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Our Team

Working at the crossroads of social entrepreneurship, international education and global development, Global Citizen Year has built a team of inspiring, mission-driven professionals. Together our dedicated staff, board, and advisory council are unleashing the potential of the next generation of global leaders and laying the foundation for the broader bridge year movement.

Abby Falik - Founder & CEO

Abigail Falik is the founder and CEO of Global Citizen Year, and an award-winning social entrepreneur.
Falik is driven by the conviction that talent is universal, but opportunity is not.
Prior to founding Global Citizen Year, Falik applied her entrepreneurial instincts to innovative educational initiatives in the U.S. and around the world. She was an early team member at College Track, an organization focused on ensuring college success for low-income students, as well as a strategic advisor to Room to Read, an organization that helps build literacy skills in Africa and Asia. During her tenure at NetAid (later acquired by Mercy Corps), she designed and launched a flagship initiative to engage U.S. high school students in the fight to end global poverty.
A recognized expert on social innovation and the changing landscape of education, Falik has been featured in Forbes, NPR, The Washington Post and The New York Times. In 2016, Fast Company named her one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business, and for her achievements as a social entrepreneur, she has been recognized as an Ashoka Fellow, a MindTrust Fellow and a Draper Richards Kaplan Entrepreneur. She currently serves on the advisory boards of World Learning, Teach for All and the Harvard Business School.
She received a B.A. in international relations and an M.A. in international comparative education from Stanford University. She received her MBA from Harvard Business School.

Abby Falik - Founder & CEO

Adam Weinberg - PRESIDENT, DENISON UNIVERSITY

Adam Weinberg - PRESIDENT, DENISON UNIVERSITY

Alli Tolbert - Ecuador Team Leader

As Team Leader, Alli supports and leads her fellows in the northern Andes of Ecuador. She also cultivates and manages networks of host families and local partners within the Imbabura province.
Alli is passionate about culture and its role in the way we live and learn. She has a background working with nonprofits and local organizations, having supported them in organizational development, grantwriting, and developing project monitoring and evaluation systems. At university she spent a semester studying in Chile, and has worked in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, and Ecuador. Alli graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor’s degree in International Development and Spanish. Prior to Global Citizen Year, Alli was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cuenca, Ecuador and collaborated with local groups to develop community development projects focused on women’s social enterprise, youth leadership, and microfinance initiatives. She was also involved in grassroots campaigns to raise awareness and action about provincial environmental issues.
Favorite quote: “Do the earth a favor, don’t hide your magic – Yung Pueblo”

Alli Tolbert - Ecuador Team Leader

Allie Wallace - Special Assistant to the COO

As the Special Assistant to the COO, Allie works on a range of projects spanning recruitment, admissions, operations, programs, alumni engagement and public relations.
A Senegal ‘13 alumna, Allie is focused on deconstructing global poverty by changing culture and institutions. She is thrilled to return to the organization that lit that path for her. Between her own Global Citizen Year and joining the staff, Allie organized fellow students for environmental activism and education, supported systems and operations for urban farming and community organizing with Philly Urban Creators, and conducted research on U.S. manufacturing employment dynamics with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Allie holds a B.A. in Economics from Temple University.
What inspires you? Being surrounded by great art, passionate people, and beautiful landscapes!

Allie Wallace - Special Assistant to the COO

Analice Trindade - Site Development Coordinator, Brazil

As Site Development Coordinator, Analice will recruit host families and apprenticeships, coordinate communication between relevant stakeholders and validate successful partnerships.

Anthropologist and Project Manager, Analice has been working on developing cultural and social projects for more than 10 years in Brazil. She also worked as a Professor, teaching Anthropology and facilitating workshops. She is especially interested in art, social activism, human rights, traditional communities, cultural diversity and Brazilian popular culture. Analice holds a B.A in Law, a Masters Degree in Anthropology from the Federal University of Paraná and an International Certification in Project Management for Development (PMD Pro).

Favorite Quote:

“Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, for all the people you can as long as you ever can” Shrii Shrii Ánandamúrti

Analice Trindade - Site Development Coordinator, Brazil

Anand Sadana - Team Leader, India

After high school Anand studied Nautical Science at Training Ship Rahaman. Soon after his course he realized that his real passion lay with working with people and not machines. Since then he has spent a lot of time traveling around India working with various organizations to gain experience and deeper insight into the kind of work he really wanted to do with people. His realization is that he is most interested in helping people become more conscious of themselves and the world we are in. He was part of a team called Initiatives of Change For Life (IFL) which was started by Initiatives of Change, India to address the increasing need for Ethical and Conscious Living. Anand has immense facilitation experience working with communities and schools around India. He believes that whatever he has learned in his life is from the people he has met at different stages of his life who have been his source of learning and expanding himself for this world and life. What he is really passionate about are Humans and he strongly believes that all we need is to come back to our own selves in order to come together for this world. Anand is also a keen cyclist and footballer.

