Our Team




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.





Olivia Benjamin
Communications Officer

Olivia is a recent graduate from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor’s Degree in Global Studies and French. During her undergrad, she spent a semester in Madagascar studying the complex and multidisciplinary issues that economically disadvantaged communities face. She conducted an independent case study in one neighborhood to explore challenges such as access to healthcare, formal education, and social inclusion. At ARCHIVE Global, she hopes to gain more of an understanding of the intricacies of how sustainable projects are implemented worldwide. Olivia is a language enthusiast and enjoys playing music and Ultimate Frisbee in her spare time. In the upcoming years, she would like to continue traveling and immersing herself in cultures around the world, because she believes that it is the best way to learn.



Charlotte Burch
Project Officer

Charlotte is a graduate from Pratt Institute with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design and a minor in psychology. She joins ARCHIVE global with a passion for designing positively impactful spaces and how design can change the world. Throughout her studies Charlotte has found herself studying in Copenhagen and working in London, and loves to learn more about the world. At ARCHIVE Global, Charlotte contributes to the research, design, and implementation of projects around the world. In her free time, she enjoys playing volleyball and checking movies off her ever growing movie list.




Agnes Chrakowiecka
Product Manager- X Team

Agnes is fin-tech specialist with over 6 years experience. Her work background includes research consultancies and more recently FX product management, business development and operations at IHSMarkit – a leader in information analytics. For the X Team, Agnes looks at the product and project management identifying project gaps, delivering workflows and plans for the technology and program teams. Agnes has a BSc in Peace and Development Studies at the University of Bradford as well as MSc in Political Economy of Late Development from the London School of Economics. She is an avid tango dancer, photographer and snowboarder.




Deanna Jiang
Communications/Grants Intern

Deanna is a Masters in Public Health student at Columbia University and she just finished her first year. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Emory University. Deanna has had various global health experiences such as studying in the National Health Services in the UK as well as conducting field public health research in Nicaragua. At ARCHIVE Global, Deanna assists with the research and evaluation of  projects worldwide and hope to continue expanding the impact of ARCHIVE Global both globally and locally through outreach and communications. In her spare time, Deanna enjoys watching sitcoms, documentaries, exploring New York City, and staying up-to-date with beauty and fashion trends.




Kin Chun Ma
Global Projects Design Fellow

Kin is a Licensed Architect with six years of working experience in Asia and the United States. He holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science (Architecture) degree from the University at Buffalo. Two Years ago, after the major earthquake in Nepal, Kin had a chance to work with a group of professionals to design a reconstruction plan at the Bhaktapur City, and since then his passion for wanting to improve the living standards of the vulnerable communities started to grow.




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.




Francesca Ling

Francesca leads UX and project engagement for the X Team. She is a designer and project architect who has worked in California, New York, and Hong Kong over the last 12 years. She holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from Syracuse University and a Bachelor’s in Architecture from University of California at Berkeley. Francesca’s research and professional focuses include interdisciplinary design between virtual and physical space and their cultural counterparts. She enjoys drawing connections across fields, whether from within the Virtual Design Studio development team, a software platform for integrated, coordinated and optimized design of building energy and environmental systems, to conducting field research in Addis Ababa and Kellensoo in Ethiopia.



Jimi Patel
Research and Grant Officer

Jimi graduated with her Master’s degree in Public Health from Long Island University, Brooklyn in May
2017. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery from India. Jimi spent a summer in Belgrade, Serbia conducting qualitative research on perceptions of health among young adults. She believes in health equity for all and is interested in epidemiology and global health. At ARCHIVE Global, she contributes to the projects with her experience in research and evaluation. In her spare time, she volunteers on research projects, enjoys reading, sketching and solving Rubik’s cubes.




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.




Marc Starvaggi
Partnerships Officer

Marc Starvaggi is a graduate from New York University with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy and a minor in Public Health. He joins ARCHIVE Global with a strong interest in international development and advancing health in vulnerable environments. After studying in Italy, China, and Australia Marc gained an international perspective that framed his interests in public health policy. A veteran of many political campaigns, Marc is unfettered in his commitment to advocacy and assistance for vulnerable populations. At ARCHIVE Global, Marc contributes to the work sustaining the projects and partnerships carried out by the organization. A true Renaissance man, Marc loves to cook, ski, and play the trombone. He can speak Italian well and Mandarin poorly. An avid consumer of all media, Marc enjoys music, film & tv, and video games with a critical eye (and ear).




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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