In 2004, Scott served as a photojournalist for Mercy Ships in Liberia, West Africa, where he learned the life-threatening effects of contaminated water. Upon moving back to his home in New York City in 2006, he founded charity: water. See more of Scott's story here.@scottharrison
Christoph grew up in the Central African Republic and Nigeria, where getting clean water is still a dream for millions. He’s spent the last 15 years at AmeriCares, bringing medicine, medical supplies and healthcare to people in crisis around the world. Christoph joined charity: water to lead our programs, run day-to-day operations, and help us maximize our efficiency and impact worldwide.@CGORDER
Michael has more than 10 years of experience in non-profit, private industry and public accounting. His drive for meaningful work led him straight to charity: water, where he now manages and supports our innovative accounting and operations staff.@mletta7
Vik attended the School of Visual Arts and began her career as a motion graphics designer in NYC. For two years, she worked on advertising campaigns for Honda, Coke, American Express and many other brands. She left the for-profit world in 2007 to come on full time as charity: water's designer, and eventually Creative Director.@vikharrison
Yukari was born in Japan, grew up in Chicago, and excelled on the West Coast. She put her MIT Business degree to work in diverse leadership roles at Toyota, Google, Twitter, and mobile gaming company, ngmoco, before coming to charity: water as VP of Growth. Now her business is expanding our capacity to give clean water.@yukarim
Pablo joins us after four years at Zynga where he was VP of Product. He holds an MBA from Stanford and a Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration from Icade in Spain and RMS in France. He speaks multiple languages, serves as an advisor to several startups, founded one and once released his own electronic bossa nova album!@ppaniagua
Paull grew up on a drought-stricken family farm in Australia. He moved to NYC in 2007 to lead accounts for a social media agency and earned multiple awards for work with Fortune 500 brands. For charity: water, he launched a birthday campaign, helped pull off Twestival and now leads the team's online presence.@PAULLYOUNG
Lauren spent five years managing events and communications for fashion, entertainment and lifestyle brands such as Warner Bros., Saks and Swarovski before stepping in to produce our charity: ball 2010. She hails from Ohio, but is right in her element in NYC, leading major campaigns for charity: water.@laurenemiller3
Rael joins us remotely from the lovely damp city of Portland, Oregon. He's a fledgling boardgame designer, friend to coffee, and enjoys exploring the world with his family. He brings his engineering knowhow from the tech startup world to bear on boosting charity: water's ability to bring clean drinking water to people in need.@rael
Brian used to lead a web development team for publishing, entertainment and traditional product-based clients. Now, his sights are set on crafting technology that accelerates a completely different purpose -- charity: water's impact on the water crisis.
Deepa hails from foggy San Francisco, where she spent 10 years as a lead engineer, then principal product manager at Adobe. A classically trained Indian dancer, she is new to New York and smitten with the energy of the city. Having spent every childhood summer in South India, she deeply understands the need for clean water and is excited to help improve charity: water's impact!@iamdeepa
Matt comes to charity: water from the great Commonwealth of Massachusetts and six years in the smart grid industry. He's tall, he dislikes cheese (except on pizza) and he believes that technology can be a powerful force for positive change. He's creating and pushing code to help us change the water crisis.
Matt grew up in small town North Carolina and moved to an even smaller Texas town after getting his Computer Science degree. He made the jump to NYC in 2010 and hasn't looked back. In the city, he's written code for an investment bank and tech companies ranging from startups to giants. At charity: water, he's pumped about building software to help end the water crisis.@mattmillr
A New England native, Jasdeep spent the last seven years honing his software development skills in the for-profit world before joining our tech team. Beyond coding for a meaningful cause, he also likes bikes, knitting, fashion, cats and Chihuahuas.
Hailing from Pennsylvania, Broc got a degree in Computer Science at PSU and started his career in D.C. For two years, he spent the majority of his time in a NASA basement before moving to New York and joining charity: water. He is enthused about leveraging technology to improve the non-profit world and provide clean drinking water to people in need.@HJEEBUS
Christina worked in West Africa, China and in the Middle East before returning to her home state of New York in 2010. After a brief spell in the city's for-profit world, she's happy to be back in non-profit, fighting the water crisis one line of code at a time.
