Ali Kukovich is a junior at Wittenberg University where she is pursuing a double major in Political Science and International Science with a double minor in French and Africana and Diaspora Studies. For her minor she embarked on a service trip to Lesotho in the Summer of 2014. She has since returned for a research project inspired by said service trip to bring nutrition supplements to the malnourished children of Lesotho that has so far brought 45,000 meals to rural districts of Lesotho with the help of Packaway Hunger. In her free time, she enjoys playing rugby for Wittenberg's rugby club, reading, traveling and exploring the DC area.
Yohan Senarath is a second year graduate student of the Masters of Science in Foreign Service Program at Georgetown University concentrating in Global Politics and Security and completing a Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies. He has previously worked for the Sri Lankan Permanent Mission to the UN in New York, the American Jewish Committee Office in Washington DC and the Permanent Observer of the Caribbean Community to the UN in New York. Yohan also has field experience working on Peace and Conflict issues having worked for the National Peace Council in Sri Lanka. He graduated magna cum laude from Clark University double majoring in Political Science and History. At Clark, Yohan was an active member of the university’s Model UN team.
Bridget Stenger is a senior at Hope College (Holland, Michigan) pursuing a B.A. in Business Management and International Studies. She is passionate about refugee resettlement, economic empowerment, peaceful conflict resolution and effective management, both on an international and a local level. Bridget enhanced her understanding of these issues through her study abroad in Rwanda and the Dominican Republic. At Hope College, she has been the president of Alpha Phi Omega (a national coed service fraternity) and the Union of Catholic Students, where she focused on community involvement and organizational development. Bridget has also worked for various law firms, non-profits, think tanks and as a consultant on projects for Herman Miller and a Moldovan microfinancing organization. In the future, she intends to continue traveling with a career in diplomacy or human rights.