Anand Sadana - Team Leader, India

Ann MacDougall - FORMER PRESIDENT, ENCORE.ORG, FORMER BOARD MEMBER, GLOBAL CITIZEN YEAR

Ann MacDougall - FORMER PRESIDENT, ENCORE.ORG, FORMER BOARD MEMBER, GLOBAL CITIZEN YEAR

Antonio Lucio - GLOBAL CHIEF MARKETING & COMMUNICATION OFFICER, HEWLETT PACKARD INC

Antonio Lucio - GLOBAL CHIEF MARKETING & COMMUNICATION OFFICER, HEWLETT PACKARD INC

Aparna Kothary - Director of Technology Operations

As Director of Technology Operations, Aparna leads the application, selection, and on-boarding process for Global Citizen Year.

Aparna has worked in the non-profit sector for over six years and has contributed to organizations such as Atlas Corps, Semester at Sea, and South Asian Americans Leading Together. (SAALT) She has worked on program development, operations, and has a passion for helping organizations implement technological solutions that will allow them to be more effective.

Aparna holds a B.S. in International Business and a minor in International Development and Conflict Management from the University of Maryland.

Favorite quote?

Ubuntu – “A person is a person through other persons.” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Aparna Kothary - Director of Technology Operations

Archana Rao - Country Director, India

Archana Rao has spent over 8 years at Faber and Faber, UK creating and building markets for multiple publishing houses in 27 countries in the Middle East and Far East. For the last two and half years, Archana has been doing grassroots development work in India at Grampari, the rural and ecology centre of Initiatives of Change, India. She led a water management project, working to provide clean drinking water as well as facilitating responsible water usage in local communities. Alongside this role, Archana has been working closely with several diverse groups of young, international interns and scholars, creating programs that facilitate their journeys in finding ways through which they can make authentic social impact through personal change.

Archana has an MSc in Development Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK and a BA in Economics from Ithaca College, NY, USA. She is addicted to books.

Archana Rao - Country Director, India

Barker Carlock - Alumnus, Global Citizen Year

Barker Carlock is an engineer, artist, and strategist that holds a strong interest in social impact ventures and global development as they relate to the energy sector. He believes in the importance of book matching purpose-driven intent with quantitative appraisal.
Originally from Dallas, Texas, he was a Global Citizen Year fellow in Senegal from 2012-2013. Barker is a recent graduate from Lafayette College where he received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering with Honors. Through his time there, he interned with companies like ExxonMobil and Tesla Motors as well as gleaned an array of non-profit, start-up, and academic research experience. In his last year in school, Barker worked with some of his peers to start a bioplastics company—Gel Labs. Today, Barker is living in Oakland and working in the technology space before he continues further into his career.

Barker Carlock - Alumnus, Global Citizen Year

Bill Shore - FOUNDER & CEO, SHARE OUR STRENGTH

Bill Shore - FOUNDER & CEO, SHARE OUR STRENGTH

Brittany Collins-Rogers - Office Manager/ Bookkeeper

As Office Manager/ Bookkeeper Brittany is responsible for maintaining the Oakland office environment, staff on boarding, providing HR support and performing all bookkeeping tasks.

In high school Brittany worked with the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) where she traveled to Ghana, West Africa, collaborated with local scientists and installed solar panels in the rural villages for an alternate way of living. Prior to working for Global Citizen Year Brittany was appointed to the Emery Unified School District School Board as the youngest Trustee, where she advocated for public education in her alma mater high school and local community.

Brittany holds a B.A. in Psychology from California State University Monterey Bay.

Favorite Quote?

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” –Maya Angelou

Brittany Collins-Rogers - Office Manager/ Bookkeeper

Caitlin Powell - Development Manager

As Development Manager, Caitlin works to secure philanthropic resources to fuel our next stage of growth, impact, and influence.

Prior to joining Global Citizen Year, Caitlin worked at VCU Health System, an academic medical center in Richmond, Virginia. While there, Caitlin helped build the medical center’s fundraising program, specializing in stewardship, events and communications.

Caitlin holds a B.A. in Economics and Global Studies from University of California Los Angeles.

Caitlin Powell - Development Manager

Carl F. Muñana - Fmr. CEO, Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)

Carl has dedicated his professional life to international investment banking, social impact investing and development finance. Most recently he served as CEO of the Inter-American Investment Corporation, the multilateral private sector investment banking affiliate of the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC.

Early in his career he was a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan & Co. where he was Head of Investment Banking for Mexico and Senior Risk Officer for Latin America. He also designed an innovative social investment strategy for the firm.

