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.


Natalie Hambor

Chief of Staff & Operations

Natalie has a background in entrepreneurship and marketing as well as a strong passion for global service travel. A graduate of Northeastern University, Natalie has extensive travel experience on both a philanthropic and personal level. She enjoys sharing her belief for cultural exchange and the power of community development.

At School the World, Natalie is responsible for the development and execution of our Global Citizenship Program as well as our internal operations.

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Ana Joya

Regional Director

Ana has always felt the call to work in development and a passion to help others. Ana started working with young people at her first job as a Community Development Coordinator at the American Field Service (AFS). For 11 years Ana worked at World Renew in Honduras, gaining experience in managing different community development projects and programs.

Now, as Regional Director, Ana has learned how important education is and how it can transform a child's life for the better!

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Ali Rouatt

Communications Manager


Sarah Pease

Service Learning Program Manager

Danielle Pourbaix

Director of Development



Heydie Cruz


Mauren Escoto

School & Community Trainer



Roberto Tecu

Associate Program Director

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Kener Us

Coordinator of Special Projects

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José Ajeataz

School & Community Trainer


Carlos Escobar


Marilu Quiñonez


Crissy Capella

Assistant Of Special Projects


Santana Hernandez


Anabela Telo

Early Childhood Program Manager


Rosa Perez

Girls’ Scholarships Manager

board of directors

Merrily Bodell
Chief Operating Officer, Ivywise

Keith Clausen
CEO, Envisage International Corporation

Cynthia Clemson
Co-director of Municipal Investments, Eaton Vance, Chair & Executive Committee

Vickie Costa
Senior Vice President of Global Sourcing, Talbots

Joseph Cronin
Founder & President, International Insurance Group, Inc., Secretary & Executive Committee

Kate Curran
Founder & CEO, School the World

Lin Delaney
Partner & Attorney, Delaney McKinney LLP

Cynthia del Aguila
Executive Secretary, Foundation of the Universidad de Valle de Guatemala Former Minister of Education, Guatemala

Claudia Pinto
Investor, Former EU & Portuguese Foreign Service

Nicole Sahin
CEO, Globalization Partners

Andy Sears

Ellen McDonnell Stevens
Executive Editor (Retired), NPR

Geoffrey Willison
COO, ConnectWise

advisory board

Nicole Arnold

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 Berna
Co-Founder, Appleseeds

Emmanuel Smadja
CEO & Co-Founder, MPOWER Financing

Michael Tassinari
Director, Advanced Analytics, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Rafael Urbina
CEO & Founder, Batanga Network, Inc.

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Galem Girmay
Education Account Executive, Flywire

Geneo Grissom
Former NFL Player, New England Patriots

Haley Grissom
Associate, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Luis (Luca) Guevara Zamora
Business Technology Analyst, Deloitte Consulting

Natalie Holland
Marketing Coordinator, Envisage International Corporation

Julia Lopes Jacociunas
Transfer Pricing Associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Georgette Perez
Senior Account Manager, International Medical Group

Megan Powell

Manolo Sandoval
Staff Assurance, Ernst & Young LLP, Chair