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Nour Shtayyeh

Nour joined Global Nomads Group as a Partnerships Coordinator, where she reaches out to prospective program participants and conducts research on recruitment strategies and new market entries. She previously worked as a researcher and writer in the humanitarian field and currently tries to combine her training as a cultural anthropologist to ensure an inclusive and intercultural approach to recruitment processes.

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Brian Paintsil

Brian builds and maintains Global Nomads Group’s technology infrastructure and educational applications. A lifelong computer enthusiast and veteran of the hospitality and ecommerce industries, he now works to ensure reliable access to software solutions for educators and youth participants around the world.

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Cindy Macedo

Cindy brings a passion for language instruction and cultural exchange to Global Nomads Group, where she connects schools, educators, and learners in the United States and Mexico. Originally trained as a social studies teacher, she holds English teaching certificates from Hunter College and Cambridge English.

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Janelle Cooper

Janelle is a longtime global nomad, having lived in eight different countries and worked as an English-language teacher in Haiti, Italy, Senegal, and South Korea. Janelle applies her unique experience navigating linguistic and cultural differences to her professional work in international marketing and communications.

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Katie Cox

Katie joined Global Nomads Group’s Content Creation Lab with fifteen years of experience in research, teaching, and curriculum development in higher education, non-profit, and community settings. She holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California, Irvine, where her work focused on the use of community-led science in environmental justice advocacy.

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Christine Goussous

Christine began her career with Global Nomads Group as a community associate. She spent time as a partnerships manager at Humanitas Technologies, where she worked on a youth-facing, community improvement mobile app. She then rejoined Global Nomads Group in 2019 and now leads the organization’s recruitment and partnerships initiatives.

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Courtney Welsh

Courtney is a seasoned leader in the public and nonprofit sectors. She was a founding member and Chief Operating Officer of the NYC Leadership Academy, and has consulted for organizations such as the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative and the Aspen Institute. Courtney holds a M.Ed. from Harvard University and an executive level certificate from Columbia Graduate School of Business.

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Elizabeth Knowles

Elizabeth has been with Global Nomads Group since joining as a Programs Consultant in 2014, having previously worked in educational and nonprofit organizations in India, China, Thailand, and Colombia. She brings this international and multicultural experience to her work leading operations, finance, and HR initiatives.

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Martha Doherty

Martha hosts online events and works with youths and educators worldwide. A native of Budapest, she is a graduate of the French Lycée and the University of Manchester and is an avid student of Arabic language and culture. Before joining Global Nomads Group, Martha worked in the south of France as a singer and entertainer and as a language tutor.

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Mays Owaynat

Mays oversees operations and implementation of Global Nomads Group’s online events and courses. Her varied experience has included teaching Arabic to non-native speakers, developing children’s educational and cultural programs, and working in public relations and as an interpreter. She now brings this interpersonal, intercultural approach to a global audience.

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