Carl later focused on innovations in the fields of social and development finance. He was an investor, strategy consultant, and board member to companies, foundations and academia primarily in Europe, the United States and Latin America. He has served on several international corporate and not-for-profit boards, including Oxfam America, Voxiva, Microvest, Ashoka (Spain), and Emzingo. He is a co-founder of the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University and on the Advisory Board of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at Notre Dame.

Carl has degrees from the University of Notre Dame and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Between degrees he was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone, West Africa.

Carl F. Muñana - Fmr. CEO, Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)

Carrie Hessler-Radelet - CEO, PROJECT CONCERN INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR (FMR.), PEACE CORPS

Carrie Hessler-Radelet - CEO, PROJECT CONCERN INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR (FMR.), PEACE CORPS

Catharine Bond Hill - Ithaka S+R Managing Director

As managing director, Catharine (“Cappy”) Bond Hill leads Ithaka S+R’s research and consulting initiatives to broaden access to higher education, reduce costs, and improve student outcomes.

A noted economist whose work focuses on higher education affordability and access, Cappy joined Ithaka S+R in September, 2016. She oversees Ithaka S+R’s two program areas, working to help the higher education, library, and scholarly communication communities adapt to the technological and economic context of the 21st century.

From 2006 to 2016, Cappy served as the 10th president of Vassar College. Under her leadership, Vassar reinstated need-blind admissions and replaced loans with grants in financial aid for low-income families. In 2015 the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, awarded Vassar the inaugural million-dollar prize for Equity in Educational Excellence for its efforts to expand access and support to students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. While at Vassar, Cappy also established a first-of-its-kind veterans admission partnership with the Posse Foundation, with Vassar enrolling its first eleven veterans as freshmen in 2013.

Prior to her Vassar presidency, Cappy was the provost of Williams College, where she had chief academic and financial officer responsibilities. She originally joined the economics faculty at Williams in 1985. From 1994-1997, Cappy lived in the Republic of Zambia, working in the Ministry of Finance and with the Bank of Zambia.

Cappy serves on the board of the Yale-NUS College and is an alumni fellow to the Yale Corporation.

Cappy graduated from Williams College, earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree at Brasenose College, Oxford University. She completed her doctorate in economics at Yale University.

Catharine Bond Hill - Ithaka S+R Managing Director

Chris Eyre - Partner Emeritus, Legacy Venture

Chris Eyre has been deeply involved in technology investing for over 40 years. He was one of the early venture capitalists in Silicon Valley and was a founding partner of Merrill Pickard Anderson & Eyre (MPAE), the pioneering venture firm that evolved from Bank of America in the 70’s. MPAE built a remarkable investment record and Chris’s partners later went on to form Benchmark Capital and Foundation Capital. Chris has served on numerous private and public boards and has been an eyewitness to the revolution in entrepreneurship and venture capital in Silicon Valley.

Chris joined Legacy Venture as a Managing Director in 2001. Legacy is a unique venture capital firm currently managing over $1.5 billion of commitments with a mission of amplifying the size and effectiveness of philanthropy. Each Legacy investor directs all distributions (principle and gains) to non-profit causes of their choosing. Over 600 members have become a well-connected peer to peer learning community, helping each other to become more effective as grant makers to well over 5000 organizations throughout the world.

In addition to his venture capital career, Chris has devoted significant time to family, philanthropic and church service, as well as personal investing. He has worked extensively with youth in a teaching, coaching and counseling role. He served for five years as the lay minister for a large congregation of his church and three years presiding over its Toronto Mission. He was an inaugural member of TPW West, and has served on the boards and advised numerous non-profit organizations including American Leadership Forum, Benetech, Global Citizen Year, IDEO.org, and the National Advisory Council of the Marriott School of Business. Chris recently moved to emeritus status within Legacy, allowing even more time for personal philanthropy, impact investing, and family.

Chris holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a B.S. from Utah State University. He and his wife, Hedy, have five children and a still growing portfolio of 18 grandchildren.

Chris Eyre - Partner Emeritus, Legacy Venture

Chris Stakich - CEO, RUSTIC PATHWAYS

Chris Stakich - CEO, RUSTIC PATHWAYS

Chrislaine De Souza - Team Leader, Brazil

As a Team Leader in Brazil, Chrislaine supports and manages fellows in the city of Florianópolis. Chris coaches an leads a cohort of Fellows during their bridge year in Brazil, she also supports local partners and host families helping to create the best cross cultural experience to all.

Chris always had a interest for the third sector, she worked 10 years for International and Brazilian non-profit organizations in the area of environment and health. She is passionate about communities and believes in the strength they have to make a better world.

Chris holds a bachelor degree in Social Communications by the Federal University of Parana and a post graduation degree in Marketing. Currently she is doing a post graduation course in Sustainability.

Chrislaine De Souza - Team Leader, Brazil

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