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Mohab Elmandouh

With a background in marketing and advertising across various sectors, Mohab transitioned to social impact in 2016, co-founding a startup to empower young photographers. Prior to joining the team, he led Marketing and Communications for a social enterprise, where he focused on creating opportunities for marginalized groups. Outside of work, Mohab enjoys travel, cultural exploration, and beach relaxation.

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Sarah Hasan

Sarah, driven by a belief in the power of empathy, leverages her language expertise cultivated through four years of volunteering, including with Global Nomads Group. With a rich background in youth empowerment, a commitment to positive impact, and an eagerness for collaborative learning, Sarah is dedicated to fostering innovative and effective solutions.

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Pedro Antonino Mora

Pedro, a Chicago native now in Mexico, is a linguist and advocate. With a master’s in French and Francophone Studies, he supports migrants, volunteers, and fosters educational interventions. Pedro is passionate about language learning, international exchanges, and advancing Mexico-U.S. relations.

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Kat McIntosh

Kat, a neurodivergent activist from Trinidad and Tobago, is a peer support specialist with expertise in trauma-informed care. Proudly Black-Caribbean, queer and invisibly disabled, Kat advocates for historically excluded communities and is excited to support youth designers in creating a world that embraces their unique narratives.

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Felisha Martin

With almost two decades of experience in education, Felisha has worn various hats, including teacher, counselor, academic director, school director, and customer success manager for two EdTech companies. Based in Croatia, she is an avid traveler with a love for nature and family time, holding Canadian and Maltese roots.

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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 nine 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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