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Avery Louise Bang


Avery believes that every person has a right to safe access—and she has built an innovative, scalable approach to act on that belief. Since joining B2P as a volunteer in 2006, Bang has developed a scalable model to ensure safe year-round access to schools, markets and health clinics through...
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Maria Gibbs

Operations and Research Coordinator

Maria Gibbs graduated from Duke University where she studied civil engineering with a focus in structures. She is currently pursuing a PhD in civil engineering at Notre Dame doing research on long span bridge aeroelasticity. Maria became interested in bridge design her freshman year when she joined...
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Robyn Long

Director of Grants & Administration

Robyn is a native of Washington in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She transplanted to Virginia in 2005 with her husband, Brian, where she raises her two children, Carter and Allyson. Robyn graduated from Washington State University with a BS in Food Science and Human Nutrition. Robyn began her...
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Thomas Bang

Staff Engineer

While completing a degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Iowa, Thomas served as the President of Iowa's Engineers Without Borders Chapter and helped start a University of Iowa/ EWB project in Ghana. Thomas also served as the Project Manager for the University of Iowa Chapter of...
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Tami Meier

CPA, Accounting Manager

After graduating from Colorado State University with a BS in Business Administration, Accounting Concentration, Tami moved to the Denver area where she began her career as an auditor for Arthur Andersen and KPMG. She later worked in Accounting & Financing in the Hospitality and Oil & Gas...
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Alan Kreisa

Bridge Corps Advisor

Alan grew up in Virginia and completed a BS in Civil Engineering at the a University of Virginia. After a couple years in a bridge design office, he returned to school and received a MS in Structural Engineering from the University of Texas. Moving to Colorado to start working as a bridge...
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Mairi Stanners

Bridge Corps Fellow

Mairi developed a passion for international development after completing a project with Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness in Nepal in 2008.  During her time in Nepal she realized that an industry skill set would be hugely beneficial and subsequently spent the next four years pursuing...
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Neave Schmitt

Development & Special Events Coordinator

Neave grew up in Hudson, Ohio and Duxbury, Massachusetts. She graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in Strategic  Communications with minors in Tourism Studies and Business Administration. She started with B2P as the Special Events intern in 2013, and has expanded her interests to...
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Ryan McFarlin

Graphic Design Intern

Ryan is currently in his last semester at MSU Denver studying Communication Design, with a minor in Psychology. He joined the B2P team as a graphic design intern in early 2014. After graduation he hopes to continue his passion for design and traveling while teaching abroad with the Peace...
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Hardik Doshi

Engineering Intern

Hardik was born in India and spent most of his childhood in Muscat, Oman. In 2000 he moved to Chicago where he received a BS in Civil and Materials Engineering in 2009 from the University of Illinois. While at UIC Hardik served as the co-captain of the ASCE Steel Bridge Team and worked as a...
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Natalie Homsi

Engineering Intern, Denver

Natalie Homsi, a native of Broomfield, Colorado, is currently a freshman studying engineering at Stanford University. While in high school, Natalie founded the Peak to Peak High School Bridges to Prosperity Club, B2P's first high school club.  After spending a few weeks in Nicaragua working...
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Nick Arnold - Software Developer

Nick Arnold

Software Developer

Born and raised in Illinois, Nick has always been interested in how things work and how they can be made better, leading him to pursue a career in software development. He received a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from the University of Iowa and subsequently enrolled in graduate courses to...
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Zoe Pacciani

Director of Operations

Zoe joined Bridges to Prosperity at its inception as photographer and Project Coordinator of the Sebara Dildi, Ethiopia bridge project in 2002. Zoe has dedicated most of the last 13 years to the organization’s goals bringing her family with her. She has trained in Nepal and has managed programs...
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Brandon Johnson

Program Manager, Nicaragua

Brandon is from a suburb of Portland, Oregon.  After receiving a BS in Civil Engineering, Brandon attended Oregon State University and performed research repairing concrete bridges while earning an MS in Civil Engineering. After school, Brandon moved to Denver, Colorado to climb mountains, run...
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Andrew Seelaus

Program Manager, Rwanda

Andrew grew up in Clarksville, Maryland running and playing lacrosse. After completing a year of college at the US Military Academy, he took a year off to do service with Maryknoll Missionaries, living on the shores of Lake Titicaca in Peru. Upon returning to the US, he transferred to the...
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Jake Moriarty

Program Manager, Panama

Jake was born and raised in Watertown, Connecticut.  He graduated from Green Mountain College with a BS in Public Policy and Human Sciences.  Throughout University he spent several summers in Guatemala volunteering with humanitarian organizations to provide education and medical care to...
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Katie Lovvorn

Program Coordinator, Nicaragua

Katie is originally from Colorado, but has spent most of her life in California.  She graduated with a B.A. in International Relations and a M.A. degree in Political Science.  During graduate school she began her career in the International Development world; working for a variety of...
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Tyler Welsh

Program Manager, Haiti

Tyler is from Blacksburg, a southwestern town in Virginia, where he enjoyed outdoor activities of all kinds. He earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2011. There are many experiences that helped Tyler to develop his passion for service, including inner city mission trips,...
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Etienne Mutebutsi

Engineer Intern, Rwanda

Etienne Mutebutsi was born in 1989 in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo where he grew up with seven brothers and sisters.  Etienne came to Rwanda in 2004 where he continued his secondary school at École Technique Officielle Gitarama.  Etienne performed well and won a scholarship to...
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Lincoln Grody

Field Intern, Bolivia

Growing up in the outdoors of Colorado made an engineering desk job out of the question for Lincoln. After graduating CU-Boulder with an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering, he quickly found a 9 to 5 in a city wasn't going to fly. Luckily, Bridges to Prosperity provides the perfect...
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Brooke Shore, PE

Bridge Corps Fellow, Nicaragua

A Project Engineer from Seattle, Washington, Brooke has over ten years of construction, estimating, and engineering design experience on transportation and hydro projects.  Brooke received her bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of Utah in 2002 and has been a licensed...
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Clemente Guarachi

Construction Manager, Bolivia

Clemente Guarachi was born and raised in the department of La Paz, Bolivia. He is married and has two daughters attending university and a younger son in high school. Clemente worked for many years weaving fabrics in clothing factories. About 15 years ago, Clemente started working as a mason and is...
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Austin Nossokoff

Engineering Intern, Panama

Austin was raised in Fort Collins, Colorado, before earning both a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado. He enjoys staying active in the mountain atmosphere of the Front Range. During his time in Boulder, he worked for two summers at NASA and one with the student...
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