Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Contact us at info@worldscholarshipinitiative.org

Tom Bode
President
tom@worldscholarshipinitiative.org

Tom volunteered at St. Paul’s Primary School from October 2012 to June 2013 where he taught 7th grade math. He is motivated to provide the top students of that school with an opportunity to take control of their life through a high-quality secondary school education. He works as a lawyer in Salem, Oregon.

Millie Wanjohi
Kenya Country Director

Millie is a teacher at St. Paul’s Primary School and was the homeroom teacher for many of our sponsored students. She (and her family) do all of the on-the-ground work necessary for WSI to function. They pay the school fees, help students purchase required supplies, explain the program to students and their families, and provide guidance and advice to the students and the WSI Board. Without their hard work, WSI would not exist.

Katie Cobb
Vice President
katie@worldscholarshipinitiative.org

Katie volunteered at the Provincial General Hospital in Nakuru Kenya from October 2012 to June 2013. She earned a bachelors degree from the University of Oregon, a Masters in Public Health from George Washington University, and is currently a medical student at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon.

Tony Mecum
Secretary
tony
@worldscholarshipinitiative.org

Tony graduated from the University of Oregon. He worked as a middle school science teacher at LW Beecher Magnet Middle School in New Haven, Connecticut for two years with Teach for America. He earned a Masters in Forestry from Yale School of Forestry in 2015 and currently works as a forester for the New York City Parks Department.

Ruby Buchholtz
Member at Large
ruby@worldscholarshipinitiative.org

Ruby brings to our group passion for our cause, talent, ambition, and her experience serving in Peace Corps in the Philippines. A native of Eugene, Oregon, Ruby earned degrees at the University of Oregon and Portland State University.  She currently works as a Riverkeeper for Tualatin Riverkeepers.

 

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