We are builders, makers, and entrepreneurs; equal parts strategists and storytellers, anthropologists and economists; designers, technologists, and political scientists. We share global expertise and a passion for improving governance and development worldwide.

Abubakar Sadiq Idris

Operations & Finance Associate

Adam Parker

Senior Designer

Adam Talsma

Regional Director for Africa

Ahmed Rufai Isah

Program Associate

Amira El-Sayed

Director of Programs & Strategy

Andrew Haupt

Chief Operating Officer

Carrie Oppenheimer

Director of Programs & Learning

Chelsey Lepage

Program Manager

Corey Chao

Strategic Designer

Georgette Stewart

Finance Manager

Ijeoma Ofonagoro

Program & Operations Manager

Kisha Bwenge

Communications & Advocacy Associate

Laura Freschi

Director of Advocacy

Lauren Gardner

Senior Program Manager

Marielle Velander

Research Manager

Nadav Green

Finance Associate

Nina Kiernan

Associate Director of People & Operations

Panthea Lee


Ugochi Ekwueme

Program Associate

Yop Rwang Pam

Program Associate

Zack Brisson



Jeremy Evans

Kate Petty

Matthew McNaughton