A 2007 alumni of Amherst College, Boris has been working with Eric Glustrom on Educate! since the beginning of his sophomore year of college in October 2004. During the summer of 2007, he spearheaded the development of Educate!’s new leadership program and made connections with countless individuals in the government, non-governmental organizations, and schools. After spending the first two years post-college working on Educate! in his free time, Boris jumped back into the organization full time in 2009. In his role as Executive Director, Boris works on fundraising, board development, strategy, monitoring & evaluation, finance and things related to people.
Boris was born in Latvia, and lived there until the age of 7, when he moved to San Francisco. He is currently based in New York, but also spends time in Uganda and San Francisco. Before coming back to Educate!, he worked at start-up incubator Loeb Enterprises.
Co-Founder and Country Director
Angelica, who graduated from Middlebury College, brings a creativity and passion to Educate! that is expressed in the curriculum she has designed for the socially responsible leadership course. Her experience designing curricula in Jamaica and the US gave her a foundation. Now, by synthesizing resources and advice from our partner organizations and contacts in Uganda and elsewhere Angelica has put together an innovative, trend setting course that changes the face, and enhances the purpose, of the Ugandan education system. As Country Director, she enjoys leading the staff and Mentors in Uganda.
In her words: “I know firsthand what it means to be literally saved by nonprofit organizations that embody creative solutions to society’s opportunity gaps. At Kyangwali Refugee Camp, Benson Wereje, Bahati and I swapped stories of how we all received “sponsorship” or scholarships to attend university and how it changed our lives forever. I felt such a beautiful solidarity with our students and reaffirmation of the necessity of this work.”
Maggie Sheahan is the Program Director for Educate!, and has been working in Uganda since 2009. She is inspired most by Educate!’s proactive approach: “We all know about the problems that challenge our world, most especially Africa. I love Educate! because it empowers young people to think about solutions!” After graduating from Pomona College in 2008 with a degree in Religious Studies, she lived in Denver, Colorado working with homeless youth. There, she discovered the vibrancy and hopefulness that shines from youth.
Her work for Educate! has included writing Transform Uganda, a handbook for our scholars to become Changemakers, launching the Change Makers Association, and providing continued teaching support for our Mentors. She is currently facilitating the Educate! Teacher Training Course as well as implementing the Educate! program.
Christine Nagawa- Administration Manager
Hellen Kibenge Ssenyimba- Human Resources Manager
Desiree Winges- Monitoring and Evaluation Manager
Godfrey Luwo- Finance Manager
Marit Blaak- Design and Training Manager
Charlotte Iraguha- Innovation Manager
Diana Mwai- Educate! Experience Manager, Central Region
Richard Luuba- Educate! Experience Manager, Eastern Region