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About Us

Four Friends and a Satellite Dish

In 1998, four college friends had a shared idea to connect young people around the world in real time on the Internet, and let them share their stories with one another.

Soon they were crossing borders with backpacks stuffed with laptop computers, video cameras, and satellite communications equipment. They visited classrooms in Rwanda, Sudan, Iraq, and Syria, and gave students a platform to share their lived experiences and hopes and dreams for the future.

Global Nomads Group was born.

Next Generation Nomads

A quarter-century later, Global Nomads Group continues to support and uplift youth to impact the issues that most directly affect them and their communities.

We provide digital safe spaces where youth participants can create informative content, collaborate with one another, share their stories, and lead their own conversations.

In the process, they question preconceived notions, break down stereotypes, and discuss pressing social issues with clear-eyed purpose and urgency.

Our Team

Our staff are committed to supporting youth to become the global thinkers and leaders our world needs for meaningful and lasting social change.

Christine Goussous

Director of Global Partnerships, Jordan

Courtney Welsh

Chief Executive Officer, United States

Elizabeth Knowles

Chief Operating Officer, United States

Layan Kousayeh

Community Manager, Jordan

Martha Doherty

Programs Coordinator, United Kingdom

Mays Owaynat

Programs Assistant, Jordan

Nicole Goggin

Senior Director of Programs, United States

Oluwaseun Kayode

Program Success Manager, Nigeria

Sandra Stein, PhD

Chief of Programs & Learning, United States

Stephanie Hernandez

Event & Individual Giving Manager, United States

Tenzing Sherpa

Operations Assistant, United States

Thomas Bell

Director of Technology, United Kingdom