Leah grew up in a small town in Montana but spent two years working for a media company in Salt Lake City before joining us. She loves the way charity: water harnesses talent for a cause and uses hers to make us look good online. When not in front of a computer, she’s in search of the city’s best sushi.@leah_schuster
Dan grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and just made the move to NYC in 2013. His background is in agency work, but he recently transitioned into the non-profit world with the hopes of using code to make a difference. His favorite drink happens to be water.@danielcgold
Donald has been playing with computers since the age of six. He grew up in Virginia Beach and graduated from MIT last year. He's worked at Facebook and TripAdvisor but moved into the non-profit world wanting to put his fascination with numbers to work for a more meaningful cause. Now he's a proud member of our Tech Team.@donaldguy
For most of his career, Robert has worked in the public sector in program development and international relations. Traveling around the world for a decade has helped him to see the real need for international development. After just finishing his MBA, he’s now excited to join the charity: water team to provide impact through building sustainable solutions in their water programs.
Rachel comes from a digital advertising agency background. She led teams for non-profit organizations like Pencils of Promise and Bright Pink and consumer brands like Bacardi, Jay-Z and Nickelodeon. She joins our Special Programs team to help manage the Remote Sensor initiative.
Originally from Florida, Saqib spent four years working with media startups before joining the charity: water team. The NYC move has him excited about public transportation and non-Florida politics, but he's even more excited to put his tech skills to work and help us build more sustainable water projects around the world.
Christy helps drive the strategic operations that ensure alignment between field programs and charity: water's overall fundraising strategy. She spent her first few years at charity: water managing the organization's water, sanitation, and hygiene programs in Bangladesh, Bolivia, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, and Nepal.@christyscazzero
With degrees Economics and Global Ethics, Jonna brings corporate and NGO experience to charity: water. She now manages and develops our implementing partnerships, frequently traveling to programs across Africa and Asia.@jonnadavis
Robin grew up half in California, half in South Korea. She studied International Development Management in Manchester before working with bilateral donor agencies for the UN in Afghanistan. She's been to thirteen countries in the past year, and donuts are her biggest weakness.
After studying at NYU and traveling to rural Honduras to construct clean water projects, Mohini joined the team to support our incredible and inspiring fundraisers. Now, she manages all of our water project data -- from when it's collected on the ground to when we report back to our donors with proof.@mohinipatel
Julia grew up in Romania and New York City. She studied history, but her passion for understanding people, cultures and community led her toward more volunteering and activism. She's backpacked (and hitchhiked!) extensively throughout the US, Europe and Africa and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon before joining our Water Programs team.
Sabrina comes from outside of Philadelphia. She studied Public Health at the University of Pennsylvania and John Hopkins and has worked for Kiva and the Clinton Health Access Initiative. Most recently, she spent a year and a half on a sanitation project in Delhi and rural India. Outside of work, she's a singer and a scrapbooker. She also thinks puns are puns of fun.
Jaclyn has been involved in the non-profit sector for more than seven years. Before coming to charity: water, she was a fundraiser for Florida Hospital. Just when she was ready to channel her skills towards an international cause, she got the opportunity to move to New York. She's now pursuing her dream of raising awareness for clean water by leading our fundraising team.
Eric moved to NYC after spending a third of his life each in Beijing, Seattle, and Los Angeles. He studied economics and psychology at Claremont McKenna College, and joins us from Bain & Co., where he focused on strategy and operations at tech, media, and entertainment companies. Eric's excited to apply a data-driven approach to help drive growth at charity: water.
Maria was born and raised in Slovakia but came to the United States as an exchange student and fell in love with it. She studied international business before getting her MBA in Florida and then spent more than seven years fundraising for Florida Hospital for Children. Now, she's loving life with her husband in Brooklyn and running point on operations fundraising for us!
After tackling field research in Africa and helping at-risk kids in Latin America, Emily joined us in 2009. She's a non-profit veteran with a Masters in Global Affairs from NYU and experience in grantmaking and humanitarian assistance. When she’s not traveling abroad, Emily manages our water project sponsorship program and organizational giving.@emilyamatos
Sarah dove into the luxury and fashion industries straight out of NYU, until her love for travel took over. She spent the next year and a half in 13 different countries — "serious wanderlust," she calls it. We're relieved she's back in NYC to execute communications strategy and manage all the day-to-day logistics involved with brand engagement.
