Are you seeking an opportunity to make an impact on the world? Interested in improving the field of education? We are looking for individuals to help us enhance kids’ resilience, through development of and advocacy for Social Emotional Learning (SEL) tools. We have volunteer opportunities for people from every field and background.

We have 9 unique departments, each with a specific role:

  • Information Technology 
  • Outreach  
  • Marketing & Advertising 
  • Curriculum Development
  • Human Resources
  • Strategy & Planning
  • Self Governance & Compliance 
  • Finance & Accounting

A few open positions include:

  • Social Media Research Associate
  • Content Writer
  • Grant Writer
  • Outreach Manager
  • IT Department Project Manager
  • Marketing/advertising Manager
  • Fundraising Manager
  • And many more

UNIVERSITIES

Rose Cardarelli, Ed.D.:

Rose is a humanitarian and educator who serves to bridge the education gap for displaced refugee and migrant children and underserved communities around the globe. Her work has two main components: 1) improving access to education and educational resources; 2) developing community efforts that foster knowledge, children’s education and wellbeing, adaptability in crisis, teacher and provider development, resource development and innovation, with social justice, inclusion and mentorship in mind. She has a diverse background in international affairs, operational management, leadership, and sustainable development. Rose has firsthand experience in the power of learning, civil society development and the crisis/post-crisis nexus. Her core expertise is in program development, education within humanitarian and refugee situations, healthcare responses, human security, and international affairs; specializing in the creation of strategies that lead to enhanced performance, long-term impact, and sustainable outcomes. She has served in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean.

Love Gaillard, M.S.W.:

Love Gaillard is an experienced Social Worker, Keynote Speaker, and facilitator with a demonstrated history of working in the education industry (PreK-high school). She is particularly skilled in Social Emotional Learning, Special Education, Group Therapy, Community Outreach, and Case Management. She has additional certificates in supervision from Kean and Rutgers Universities. Love is also the founder of Project L.O.V.E., which teaches educators and parents to bring S.E.L. to the children in their lives.

David Alexander, PhD:

David Alexander is a licensed psychologist who specializes in providing psychotherapy to children, teens, adults, couples, and families at the Tampa Bay Center for Relational Psychology. His areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, relationship distress, grief, and trauma. He also has a special interest in promoting emotional literacy, which is part of what fuels his passion for supporting our organization.

Kelly Kigar:

Kelly Kigar, PsyS. is a school psychologist with expertise in Social Emotional Learning and significant behavioral differences. Mrs. Kigar achieved her bachelor’s degree in Psychology in just three years from Bowling Green State University. She earned her master’s degree and specialist degree in School Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. She has gone on to complete her post-master’s certification in Applied Behavior Analysis. Mrs. Kigar facilitates trainings for adult learners including emotional regulation and crisis de-escalation. She has worked across settings to affect meaningful change for children and adolescents, including public and private schools,virtual schools, juvenile detention, and residential facilities. Mrs. Kigar has combined her passion for SEL with her strong background in assessment and intervention development while in her current role as Behavior Interventionist for students in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Most recently, Mrs. Kigar partnered with NFL football player, Chris Wormley, to create a wellness campaign targeting Social Emotional Learning and physical health. The Muscle and Mind Fit Challenge created a dialogue about mental health and wellness that was picked up across several media outlets and saw nationwide participation.

Robin Elliot:

Robin Elliott, Ed.D. is currently the Director of Sanford Programs at Long Island University in Brooklyn. In this role, she supports the training and implementation of Sanford Harmony Social Emotional Learning Program within schools and after school organizations in the Tri-State Region. Dr. Elliott provides weekly professional development sessions on Social Emotional Learning and strategies to increase cultural competencies for educators and youth development facilitators. Additionally, she is an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Education at Touro College in Manhattan, New York. Dr. Elliott has over 26 years of teaching and administration experience in New York City and South Carolina. Prior to her position at Long Island University, she managed Sanford Programs at National University and Touro College. She was the founding Special Education Coordinator at Harbor Science and Arts Charter School in East Harlem, New York from 2003-2011. Her passion is supporting the emotional intelligence of educators, families and students, with an emphasis on those affected by poverty and adverse childhood experiences. Her most recent qualitative research titled Factors that influence the Retention of Urban, Hispanic Male Graduates is in publication.

