Team

Leadership

Richard Adams
Head of Communications – Staff, Professors Without Borders

Richard is a digital transformation leader with a deep love of and skill set in, creativity, ideation and transforming businesses using the inherent capabilities of emerging technologies. He has been at the cutting edge for over 20 years making a range of services from interactive TV entertainment, games, apps to latterly in big data, predictive systems, health, and culture. Richard has worked around the world in companies as diverse as the RSC, Proximus/Belgacom, Microsoft Studios, Aviva Health, BSkyB, BBC, and others.

A published cited author and public speaker, he has a documented passion for education. He is also a qualified teacher, founded a university department, held a Visiting Professorship, co-founded a college and has at some point taught at every level of the system from 7 to Ph.D. supervision. He is also a Senior Fellow at the University of Lincoln, an FRSA, a member of BAFTA and a member of the Society of Authors.

Dr. Caroline Varin 
Head of Programs

Caroline holds a Ph.D. in International Relations and an M.Sc. in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics, an LL.M. in International Law from the Universita di Bologna, Italy and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania. She has worked as a lecturer, a mentor and a tutor in Europe, the UK, the United States and in Central America. Caroline is passionate about education and finding new ways to stimulate and encourage students.

In addition to pursuing her dreams of making education more accessible to all, Caroline has experience managing projects, organizing conferences and developing communication strategies for a variety of clients and sectors in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. She has also written a number of articles on international security issues and has published three books.

Reseach Fellows

Samantha Fu

2017/18 Research Fellow

Samantha is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to commencing graduate studies, she worked on the analytics team for the 2016 Clinton campaign, as an economic consultant at Cornerstone Research in New York, and earned a Bachelor’s degree from McGill University in Montreal. Her research for Professors without Borders focuses on the link between faculty diversity and student outcomes.

 

 

 

Lina Guáqueta
2018 Research Fellow

Lina is from Bogotá, Colombia where she has participated in a number of social development projects. In the past, she has worked in government, nonprofit and private organisations focused on investing, researching and enhancing Latin American development. She holds an MA in International Relations from Richmond, the American International University in London and a BA in Finance and International Relations from Universidad Externado de Colombia. At Professors Without Borders, she conducts research on the access to higher education in Latin America and the Caribbean

 

 

Chandni Hirani

2017/18 Research Fellow

Chandni is from Nairobi Kenya and is currently pursuing an MSc in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the London School of Economics.  She is the founder of Kilimanjaro Green Energy, a social enterprise that brings solar lighting systems to entrepreneurial communities in Kenya. Her research at Prowibo is focusing on entrepreneurial education in Africa and its link to rural development.

 


Gabriel Inchausti
2017/18 Research Fellow

Gabriel is from Uruguay where he has developed a professional career working in C-Suites for big corporations. He holds a degree in economics from Universidad de la República in Uruguay with a focus on corporate finance strategy including studying at the University of Chicago and LSE. Currently, he is a professor and lecturer at universities in Uruguay and Brazil. His research is in behavioural economics and education.

 

 

Yanoh Jalloh
Research Fellow, Project Coordinator for Professors Without Borders

Yanoh lives in New York City where she teaches at the New York Institute of Technology on community health. She has connections to Sierra Leone having worked for Helen Keller International in Freetown, Sustainable Development in Koinadugu, and research on Ebola in the region. She holds a Master of Public Health from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.  Yanoh was Without Borders’ professor on Community Health and Model United Nations in Sierra Leone in summer 2017.

 

 

 

Samantha Stortz
2017/18 Research Fellow

Samantha has completed her MA in International Development at Richmond, The American International University in London and holds a BA in Politics and International Relations from Kingston University London. She has experience working with women’s empowerment in Peru and conducted an internship with Professors Without Borders in 2017. She is currently leading the project on skills students lack when beginning university.

 

 

 

Mucktarr Raschid
2017/18 Research Fellow

Mucktarr is a civil rights activist and founding member of the Movement for Social Progress, a grassroots Pan African movement in Sierra Leone. He graduated with a BA in General History & Sociology (2013) and a Bachelor of Laws Hons (2017). Mucktarr is an intern with Professors Without Borders.

 

 

 

Angela Haynes

2018 Research Fellow 

Angela Haynes is a Doctoral Researcher at the University of Sussex, currently looking at international volunteering in Africa by healthcare professionals from the African diaspora. Specialising in issues of diversity, inclusion, migration, human rights and civil society capacity building, Angela worked for several international NGOs – including Minority Rights Group International, HelpAge International, Plan International UK, and BOND – for over twenty years. In addition to training development professionals in these issues, she has also lectured on gender in the Caribbean; African and Caribbean communities; and civil society organisations at several UK universities including the University of North London, Birkbeck College, Sussex University and Regent’s University.