PAIR STAFF

(Click HERE for contact information and biographies)

MANAGEMENT
 

Executive Director: Miriam Velez O’Quinn
B.S.B.A. Finance, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Senior Program & Operations Manager: Lauren West
B.A. International Studies (Minor in Middle Eastern Studies, Certificates in Social Entrepreneurship & Nonprofits and Business Foundations), The University of Texas at Austin

Program Manager: Shaina Holm
M.A., Conflict Transformation (Concentration in Youth Program Leadership), SIT Graduate Institute
B.A., Marketing (Certificate in International Business), Texas A&M University

Program Manager: Mariel Sanchez
M.A., Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University
B.A., Journalism, The University of Texas at Austin

Program/Volunteer Developer: Suzan Samuels
J.D., South Texas College of Law
B.A., Japanese and Asian Studies, The University of Texas at Austin

2016-2017 PROGRAM STAFF
 

Program Coordinator: Abbie Drozek-Fitzwater
at Las Americas Newcomer School
B.A., English/Creative Writing & Classics/Latin, Ohio University

Program Coordinator: Krstina Roberts
at Jane Long Academy
B.A., International Studies, Southern Methodist University

Program Coordinator: LaKeia Spady
at Revere Middle School
B.S.W., University of Houston Downtown

Program Assistant: Shifa Abuzaid
at Westbury and Wisdom High Schools
B.A., Political Science, Expected May 2017 (Minors in Phronesis Politics and Ethnics and Arab Studies), University of Houston Honors College

Program Assistant: Rasha Issa
at Jane Long Academy & Paul Revere Middle Schools
American Language Center, Damascus, Syria

Program Assistant: Loyce Gayo
at Las Americas Newcomer School
B.A., African and African Diaspora Studies (Minor in Government, Certificates in Social Entrepreneurship and Business Foundations), The University of Texas at Austin