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 Portland, Oregon.

Millie Wanjohi
Volunteer

Millie was a teacher at St. Paul’s Primary School and taught many of our sponsored students before she retired in 2017. She provides support in Kenya that enables WSI to function.

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 Masters in Public Health from George Washington University, and a medical degree from Oregon Health Science University in 2019.  She works as a physician 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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