Leadership Team

Our Superheroes

Jose Soto

Executive Director, Interim

Jose is experienced in domestic and international higher education, program coordination, and non-profit operational support, strategic planning, and project development. He holds a BA in International Relations & Affairs from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. Jose is fluent in Spanish and conversant in Mandarine Chinese.

Michele Joseph, MBA

CEO

Michele Joseph attained her MBA in strategy and marketing from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, and her BSc in Biology/Environmental Sciences from Catholic University of America. She taught marketing, public relations, and entrepreneurship to high school, undergraduates and graduate students. At present, she is pursuing her certificate as a Design Thinking facilitator. She has over 15 years of strategy, marketing and branding experience in the public and private sectors. Climate Change Professional certification pending. She resides in Silver Spring, MD.

Ting Huang

Program Lead

Ting Huang attained her BA in Psychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and worked as a research fellow. She focused on online learning and student satisfaction during COVID-19. She is currently a graduate student at Towson University. Ms. Huang is the Program Lead and facilitator for our THINK DESIGN Workshops. She resides in Towson, Maryland.

Jung Hae Chae, MA, MFA

Grant Advisor

Jung has held various development positions including those at Seton Hall University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, the Jersey City Museum and the Jewish Museum in New York City. She obtained her B.S. from Rutgers, M.A. from NYU, and M.F.A. from Southern Illinois University.

Teri Abrahams

Grant Writer

Ting attained her BA in Psychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and was a research fellow focused on online learning and student satisfaction during COVID-19. She is currently a graduate student at Towson University. Ms. Huang is the Program Lead and facilitator for our THINK DEISGN Workshops.

Monica Devamanoharan

Communications Advisor

An architecture major and freelance graphic designer at Howard University. Born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, Christine possesses a drive and motivation to work on projects involving both sustainable development and historic preservation.

Natalia Guo

Strategic Market Lead - Curriculum & Programs

An architecture major and freelance graphic designer at Howard University. Born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, Christine possesses a drive and motivation to work on projects involving both sustainable development and historic preservation.

Lauren Peters, MA, PhD, JD

Climate Leadership & Educations Advisor - Thought Leader

Lauren teaches global studies at John Hopkins University. She attained her doctorate in education. In addition, she has worked with Congress and Amnesty International. Lauren is gender fluid and has authored several books on global education. She resides in Maryland with her family.

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