Dianna is a student at Bloomsburg University. In December 2016, Dianna will be graduating with a dual major in Business Management and Marketing with a minor in Political Science. After graduating, Dianna hopes to stay in Washington D.C. and work on gaining her masters. She is very excited to intern with the Sindhi Foundation and see where this experience will take her.
Julia Dexter is a student from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York, but is originally from Harvard, Massachusetts. She studies Political Science with a concentration in International Relations and Public Policy. She focuses on American foreign policy and Middle Eastern politics. Eventually, she would like to go to law school and become an International Human Rights Lawyer. Outside of academics, she is a coxswain on the men’s varsity rowing team at Hobart. She is excited to advocate for human rights and protection from religious extremism for the Sindhi People.
Ryan Montbleau is a student at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and is originally from Pelham, New Hampshire. As a History major and Peace Studies minor, Ryan plans to focus in human rights advocacy, policy, and law. After college, Ryan would like to serve in the Peace Corps and eventually become an International Human Rights lawyer. As of the moment, he is excited to be a part of the Sindhi Foundation and is committed to working hard to help the organization accomplish its goals.
Tram Nguyen is a student at Stetson University in Florida with a major in Economics. She is also enrolled in the Institute of Economics and International Affairs with a DC Internship Program for the summer. Being exposed to the impoverished population, Tram is passionate about helping and creating opportunities for others, especially for those who are disadvantaged. Previously, she volunteered teaching English to Thai students in the rural areas, and currently, she is actively volunteering at a food pantry in Deland, Florida. Tram is also an executive member in an organization at her school called Asian Pacific American Coalition which promotes Asian culture and advocates for the Asian community. She joins the Sindhi Foundation looking forward to learning about Sindh, its people, and wanting to contribute to the organization’s mission in bringing attention to Sindhi community.
María Natalia Galindo is a student at Externado University with a major on Government and International Relations from Colombia. She also enrolled with American University Washington Semester Program for two consecutive semesters, in the Global Economics & Business concentration in Washington, DC. While she was studying she had the opportunity of being part of the African studies department doing research and helping in the construction of several articles. In that time, she was also an assistant teacher of Foreign Policy Analysis. This experience helped her developed organizational skills, the ability of multitasking and meeting multiple deadlines. As a student of government, she is fascinated with economic developing projects as well as social programs defending civil rights. That’s why she is enrolled in Sindhi Foundation advocating for the Sindhi people.
Elena Oscarovna Fernandez is a student from Colombia. She is enrolled in Externado University with a major in Economics and also she is studying at American University in Washington, DC focusing on Global Economics and Business. She is interested in international economic development, protection of human rights and sustainable development. Previously, she has worked as a member of the editorial board in a student journal where she had to revise and edit academic articles. Moreover, as a communications director she learned how to promote a brand and use data bases. She considered herself as a people person that is why she is a team member of Sindhi Foundation and advocating for the Sindhi people.
Alexander Sanford is a student and Hobart and William Smith colleges in Geneva, New York, but comes from Chattanooga, Tennessee. At the colleges, he is a double major in International Relations, focusing on security and diplomacy, and Asian Studies, focusing on Northeast Asia, with a minor is History. He has traveled and studied abroad in both Japan and Korea. Outside academics, he is part of the varsity rowing team. Alex is excited to join the Sindhi Foundation and contribute to the efforts of the organization.
Natasha Mophuting attends Northern Arizona University in the International Affairs program and has indeed proved that anything is possible and embraces the fact that she may be young in the career field of development but brings many ideas to the table. Travelling requires networking and luckily with her international exposure with various countries is exactly what she does. It may be about whom you know, but one aspect we tend to forget is that networking is also about who knows us. Many people want to help others but what makes her different are her actions performed to achieve common tasks; donating is one thing but approaching the adolescent and making them feel welcome and secure, is a way to maintain a cycle of reliance and reassurance.
Anuja Mohapatra is a senior at Baylor Universit in Waco, Texas where she is pursuing a degree in International Studies with a minor in Environmental Science. She is passionate about international development, human rights and sustainability issues. In the past, she has worked with International Justice Mission to advocate against human trafficking and campaigned for an MP in the UK Parliament. She is excited to be one of the founding interns with the Sindhi Foundation and advocating for the Sindhi people.