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Interim Executive Director: Jennifer Garmon
LMSW, Washington University

Senior Program & Operations Manager: Lauren West
B.A. International Studies, 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 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: Rasha Issa
at Paul Revere Middle School
B.A., English Literature, Damascus University

Program Assistant: Shifa Abuzaid
at Westbury and Wisdom High Schools
B.A., Political Science, University of Houston Honors College

AmeriCorps VISTAs

Resource Developer: Bashir Bakhtiari
M.S., Criminal Justice, Florida International University
B.A., Criminal Justice, Michigan State University

Volunteer Coordinator: Michelle Jarest
B.S., Biology, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs