Tuqa has extensive work experience in nonprofit, technology and education sectors. After serving two years as an AmeriCorps VISTA, she recently began her career in educational technology. Growing up in a family of educators has increased her drive to advocate and inspire through her career and volunteerism. Tuqa graduated from the State University of New York at Oswego with a BA in Public Relations and is currently pursuing her Masters in Information Systems at Touro College.
Dr. Alice Guy Azzaro, CPA, EA (Enrolled Agent), MST, MBA is the founder and owner of Management Accounting and Payroll (MAP) Solutions, LLC in Wellington, FL. She is an advocate for taxpayers through her government and nonprofit work as well as writing and teaching and is especially interested in reducing taxpayer fraud and victimization. She is also the chairperson for a federal advisory committee that advises the IRS on how to better serve taxpayers.
Courtney currently leads WonderSeed’s grant team while living and working in Chicago. She spent three years working in direct service before undertaking a role as a sponsored programs project manager, where she has raised over $40 million of funding for various public health organizations. Courtney is a graduate of Indiana University, and when not at work, you can find her jogging along Lake Michigan or experimenting in the kitchen.
Salwa Sidi Ammi is a former diplomat and political counselor. She has more than seven years of experience in administration, writing, research, reporting, coordination, and government relations from working for her country’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs. She has aspired to work in the non-profit sector because it aligns with her passion for grant writing, fundraising, and dedication to helping others live better lives. Salwa Sidi Ammi holds a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in communication and a master’s degree in international studies and diplomacy. She speaks four languages and enjoys movies, photography, and traveling.
Olga Miočević is a PhD student in Human Development and Family Studies at Iowa State University. She has a background in research on stress physiology, adolescent development, incarcerated and maltreated adolescents, and innovative methods of measuring salivary hormones. Olga teaches human sexuality to college-aged youth, and is passionate about using scientific understanding of adolescence and emerging adulthood in her classroom. She believes that providing youth with appropriate information empowers them to create their own responsible, healthy trajectories. Volunteering with WonderSeed allows Olga to help bridge the gap between research and positive change in communities across the US by writing grants for innovative, meaningful programs for underserved youth.
Stephanie is a volunteer UX designer for The WonderSeed Foundation and a senior at Ohio University. She is leading the design team to redesign and maintain the Foundation’s website and assisting with the design for the mobile app. Majoring in MIS, business analytics, and marketing, Stephanie hopes to become a full-time user experience designer after graduating in May 2020.
As a Data Scientist, she uses analytics to boost our fundraising efforts, measure and monitor the impact of their activities by building predictive models. She discovers insights, patterns and crucial decision-making processes based on the data in the market with the help of programming languages like python and R. She holds an industry experience of 6 years having worked as Oracle Techno functional Consultant atSanmina with a Bachelor’s in computer science and a Micro Degree in Data Science.
Akshaya is a volunteer designer at the WonderSeed Foundation. They are responsible for designing Wiz and creating the preliminary prototypes for WonderSeed's mobile app. An aspiring UX designer, Akshaya is passionate about empowering people with technology. In their free time, Akshaya enjoys drawing and writing.
Jonas is a volunteer content writer at the WonderSeed Foundation and a recent graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, where he majored in Psychology. He manages WonderSeed’s Facebook and Twitter accounts and writes a weekly blog on the Foundation’s website focused on mental health, trauma, and emotional intelligence. Jonas plans to pursue a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy starting in 2021