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.
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 obtained a Masters Degree, with Distinction, from Columbia University where he studied political economics, and regional affairs. At ARCHIVE, Riksum oversees the organization’s operations and projects. 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.
Sarah Ruel-Bergeron, RA, LEED AP BD+C – Project Manager
Sarah holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Pratt Institute, is a licensed architect, and a LEED Accredited Professional specialized in Building Design and Construction. She joins ARCHIVE Global with multiple years of experience in affordable housing, healthcare, and construction expertise. She is particularly interested in sustainable design, resiliency and hazard mitigation in vulnerable environments and has been a volunteer in the Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee at AIA NYC since 2014. Sarah is trilingual and in her spare time loves to cook, ride her bicycle, and spend time with family and friends.
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.