Melissa hails from California where she honed her project management skills working to bring water and energy-saving technologies to Napa Valley wineries. With an International Affairs degree and countless hours of non-profit volunteer work under her belt, she's settled in NYC to manage projects at the charity: water office.@MelissaBurm
Aubrey comes to us after 6 years at Wieden+Kennedy, where she worked with awesome brands like Nike, Coca-Cola and ESPN. She hails from Portland, Oregon, but just recently moved to NYC for a change of scenery. She's run The Hood To Coast relay race twice and immediately became our office go-to person for everything adventure-related.
Lauren studied International Affairs at George Washington University. Although born and raised in New York, she comes to us from San Francisco where she orchestrated events for Teach For America. Now she's the creative and logistical genius behind all of charity: water’s happenings.@laurkane
Originally from Sydney, Australia, Mary-Ann started out managing projects for huge corporate customers. After working for the UN in NYC and seeing the world, she earned an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies and set her sites on non-profits. We’re glad she did because she makes a great Tech Project Manager.
A CPA with 15 years of experience in audit, tax and corporate accounting, Bill is here to protect our organization's fiscal integrity by ensuring that established processes, controls and safeguards are in place.When he's not diving into reports, Bill can be found with a camera around his neck photographing the streets of NYC.@nybillbell
Gumbley brings several years of development experience to charity: water having supported the execution of various projects in Cote d'Ivoire, Indonesia, D.R.C., Nigeria and Pakistan. He converses in five-ish languages, has degrees from University of Sydney, Georgetown and the Sorbonne, and is excited to work with our implementing partners to ensure charity: water donors are getting the best bang for their buck.
After a one year assignment on a hospital ship in West Africa, Robin came on as one of charity: water's initial staff members to help build our finance department from the ground up. With over five years of development sector experience, she now partners with our Water Programs team to ensure the financial accountability of our partners and projects in the field.@robinisajones
Originally from Rochester, NY, Josh joined charity: water with nearly ten years of accounting experience. He earned degrees in music performance at Berklee College in Boston, then accounting at NYU. After years of working in the for-profit world, Josh is now helping us tackle the water crisis by keeping the books for charity: water.
Kunal is joining our Program Finance team after five years in investment banking and equity trading, and he's very excited to be putting his excel shortcuts towards a meaningful cause. When he's not analyzing grants and budgets, you can find him at Chipotle or the Meatball Shop.
Jaimie was raised in Sydney, Australia, but considers herself a native of Nevada. She did her MPA at NYU and brings to charity: water several years of field-based financial management in South Sudan, Ghana, Nigeria and India for Doctors Without Borders and USAID. Jaimie oversees financial resources going to water projects to ensure the highest level of fiscal accountability.
Before joining charity: water Andi Rae was trying to save the world through music. At night, you can still find her belting out some country tunes around the city... but during the day, she's now putting her accounting degree to work as she crunches numbers for charity: water.
Jan is a life-long Brooklynite. After graduating from Baruch College with a degree in Public Accounting, he jumped into charity: water to help us process our offline donations. He's inspired by the endless financial support that streams onto his desk from people from all over the world joining our cause to end the water crisis.