Sierra French:

 Sierra is a school teacher with experience working with high risk students who have a history of expulsion due to behavioral problems, which includes violence. She holds a masters degree in Secondary English Education, possesses a strong understanding of what causes youth violence, and what is needed to teach self-control, empathy, emotional intelligence, and social skills.

Maegan Griffin:

 Maegan is a technical writer with fourteen years of experience in research, writing, and managing confidential information. She is a proud mom and devoted wife who understands the importance of helping others. Maegan possesses a tremendous devotion to reading and writing. Her goals are to lead by example and improve the quality of life by developing educational tools which facilitate impactful experiences.

M. Lisa Shasteen:

 Lisa is a practicing attorney, co-founder and CEO of Shasteen & Percy, P.A. She previously served as General Counsel for an international investment and merchant bank focused on digital and technology companies with $3 billion under management and 17 offices worldwide. Lisa was also a member of the Board of Directors of the International institute of Communications based in London, England, with membership spanning over 150 countries. Lisa is a mentor to seven young adults and has personally and professionally applied Social Emotional Learning tools to improve the lives of others.

Madison Sasser:

 Madison is a pre-law student who is determined to create the change she wants to see in the world. Passionate about finding the solutions to the core problems that impact peoples daily lives, she is investing her time and efforts into improving education, promoting social-emotional learning, and empowering students with the resources they need to prosper in a competitive world.

Javier Garcia:

 Javier holds a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership, is a battle tested veteran, father of three with a passion for helping others. He serves at US Central Command (CENTCOM) for the US military and possesses strong leadership skills, analytical and problem-solving skills, a strong work ethic, and exceptional communication skills.

John Fay:

 John is a concerned parent who previously served as the Executive Director of the International CardiOncology Society of North America. He has twenty-five years of experience managing employees, developing and motivating teams, managing budgets and operations. He previously managed a seven million dollar retail organization, and has experience in non-profit, business to business, and business to consumer sectors. John is a strong advocate of Social Emotional Learning programs and is determined to see a program adopted by every school in the United States.

Diana Fay:

 Diana has fifteen years of business management experience, leading teams, managing budgets, and growing organizations. She is a mother of two and possesses a passion for improving education.

Paoli Rosario:

 Paoli is a research manager, currently exploring topics in sociology and English. She contributes content which directly impacts the foster care system and has a deep passion for bettering the program for the children currently in the system. 

Karina Herrera: 

 With a passion for reading, writing, and technology, Karina plans to develop apps and devices that will make literacy education more accessible to young people around the world. One of Karina’s greatest beliefs is that children are the future and this is what motivates her when researching and writing age-specific content. She has volunteered in programs such as the Promise Love Foundation, which aids in the adoption process and OASIS, which provides clothing to children and adolescents.

Richard Tubbs:

 Richard is a tech-minded individual with experience in the avionics & automotive fields, working with computer software, and computer hardware. Currently a student of Computer Science at St Pete College, his passion as a Software Engineer helps to develop high-quality interactive systems.

