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Oscar Cariceo

Oscar Cariceo

Oscar E. Cariceo was born in Santiago de Chile. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, where he earned his MSW in April 2014. Oscar has experience in different projects related to community organizing, nonprofit management, policy analysis, human rights, natural resources equity and advocacy and mobilizing actions in Chile, Mexico, and the U.S. Currently he works as a part time faculty member at Andres Bello University, and he is the co-founder and president of SEI Chile, a nonprofit organization which addresses school safety issues. He enjoys travelling to different cities and countries and learning about different people and their cultures.

TraciGushiken

Traci Gushiken

Traci studied sociology at the University of Southern California. During a summer internship with Creative Visions - a foundation that utilizes media to build social movements - Traci quickly became interested in media as a tool for social change. Upon completing her master's in Media Studies, she spent 7 years in New York City working in film, television, and digital media. Traci is currently a freelance videographer and editor living in Seattle.

Jitendra Joshi

Jitendra Joshi, MCA

Jitendra Joshi is the webmaster for Water for Humans. He has an MS in Computer Applications and a wide range of experiences both in web and software development. He is a code junkie and passionate about computer programming. He loves reading philosophical books, playing chess, learning new skills and technologies.

Swatha Kannan

Swatha Kannan

Swatha is a certified Salesforce Administrator with a master’s degree in Information Systems from Kingston University, London. She worked as a healthcare consultant in London before moving to Atlanta where she resides with her husband. She currently works on configuring and managing our salesforce applications. She has also worked as a salesforce intern at IFPeople, Atlanta. She loves music and is being professionally trained in Indian classical music. She also enjoys cooking and travelling.

Claudia Kirkpatrick-Just

Claudia Kirkpatrick-Just

Claudia studied at the University of Wisconsin - Madison where she obtained her Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering. During her time at the University of Wisconsin, Claudia also obtained her Certificate in Engineering for Energy Sustainability through which she discovered her passion for sustainability and green building. In her spare time, Claudia enjoys hiking, cooking, yoga, dog sitting, cheering on the Green Bay Packers and volunteering for Water for Humans.

Susan Peacock

Susan Peacock

Susan Peacock: born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. I started learning Spanish when I was six years old. I have continued to study and learn for twelve years and enjoy speaking and writing in the language whenever I can. I currently live in Eureka, California with my husband of twenty-six years. We have two children in college and are really looking forward to their graduations in 2010 and 2011. I will be one of the mouthpieces for Stan and Rick as we implement the water purification systems in Oaxaca.

Luis Saga

Luis Saga

Luis joined Water for Humans in 2010, with a strong conviction and commitment to supporting the development of the organization and to accomplishing its vision. Luis is a passionate and dynamic individual, committed to social balance and sustainability. He is interested in implementing innovative approaches to business and organizational development. He is deeply engaged with the regional Hispanic community and will encourage its participation to develop a synergistic relationship with our organization.

Luis is a native of Mexico City, and has a B.S. in marine sciences from UABC. He has advanced his education at UW in mass spectrometry, and at UGA in complex carbohydrates. He has devoted over eighteen years of his life to biotech research as a protein chemist, and is currently working as an analytical scientist in Seattle. He is co-founder and board member of SAJUG, a statistics educational organization. He has invested over ten years in real state, refurbishing former residential properties to provide housing in the region. His latest venture, over the last two years, has been the promotion of nutrition and well-being through the development of a catering organization. Its goal is to introduce affordable, healthy and delicious food to our community. He believes in the importance of clean water and sustainable social systems to create organic synergy in our health and environment. As Luis continues supporting the development of Water for Humans, he will continue his support in the promotion of the global health effort.

Sneha Shetty

Sneha Shetty

Sneha has a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. She worked as an Engineer/Technologist in GE aviation, India prior to her move to North Carolina. She currently supports the engineering team at Water for Humans. She enjoys swimming, travelling and being around nature.

Marni Siegal

Marni Siegal

Marni Siegal has eight years professional experience as a medical interpreter/translator and ten years experience working in the non-profit sector. She earned a bachelor's degree in Spanish Literature from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a minor in Women's Studies and a focus in Religious Studies. She currently spends her time raising her son, teaching yoga classes and enjoying the great outdoors of Colorado.

Alex Stein

Alex Stein

Alexander Stein graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in American History. After college he spent time living in Spain where he taught English to children and learned Spanish. Alex left Spain to begin working at an immigration law firm in Minneapolis, MN as a bilingual legal assistant where he primarily represented clients from Latin America and Africa. Alex received his master’s degree in International Relations, Security and Development from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2014. His thesis, entitled “A 21st Century Conflict: Brazil’s Hydroelectric Plans for the Amazon Forest and Human Security of Indigenous Amazon Tribes”, focused on the debate between economic development of the Amazon forest through dams and its effect on water quality within Amazonian communities.

Alex's interests in water rights and helping others has lead him to Water for Humans, where he hopes to help raise awareness for communities suffering from instability and poverty.

TJ Sundssvold

TJ Sundsvold, MPH

Ms Sundsvold has a long standing interest in water and sanitation, humanitarian aide and food security issues. She worked as a virologist for several years before completing her master of public health degree at Tulane University School of Public Health. Currently she is a research coordinator for the University of Washington and a volunteer for Water for Humans. She will assist the organization in conducting needs assessments, health analyses and the development of a monitoring and evaluation plan for their project in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Cecilia Vanin

Cecilia Vanin

M. Cecilia Vanin, Director, Administration and Technology, John Tracy Clinic (Los Angeles, CA), is responsible for the development and maintenance of effective procedures, controls and reports by ensuring the smooth operation of Administrative functions including facilities, reception desk, maintenance, janitorial services, and information systems. Ms. Vanin also oversees and produces all materials and information related to the Board of Directors, including meetings, schedules and record keeping, as well as work in close relationship with the Chief Financial Officer to ensure that all accounting, financial and benefits information are followed. She has been working at the Clinic since 1993 in various capacities. She was recently promoted to Director of Administration & Technology, after serving as Director of Technology for 11 years and as Network Administrator for the previous 6 years. Ms. Vanin received her Microsoft Systems Engineer and Product Specialist certificates after winning a full Microsoft scholarship in 1996. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language from the Argentine Catholic University in Buenos Aires.

 

 
 

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