyler has spent her career striving to bring altruism, naive optimism and collaboration to government, politics, nonprofits and most recently media. She has worked on Gavin Newsom’s education policy, Jerry Brown’s 2010 Gubernatorial campaign and currently serves as director of business development at Topix. At her core, she is a diplomat and connector loves serving the public.

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Schuyler Hudak

Topix
schuylerhudak@gmail.com

Schuyler has spent her career striving to bring altruism, naive optimism and collaboration to government, politics, nonprofits and most recently media. She has worked on Gavin Newsom’s education policy, Jerry Brown’s 2010 Gubernatorial campaign and currently serves as director of business development at Topix. At her core, she is a diplomat and connector loves serving the public.

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Sonya Fierst

World Internships
sonya@worldinternships.org

Sonya originally hails from the hills of Western MA, but has spent much of the last 10 years studying and working in Europe and Latin America. Her passion lies in connecting people of different backgrounds and fostering cross-cultural partnerships through education and internships abroad. Sonya speaks German and Spanish fluently and loves to dance.

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Stephanie Stroup

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
stroup.stephanie@gmail.com

I grew up and graduated from high school in Bangkok, Thailand. I returned back to the U.S. for undergrad, attending Barnard College, Columbia University in New York City. Because of my experiences abroad, I gravitated towards an Economics major, and became involved with the Millennium Village Project (part of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals). After I graduated, I was joined IBM as a strategy & transformation consultant. Now, hoping to leverage my passion for social justice, technology, and innovation, I decided to attend law school.

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Sumi Krishnan

K4 Solutions, Inc.
sumikrishnan@gmail.com

Sumi Krishnan started her company, K4 Solutions, Inc. in 2001 when she was 19 years old. She’s since grown K4 into a $20 million dollar company providing government consulting services to agencies such as HHS, TSA and USDA to name a few. She is now passionate about helping women in business become magnetic leaders and make their impact in a creative, powerful and authentic way.

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Tanya Hamilton

Independent Youth Inc.
thamilton@independentyouth.org

Tanya J. Hamilton is the Founder/Executive Director of Independent Youth. She began her career in marketing and business development, gaining professional experience in various industries including; professional sports, healthcare, technology and Real Estate. Utilizing the knowledge and skills she obtained over the years, Ms. Hamilton followed her passion of working with youth to build strong, confident, educated entrepreneurs. Ms. Hamilton has a Masters of Business Administration Degree with a concentration in Entrepreneurship from The University of Portland and an Undergraduate Degree in Business Management from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC.

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Yach Atiop

Amir
yach.atiop@atlascorps.org

Yach Atiop is an Atlas Corps Fellow from South Sudan. He is currently serving at Amir Project in Oakland CA. Yach was born on the 15th April, 1986 in Wernyol Jonglei State, South Sudan. Yach earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Accounting) from Kampala International University in Uganda.

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Yeon Jin Lee

NASA Ames Research Center / SGT Inc.
yeongrace.lee@gmail.com

I am currently working as a computer scientist in the Intelligent Robotics Group at NASA Ames Research Center. I like to cook, run, and read in my free time. Both technology and art are big interests of mine.

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