Current Staff

NameTitle
Aarushi GautamIT
Aashka PatelGrant Manager
Absalaam ThomasCustomer Service Director
Adam GaddisVR Game developer
Adesola OrogadeGrant Writer
Adil AhsanQuality Inspector
Aditya MathurVR Game Developer
Ahsan Sagheer Cybersecurity Manager
Aidah IslamWeb development Engineer
Akhil PatilGrant Manager
Albert TranFinance Intern
Alethea (Thea) WongCurriculum Design Manager
Alex StevensSoftware Developer
Ali PetersGrant Manager
Alpesh YadavSoftware Developer
Alyssa SpencerActor
Aman JainContent Writer
Amanda WedelVideo Editor
Amy HaProject Manager
Anaida I. Ruiz-LeonContent Writer
Ananiya DenekeGame VR Developer
Anna EverettSoftware Engineer
Annie WangFinancial Analyst
Anthony BoveVideo Editor
Anushka HebbarGrant Manager
Anyas KellermannCopy Writer
Archana SoniInvestment Grant Manager
Areeba HasanWeb Developmet Intern
Ashley AcciusIntern
Ashley BondProject Manager / Onboarding Manager
Audrey WashingtonTBD
Austin LeeAffiliate Outreach Manager
Ayush JainIntern
Ben BlutsteinInvestment Program Manager
Ben saizGrant Writer
Beonka ChildersRecruiter, Onboarding, Training
Bianca BertonciniContent Writer
Bilal AmoduContent Writer
Bing ZhangPublic Relations Associate
Brandon Burhans-IskraGaming Audio Manager
Brendon PapowK-12 Outreach Manager
Brian FangSoftware Developer
Briana TismeVideo Editor
Brianna DetamoreGrant Writer
Bridget ZebellGraphic Design Intern
Brittany AtkinsContent Writer
Cameron CunninghamVR Game Developer
Camille CapiliResearch Manager
Carl Hernandez-StoppAudio Editor
Carol DuongArtist
Catherine MathewsProject Manager
Charvi SunkaraAudio Exercise PROJECT MANGER
Chelsea CheungFinance Intern
Chenbin YuGrant manager
Cheng ChenProject Manager
Chisom IzuchukwuIT Project Manager
Chris ObesoVR Game Developer
Christian BattisteCyberSecurity Analyst
Chung Fat Wong - MichaelPublic Relations Associate
Clarissa ChanContent Writer
Cody CapelContent Writer
Cole O'HalloranCyber Security Manager
Colin HillSecretary
Cristhian Goicoechea Finance Intern
Daniel SaraivaPublic Relation Manager
Danielle SmithIT Director & Game Development Team Leader
David LowdermilkDirector of Self Governance & Compliance
Deana DieujusteGraphic Designer
Deborah ColindresArt Manager
Delaney Berens Live Action Video PROJECT MANGER
Dhiraja MyneniApp Developer
Diana FayPresident
Dominique ProthroHuman Resources Manager
Eleanor DongContent writer
Eli CohenInformation Technology Intern
Elizabeth BerkowitzComic Strip Writer
Emma SunseriCurriculum Development Project Manager
Erin GrassOutreach Manager
Erin MoloneyContent Writer
Erin VogelEditor
Eriola AyoOutreach Manager
Farrah RahmanMobile App Developer
Fernanda TioCopy Writer
Francesca AnthonyGraphic Designer
Gabriel Laverghetta PC Game Developer
Galilee SamsonGrant Writer
Gayathridevi ChithambaramSoftware Developer
Gerald AnthonyVR Game Developer
Grace YuSEL Professionals Outreach Manager
Gustavo Del CastilloCartoon Video Animator
Hailey FuchsContent Writer
Hailey MartinSpanish translator
Hanna MuseContent Writer + Yoast
Hannah HuangMandarin Translator
Harley PomperDirector of Curriculum Development
Helen Hee Youn LeeHuman Resources Manager
Hongjun ZhangFinancial Analyst
Ila RoseContent Writer
Isa LeeGame VR Developer
Isabella KieneDirector of Strategy and Planning
Jacob LentzDirector of Research & Development
Jacqueline HinesCopy Writer
Jakob ContiFinance Associate
Jakob OlafssonCurriculum Development One to One Manager
Jasmine JumpOutreach Manager
Jason BunnVR Advisor
Jason EpsteinVideo Editor
Javier GarciaTreasurer
Jeremiah ZaeskeEditor
Jerry LoveAudio Editor PROJECT MANAGER
Jiacheng CaiGrant Writer
Joaceline Francois Content Writer
Joanna HuangSoftware Engineer
John FayExecutive Director
John Tomasic Investment Video Editor
Jonathan WangIntern
Jose OrtizSELENA Connections Project Manager
Joshua ChoiProject Manager
Joshua OwensVR game developer
Juan RiveraUnity Development Advisor
Juana Soto MoralesContent Writer
Justin MeduriAudio Editor
KadeemActor
Kaitlyn MurrayCopy Writer
Kara FultonGrant Manager
Karla Galue ColmenaresGame Developer
