MEET OUR TEAM

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Kate Curran

Founder & CEO

Kate founded School the World in 2009. Her vision is to fight extreme poverty at its roots by bringing education to the world’s poorest children. Prior to School the World, she was an attorney and executive at General Electric Company. She grew up in Bridgeport, CT and enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her very large extended family.

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Natalie Hambor

Chief Operating Officer

Natalie has a background in entrepreneurship, finance and marketing as well as a strong passion for global service travel. Natalie joined School the World in 2015 and managed the Student & Corporate Service Program, growing it to what it is today. Now, as our Chief Operating Officer, Natalie oversees all international and domestic program operations, administration, HR and finance. Originally from Connecticut, she's been a Bostonian transplant since her days at Northeastern University - Go Huskies!

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Bianca Argueta

Director of M&E and Director of Programs, Guatemala

Bianca has a master's degree in monitoring, evaluation, and educational research. She gained her experience while working in projects funded by USAID and with some Guatemalan Universities. She is also an educational researcher who has been published in university magazines.

She is passionate about education, which she considers the way to achieve a better quality of life. Bianca enjoys working in communities and learning from those around her.

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Ana Joya

Regional Director of Service & Special Projects

Ana's background in Psychology aided in her love of people. From her first positions at AFS and World Renew, she developed skills in connecting people all over the world and promoting cultural exchange.

During her time at School the World, Ana has helped in many capacities. To name a few, expanding and managing programs in Honduras, Guatemala and Panama and helping manage our Student Service Program. Ana helps with the service groups by leading trips and managing all in-country trip logistics.

She loves to help our World Changers and locals understand each other and work together to improve the education of the children in Central America.

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Ali Doremus

Director of Communications

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Suzanne Rommelfanger

Director of Service Learning & Global Citizenship

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Petronila Reynoso

Regional Manager of Administration

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Beatriz Zamora

Director of Institutional Giving and Donor Relations

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Crissy Capella

Donor Relations Coordinator

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Heydie Cruz

Engineer

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Ersy Hernandez

Change Agent

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Irma Montoya

Change Agent

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Gabby Castellano

Change Agent

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Olvin Molina

Change Agent

Guatemala

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Mardoqueo Bulux

Associate Director

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Rosa Perez

Middle School Scholarships Manager

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Angelina Ortíz

Alternative Education Assistant

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José Ajeataz

Team Leader, Change Agents

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Santana Hernandez

Senior Teacher Trainer

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Josefa Macario Calel

Girls Scholarships Coordinator

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Special Projects Manager

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Roselia Vicente Tavico

Change Agent

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Crelyn Yeritza Gonzalez

Assistant to M&E

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Héctor Cruz

Boys Scholarship Coordinator

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Elma Xoná

Change Agent, Alternative Education Coordinator

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Byron Canil

Change Agent

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Marilu Quiñonez

Architect

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Nazario Pol Meletz

Alternative Education Coordinator

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Felipa Gomez

Change Agent, Alternative Education Coordinator

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Josefina Lux

Change Agent

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Roderick Castillo

Panama Program Director

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Jorge Ortega

Engineer

board of directors

Merrily Bodell
Chief Operating Officer, Ivywise

Keith Clausen
CEO, Envisage International Corporation

Cynthia Clemson
Co-director of Municipal Investments, Eaton Vance

Joseph Cronin
Founder & President, International Insurance Group, Inc.

Kate Curran
Founder & CEO, School the World

Cynthia del Aguila
Executive Secretary, Fnd. of the Universidad de Valle de GUA. Former Minister of Educ., GUA

Spiros Giannaros
President & CEO, Charles River Development

Andrea Hoff
Vice President of Marketing, Kincern

Meredith Massaro
Social Worker, MSW

Jim Pelusi
Founder & Managing Director, Valero Capital Partners

Claudia Pinto
Investor, Former EU & Portuguese Foreign Service

Nicole Sahin
CEO, Globalization Partners

advisory board

Nicole Arnold
Business Development Manager, Everybody Water

Linda Carter

Dina Debs
Business Banker, Eastern Bank

Bruno Mercenari
Co-President, Ino

Alberto Musalem
CEO, Co-CIO & Co-Founder, Evince Asset Management LP

Vanessa O'Malley

Alison Qualter
Founder, Press Play

Michael Tassinari
Director, Advanced Analytics, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Rafael Urbina
CEO & Founder, Batanga Network, Inc.

young Professional advisory board

Young Professional Advisory Board (YPAB) members are early-mid career professionals passionate about School the World’s mission of solving extreme poverty through the power of education. We're looking for more members!

Gabby Alfonso
Financial Analyst, Healthcare.com

Gabriela Bahgdady
Teacher, Baltimore Design School

Jack Berson
Policy & Gov. Relations Assistant, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition

Kaitlin Brown
Senior Enrollment Manager, Ivywise

Matt Chiappinelli
Client Service Associate, GuidePoint

Marie Compas
Marketing Consultant, Freelance

Jessica Ennis
Manager of Global Talent Rewards, International Medical Group

Astryaal Graham
Legal Assistant, Atwood & Cherny, P.C.

Brian Huang
Portfolio Manager & Tutor/Consultant, Spark Capital LLC & Ivywise LLC

Megan Powell
Client Success Specialist, Flywire

Allison Stackhouse
Marketing Coordinator, Maisons & Domaines Henriot America