Our Team

Who we are

We believe that education is a human right for all. We are a team of dedicated volunteers and leaders committed to implementing Seeds of Empowerment programs to bring access and quality of learning for the world's hardest to reach. We are a diverse group working together from across 25 countries to leverage our skills and our shared passion to make a difference in the lives of underserved communities around the world.

Meet Our Founder

Dr. Paul Kim is the Chief Technology Officer and Assistant Dean of the Graduate School of Education. He joined Stanford in 2001. An education technology entrepreneur, Paul leads initiatives involving the design of learning technologies, educational research, and community development. In 2009, Paul founded Seeds of Empowerment, as a non-profit global education incubator for social innovations leveraging mobile technologies.

Meet our Executive Team

Charlie Chung

Chief Executive Officer

Claudia Munoz Reyes

Chief Strategy Officer

Natalia Olij

Chief Development Officer

Grace Kim

Chief Organization Officer

Advisors

  • Alayna Buckner
  • Tina Hong
  • Nari Kim
  • Claudia Olaciregui

Meet our Volunteer Team

Business Development

  • Stephanie Soares Ferreira

    Project Lead
  • Sawyer Edward Bryce Altman

    Project Lead

Field Operations and Technology

  • Juengah (June) Kim

    Principal Project Lead
  • Pamela Levine

    Principal Project Lead
  • Sunmi Seol

    Principal Project Lead
  • Noah Freedman

    Project Associate
  • Alvin Kim

    Project Associate
  • Elisabete Pires

    Project Assistant
  • Marc Schnau

    Project Assistant
  • Peter (Shiliang) Wang

    Project Assistant
  • Justina Kim

    Webmaster

Marketing and Communications

  • Nataya Boonmark

    Project Associate
  • Kaushik Nagaraj

    Project Assistant
  • Ujjwal Kumar Pathak

    Project Assistant
  • Anastasia Volkova-Duhovic

    Project Assistant
  • Neha Dhyani

    Principal Project Lead
  • Alex Bonk

    Principal Project Lead
  • Maren Goldberg

    Principal Project Lead
  • JoAnne Allen

    Project Assistant
  • Melonnie Manohar

    Project Assistant
  • Meredith McDonald

    Project Assistant
  • Sayyed Muhammad Irfan Raza Naqvi

    Project Assistant

Organization Management

  • Mira Gillet

    Project Associate
  • Kamakshi Duvvuru

    Project Associate
  • Kaveena Balakumar

    Project Assistant
  • Syed Talal Hassan Bukhari

    Project Assistant
  • Chimae Cupschalk

    Project Assistant
  • Yeon Ji Kim

    Project Assistant
  • Chole Sheen

    Project Assistant

Program Development

  • Claudia Munoz Reyes

    Principal Project Lead
  • Ioanna Fergadiotou

    Principal Project Lead
  • James Miller

    Project Associate
  • Anisha Mudaliar

    Project Associate
  • Aaron Sharp

    Project Associate
  • Yi Zhang

    Project Associate
  • Gennesaret Ajuka

    Project Assistant
  • Tito Dimas Atmawijaya

    Project Assistant
  • Amit Bharti

    Project Assistant
  • Kismet El Husseiny

    Project Assistant
  • Karen Page

    Project Assistant
  • Ananth Subramanian

    Project Assistant

Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation

  • Elizabeth Buckner

    Principal Project Lead
  • Eunbae Lee

    Project Associate
  • Donggil Song

    Project Associate
  • Asli Telli Aydemir

    Project Assistant
  • Monita Basu

    Project Assistant
  • Ellen Dong

    Project Assistant
  • Juan Ignacio Fernandez

    Project Assistant
  • Miriam Mahapatra

    Project Assistant
  • Lucas Verra

    Project Assistant