Mike grew up in New Jersey and studied printmaking at Rowan University. Prior to joining our creative team, he spent five years in the agency world in Philadelphia, doing work for Villanova University, the Philadelphia Eagles and the US Open. When he's not creating cool stuff for charity: water, you can find him making street art under the name Nom Now.@mikesmith187
Water has always been a big part of Greg's life; first, he mastered scuba diving. Then, he took the plunge into charity: water. He recently finished his Master's in Communications Design at Pratt, and now helps charity: water kick out ground-breaking design both online and in print.@gregyagoda
A proud Baltimore native, Denny moved to NYC in 2011. Before charity: water, he worked on interactive design for various start-ups and major media companies including Disney and Discovery Channel. When he's not dreaming up new web experiences for charity: water, you can find him cooking, biking or playing ice hockey.@dennymcfadden
Jamie holds a degree in Electronic Media Production and comes to us from a role as Senior Editor on a creative documentary project in Nebraska. Having lived in six states already, she moved to New York to become charity: water's videographer and looks forward to traveling for her role in the water crisis solution.@jazzyjamieleigh
Tyler comes to us from Nebraska, by way of Portland, Oregon. Prior to joining the charity: water team, he spent nine years in advertising, creating content for brands like Red Bull, Nike and A&E. He loves storytelling and secret clubs. He also takes himself very seriously.@tylerriewer
Cubby grew up in a small town south of Seattle spending most of his days exploring the great outdoors with coffee and a camera in his hands. Although NYC has a slightly different landscape, he’s happy to be exploring the concrete jungle while unlocking creativity and inspiring schools to make the charity: water story their story.@cubbygraham
Kaitlyn is a recent graduate of Bentley University, with a degree in Management, Global Perspectives and a minor in Non-profit Organizations. After traveling to Ghana and seeing the water crisis first hand, she came across charity: water and it's been love ever since! She handles the administrative side of offline water project reporting, as well as develops new and old relationships with donors.@kswist
Chris started his legal career at a Wall Street firm and has since worked on legal projects in more than 40 nations, including many of the countries where charity: water works. Now, he's helping us translate the fine print and cut through the red tape, guiding us to reach our goals more quickly, smoothly and elegantly. His clear and practical legal work fits right in with our approach.
Equipped with degrees in Economics and International Relations from Wheaton College, Stacie moved to India to frame International Justice Missions' community engagement strategy. Now she's back in New York finding innovative ways to involve schools and faith groups in charity: water's mission.@staciezellmer
Sarah came to charity: water after getting her bachelor's in English literature and working at a for-profit startup in Boston. She combines her love of language, HTML, and charity: water by dedicating herself to our email marketing strategy. When she's not hogging the office coffee machine, she's usually lost in a book... or somewhere in Manhattan.
Kaitlyn joins us as a recent grad from Virginia Tech where she studied Communications, tutored NCAA athletes before they went pro, and took a few classes in Switzerland. She fell in love with the organization years ago and now deals with all things mycharity: water, helping fundraisers become rockstars!@kate_jankowski
A recent grad from Boston University, Grace joins us with heavy involvement in the non-profit sector and a degree in Mass Communication. Combined with her travels through Central America, Grace firmly believes what we believe here -- water changes everything. She now engages with our community of inspiring supporters to provide a personal and impactful experience.@gracehaeko
Mike is originally from Long Island (which he claims is why much of his conversation revolves around The Mets and food with red sauce). He studied Health Sciences at Gettysburg College and took interest in the transformative power of clean water after a trip to Uganda a few years ago. Now he's a proud member of our Supporter Experience team.@MikeAltman_
After realizing that computer coding wasn’t for him, Ian ditched computer science to study non-profit technology. He took his love for helping people on a grassroots level to Namibia where he founded a charity of his own and spent several years living and working. Eventually, he returned to New York to become master of technology for the charity: water team.
Chris is a small town guy, but he earned a degree in International Studies at the University of Wisconsin. He's our Midwestern Mr. Fix It who does everything from building wells to making Jerry cans into lamps while ensuring we have the supplies, tools, and muscle-power to get our work done every day.
A born and raised California girl, Lindsay left her surfboard behind and moved to the big city to work with the charity: water team and keep Scott on top of his game. She studied Globalization and Communications at the University of California Santa Barbara, and spent the past six years hobnobbing in the entertainment industry.@lratow
Michaela joins our team after working at a nonprofit community foundation in Connecticut for almost 2 years. She graduated from Fordham University, where she studied Communications and Sociology and interned in television production. She's crazy about Netflix, dogs and exploring city neighborhoods.
Straight out of Kentucky, Stephanie joined the Peace Corps in Togo, West Africa, to work on community-based health projects. After summers dedicated to public health work in Thailand and Nigeria, she finished grad school at Columbia. Now, she's heading up our army of amazing volunteers. Interested in volunteering? She's your girl.
Jessica was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area. She studied Sociology at UC Santa Barbara and worked with student organizations concerned with human rights and international development before moving to NYC in 2012 to coordinate events for Seeds of Peace. She's now the front-desk guru at charity: water. If you call or walk in our doors, you'll be happy she's the first person to greet you.