Karnik AswaniDatabase Intern
Katie ShoresGraphic Designer
Kavita RambharoseContent Writer and Actor
Keilani SayosFinance Intern
Kenna MaurisakVideo Editor
Kesin ZimmermanGrant Manager
Kevin GirjanandSoftware Engineer
Kiara CandelarioDatabase Manager
Kiera EaganInteractive Curriculum Manager
Kyden PayneTeam Leader (Comic Writer) / Research
Kyle JohnstonData Analyst/Statistician
Kyle LeonInformation Technology Intern
Laila SchulzContent Writer
Lam KuntachaWeb Developer/Designer
Lila GormanTBD
Lu PengFinance Intern
Lucas CastroWeb Designer
Lucas RendellVR Game Developer
Lucia AcevesGraphic Designer
Luis HernandezIntern
M. Ishtiaque KhanWeb Developer Intern
Madison FishmanOutreach Manager
Maegan GriffinDirector of Grant Funding
Makayla ThomasLegislative Outreach Manager
Marco BrescianiWeb Designer/Developer
Maria Jose ParedesGrant Manager
Maria SolnyshkinaSEL Professionals Team Leader
Marthea Vann-ScottContent Writer
Martin WilliamsCybersecurity Specialist
Mary McElreeVideo Editor
Matthew KelleyContent Writer Intern
Matthew KulkaVR Game Developer
Matthew RosatoContent Writer
Matthew SkeltonPC Game Developer
Max LandisAudio Editor
Max ZhangProject Manager
Maya FordSpanish Translator
Mayara Correa BonamichiSocial Media Manager
Megan SmaldoneContent Writer
Meghana NelluriCopy Writer
Melanie VallejosAssistant Human Resources Director
Michelle LowAssessments PROJECT MANGER
Mingyang SunGrant Manager
Mitchell LeeProject Manager
Mitzi MedrudHuman Resources Manager
Mohammad Aatifullah KuraishiMobile Application Developer
Mohammad MomeniMobile App Developer
Nabeel AhmedGame developer
Nadir Al KharusiArabic Translator
Naomi WelikalaSpanish Translator
Naren AlluriSoftware Developer
Nathan SaedDirect Sales PROJECT MANAGER
Nathaniel KnoxVR Game Development
Neha ArvinthFocus Group Manager
Nhat Quang LeProject Manager
Nhi PhanCartoon Video Editor
Nicholas BlakelyFinance Intern
Nicholas RudolphSoftware Engine
Nicole WilsonGrant Writer
Noelis SanchezGrant Writer
Nupoor PhadkeIllustrator
Pat VaidosResearch and Development
Phillip VoMobile App Developer
Phuong Ngoc Nam LeProject Manager
Princess GonzalezGraphic Designer
Rachel SchaalSoftware Engineer
Rawan AlhindiSoftware Developer
Rayshawn RichardsonGrant Manager
Rebeka AncevskiMarketing & Advertising Director
Renise BleckContent Writer
Richard FarrenVoice Over Actor
Robert KnappLanguages PROJECT MANAGER
Roberta MardisBlog + Newsletter PROJECT MANAGER
Roberta Sarkodee-AdooContent Writer
Robin ElliottBoard of Advisors
Rohit BaruaAI Software Engineer
Roxy SawyerLegislative Outreach Team Member
Ryan BharathCybersecurity Analyst
Ryan PauleyGrant Manager
Saad AnwerGame Developer
Sadiya Ovaino IdrisOutreach Manager
Sakshi NandaStrategy and Planning Manager
Samuel ListerArtist Intern
Sana SyedDatabase Manager
Sanikaa ThakurdesaiHuman Resource Intern
Sanjana NarayananGov't & Compliance Manager
Saskia Larsen Training Videos voice Actor - Audio Exercises
Saurav SinghApp Developer
Shruti KumarCartoon Video Project Manager
Sierra FrenchDirector of Teacher Engagement
Simon ChaVideo Editor
Simridhi GaindTBD
Skyler DanleyCompliance Manager
Soh Rim ParkMarketing Manager
Solomon GodeboData Analyst
Spencer SkubicArt Manager
Steve CarchiDatabase Manager
Sunanda SaravanakumarFinance Intern
Tanmay ChhimwalSoftware Developer
Tanya VelazquezPublic Relations Manager
Ta'Sean Alan BakerCyberSecurity Analyst
Thomas McGuiganSoftware Developer
Tony CaoPhysics Engineer
Tye HernandezDirector of Outreach
Vaidas PeckusAIMEE App Dev & Audio Editing
Vivaan ShahGrant Manager
Wesley Martin WilsonVideo Editor
William de MeloHuman Resources Manager
Wilson Pinales TejedaApp Developer
Wing Yin Luk (Judy)Content Writer and Chinese Translator
Xiaoya ZhaiGrant Writer
Xinyun(Emma) YeGrant Writer
Yennhi Nguyen Finance Associate
Yilin ChenCartoon Artist
Ying ZengGrant Writer
Yujie JiangUI designer
Zeerak ChishtiDirector of Finance & Accounting
Zeyuan ZhangRecuiter
Zhiyuan GaoFinance Associate
Zoe LittleContent Writer

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