Our Team

Africa


Rachel Nguela – Cameroon Project Manager

Rachel holds a Masters of Public Health as well as a post-graduate degree in biochemistry from the University of Yaoundé. She is currently completing her PhD in epidemiology. Rachel is bilingual (French and English), and has worked with research teams on the treatment of malaria as a monitoring and evaluation officer, specifically for the Global Fund – Round 9 Malaria Project in Cameroon. She has also served as a lecturer at the Bengono Genevieve Toure University.

Americas


Riksum Kazi – Chief of Staff

Riksum graduated Phi Beta Kappa with dual degrees in International Political Economics and History and has spent time volunteering in community development and public infrastructure projects in South Asia, particularly in the Himalayan belt. While overseas he studied several regional languages as well as Tibetan. Riksum then obtained a Masters degree, with Distinction, from Columbia University where he studied political economics, electoral processes, and South Asian regional affairs. He is delighted to be a part of the ARCHIVE team and excited to support the organization’s various global operations. In his spare time, Riksum volunteers as an active-duty supervisory responder in the emergency services, reads all the non-fiction he can, and dreams about building historical scale models.

Taylor Klinkel – Global Health Corp Fellow: Health and Housing Design Officer

Taylor Klinkel was born and raised in the Black Hills of South Dakota. She attended Montana State University, where she received a master’s degree in architecture and minor in political science. During two trips to Kenya, Taylor applied her architecture education in the design and building of straw bale housing. Taylor has also worked with the United Nations Head of Shelter Branch to engage in discussions around sustainable housing solutions in Kenya. Taylor’s interest and skills were cultivated as a member of a design/build studio based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Emma Klock – External Relations Officer

Emma was born in New York City and raised in Westchester County. She recently graduated from Boston University, having studied international relations with a focus in foreign policy and security studies. Emma is interested in international development and nonprofit work, and is excited to be a part of ARCHIVE Global’s team. In her spare time she loves to cook vegetarian food, play with her dog, and go swimming.

Linda Warshaw – Grants Officer

Linda brings years of experience working for organizations in international health and development. Linda is interested in ARCHIVE Global’s approach to combating persistent, complex health problems in the developing world through housing design solutions. Linda holds a Masters of Public Administration from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service. Linda enjoys travel and has travelled throughout Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Sub-Saharan Africa. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, reading, dancing salsa, and spending time with her family.

Claire Weil – Global Health Corp Fellow: Impact and Program Evaluation Officer

Claire Weil is from Paris, France. She studied development economics and peace and conflict studies at the University of Oregon. She feels strongly about promoting social justice and has stood in solidarity with many by supporting teacher assistants in the US public education system, addressing international women’s needs on her college campus, advocating for the education of girls in rural China, and collaborating with peace activists in Israel and Palestine. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree, she went on to help monitor and evaluate peacebuilding projects with Search for Common Ground in Madagascar.

Stefanie Wessner – Project Officer

Stefanie joins ARCHIVE Global with a background in urban planning and community development and a particular interest in informal housing and human settlements in rapidly urbanizing areas of the developing world. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Spanish from Wheaton College in Illinois and a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. Born and raised in Paris, France, Stefanie has also lived, worked or studied in New York, Boston, Chicago, Nashville, Ouagadougou, Amman, Barcelona, Buenos Aires and Cape Town.

Peter Williams – Founder | Executive Director

Peter is an architect and social entrepreneur that has worked on building projects on 5 continents and has taught at universities around the world. Peter holds two Masters degrees in African Studies and Architecture respectively from the University of Oxford and Columbia University, a first class honors degree from the City University of New York and a diploma from the University of Technology in Jamaica. Peter has received numerous awards for research including the Kinne Fellowship from Columbia University, that led him to form ARCHIVE. In 2009, Peter was named among the 22 best emerging social entrepreneurs in the world by Echoing Green and in 2011 he was recognized as one of London’s ’40 under 40 International Development Leaders’ by Devex. In the same year, Utne Reader also named him among the ’25 visionaries who are changing the world’. Peter is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health, a member of the American Public Health Association and lectures widely on architecture, public health and international development.

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