About Selene Gonzalez-Carrillo

Selene Gonzales-CarilloSelene Gonzalez-Carrillo is currently the 2017 International Hub Coordinator, and was fortunate enough to have been a member of the 2016 Youth Environment Hub, a collaboration between The Pollination Project and Levis Strauss & Co. Read more about that team here

Money Can Break Down Walls in Philanthropy

I am an environmentalist and Mexican-American with dual citizenship, and in 2012 I relocated back to my native Mexico. There is a lot of talk these days about walls between my two countries- the US and Mexico. But the wall I’ve been most focused on lately is the philanthropic wall [...]

Money Can Break Down Walls in Philanthropy 2017-04-21T10:36:50+00:00

Patricia Schappell, 2017 Fellow

Trish Schappell, is a middle school Counselor, former teacher, administrator, and instructional curriculum coach. She has been an educator for 22 years. Trish currently lives in Houston Texas and is from Corpus Christi, Texas. She got started in her social change work, by attending a summer week long training [...]

Patricia Schappell, 2017 Fellow 2017-04-19T21:19:30+00:00

Nicole Javorsky, 2017 Fellow

Nicole Javorsky is from Queens, NY currently going to school in Manhattan pursuing a degree in Investigative Journalism. It was during her freshman year of high school, when she was hospitalized for anorexia and related medical issues that she realized, as she worked on her recovery, how difficult it [...]

Nicole Javorsky, 2017 Fellow 2017-04-19T21:16:45+00:00

Alicia White, 2017 Fellow

Alicia White is the Founder and President of Project Petals an organization focused on revitalizing and advocating for low-income, under-resourced and minority communities. Before starting Project Petals, she worked with organizations to secure and allocate millions of dollars to worthy causes. Her passion comes from growing up and living in [...]

Alicia White, 2017 Fellow 2017-04-19T21:23:16+00:00

Jessica London-Shields, 2017 Fellow

Jessica London-Shields comes to the non-profit world after working for many years as an actor and story divisor.   Jess grew up and San Francisco, but has called Chicago home for 13 years.  Jess is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of She Crew, a leadership development and arts empowerment program [...]

Jessica London-Shields, 2017 Fellow 2017-04-19T20:52:18+00:00

Desire Johnson-Forte, 2017 Fellow

Desire Johnson-Forte  holds an BA from Mills College in Oakland, CA.  After graduation she worked in the Dominican Republic teaching English through a program run by her high school mentor. Returning stateside, she moved back to Oakland to begin non-profit work supporting black youth.  She is the Founding CEO [...]

Desire Johnson-Forte, 2017 Fellow 2017-04-19T20:55:21+00:00

Ralitsa Rano, 2017 Fellow

Ralitsa Rano, LCSW, PhD, is the founder of Multicultural Counseling and Training Services. Ralitsa was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. She was working as a journalist and just earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree from Sofia University when she immigrated to the United States in 2002. The experience of culture [...]

Ralitsa Rano, 2017 Fellow 2017-04-04T08:02:46+00:00

Maulid Mwinyikai, 2017 Kenya Fellow

Maulid Hamis Mwinyikai is from Mombasa and has professional experience as a trained peer educator, and in community development, health care, and HIV counseling. In 2000 Maulid attended a seminar for peer educators organized by Mtongwe Community Initiative, Family health options Kenya and Action Aid Kenya. During the training [...]

Maulid Mwinyikai, 2017 Kenya Fellow 2017-09-04T12:59:41+00:00

Jane Wafula, 2017 Fellow

Jane Wafula,  lives in Eldoret with her nuclear family.  She is passionate about education topics in Kenya and has a Bachelor of Science and also did post graduate diploma in Education. She has worked as teacher, education officer, community development officer and an entrepreneur.  In 2015 she received TPP [...]

Jane Wafula, 2017 Fellow 2017-04-19T12:00:27+00:00

Beatrice Achieng Nas, 2017 Fellow

Beatrice Achieng Nas is a fierce activist, breaking barriers especially in the education of women and girls in rural Eastern Ugandan communities.  Beatrice was born in Amor village, Tororo district. She has had a lot of struggles including becoming a bar maid at age 14 in order to raise [...]

Beatrice Achieng Nas, 2017 Fellow 2017-04-19T12:00:31+00:00
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