Molly is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Tufts University in 2015 with a BA in International Relations. While at Tufts, she was the co-president of Tufts Against Genocide as well as coordinator for a volunteer group that worked with local elementary schools. She has experience working with Nonprofit and Government organizations, as well as ESL teaching experience within the Tufts community. She also worked as an overnight camp counselor in Pennsylvania for two years including staffing a week-long family camp for families with children with special needs. Molly traveled to Rwanda in 2014 on a study abroad program, and is excited to be back and working with the Maranyundo school.
Noel is in his second act of life, looking to make an impact in young people’s lives, changing the world one mind at a time through education. He is passionate about STEM and gender equity in STEM domains, and devotes his time teaching, encouraging, and convincing, young women (especially women in traditionally underrepresented groups) to pursue a career in STEM fields, especially computer science. An unconventional and unorthodox teacher of three years, he hails from the enterprise software industry, using technology and outcomes based pedagogy to make learning engaging and fun. He believes there are two immutable first principles in living one’s life: increasing compassion in the world and decreasing meaningful suffering. He is an advocate of using social entrepreneurship to improve the quality of life for those at the bottom of the pyramid. He received his BA in Economics and a BS in Accountancy from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is on track to complete his MAT and plans to become a certified middle school teacher in Math & Science. He loves varied and adventurous gastronomic experiences and enjoys biking and long therapeutic weekend runs.