Emily Forhman brings over 20 years of international nonprofit experience to VGIF, with key professional positions focused on the well-being of children. She believes that supporting women's and girls' causes plays a critical role in strengthening and building thriving communities. Emily holds a Master's Degree in Social Work from Fordham University.
Staci Alziebler-Perkins has extensive experience in nonprofit finance, grant submissions, and high level representation at the United Nations. She has focused primarily on international human rights, especially on topics related to peace and security. Staci holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.
Evaline Franks has been interested in women's rights since she can remember. In her professional roles, she has participated in women's rights projects in the US and abroad, and brings experience in indigenous rights, health, and education. Evaline holds a Master's Degree in Development Practice from the University of Queensland.
Jenna Wallace has carried a passion for gender equality throughout all of her professional roles in the US and internationally, focusing primarily on the intersection of women's rights and climate justice, indigenous women's rights, and movement-building. Jenna holds a Master's Degree in Human Rights Studies from Columbia University.
Kelsey Ottoson has worked for both national and international nonprofits, primarily in communications and development. She's focused professionally on direct social services and environmental justice. Kelsey holds a Bachelor's Degree in Humanities, Science and the Environment from Virginia Tech.