Team

Leadership

Rachel Godin
Think Tank Manager  

Rachel holds an MA in International Politics and Human Rights from City, University of London and a BSc in Broadcast Journalism from Kent State University. Her background consists of print and broadcast journalism, public relations, digital communications and advocacy leadership positions. 

Rachel drives research output and develops partnerships. She is passionate about providing research that influences policy and is passionate about contributing to programmes that give students the tools they need to solve major problems so that no learner is overlooked.

 

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

 

Sana Al-Buanain
2017/18 Research Fellow

Sana Al-Buainain lives in Doha, Qatar and is the Founder of The Journey LLC, a coaching social enterprise, which helps graduates and women entrepreneurs to reach their highest potential in entrepreneurship and develop an authentic career and lifestyle. She is passionate about travelling, international music, guitar, dancing, emerging in cross-cultural experiences, and having friends all over the globe. She is currently doing research on entrepreneurial skills for our programs.

 

 

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.

 

 

Benjamin Lee
2017/18 Research Fellow

Benjamin is passionate about equality in educational opportunities and what drives him to be a fellow with Professors Without Borders. He is pursuing his BSc in Actuarial Sciences at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). His hobbies include hiking around the globe, basketball, and ultimate Frisbee. He is doing research on the inequality of education financing within countries.

 

 

 

Catherine Stickney
2017/18 Research Fellow

Catherine has completed her MA in International Development from Richmond, The American International University in London and holds a BA in International Relations from California State University, Chico. Catherine conducted an internship with Professors Without Borders in 2017 where she contributed significantly to our research agenda. She is currently leading the project on women and education in the developing world.

 

 

 

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.