Team

Leadership

Dr Caroline Varin 
Head of Programs

Caroline holds a PhD in International Relations and an MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics, an LLM in International Law from the Universita di Bologna, Italy and a BA 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.

Mary Sullivan

ThinkTank Projects Manager

Mary received her BA Development Studies from Richmond, the American International University in London. Mary is from Leesburg, Virginia, but has been based in London full time for the past three years. Mary joined the PROWIBO team as an intern in the summer of 2018. Throughout her life, Mary has believed that accessing education and learning opportunities is a fundamental human right. Mary hopes to continue to utilise her work at PROWIBO as an opportunity to learn and explore new dimensions of education policy.

Research Fellows

Njomeza Blakcori

2018/2019 Research Fellow

Njomeza Blakcori s a politics, sociology and eastern studies student at University College London. She started working as an
intern for Professors Without Borders in the fall of 2018.
Njomeza believes that education is an indispensable tool for helping mobilize rural developing communities to enforce positive political change. For this reason she continues to eagerly support and assist the work of PROWIBO.

Samantha Fu

2017/18 Research Fellow

Samantha is currently pursuing an MA 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.

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

2017-2019 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 an MA in 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.

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.

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.