Dr. Chang has spent a decade living on and off in Africa. She began volunteering in The Gambia, living in a rural village after college and then pursued graduate research in Zambia since 2006. She worked and consulted for Huawei Corporations and Powerflex Construction, Ltd. in Zambia from 2007 to 2012, while pursuing her doctorate in Applied Anthropology at Columbia University. Her involvement with S.L.E.E.P began from its inception when she served as a grantwriter. She is passionate about making change in the world through education and technology.
Assiatu Bah is a third-year medical student at UT Southwestern. She received exceptional honors as a biology/pre-med student as an undergraduate at the University of Texas, Arlington. She was also a graduate research assistant in bioinformatics and has extensive background running programming scripts in Unix and Linux systems. She has served as an adjunct instructor in biology and microbiology., taught students in science, math, and college prep courses, and led events to welcome minority medical students. For SLEEP, Assiatu has organized book drives that included collecting and sending medical texts to the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences in Sierra Leone. Under her leadership, over 300 medical books were collected in Spring 2013 and more are expected to be donated and shipped to Sierra Leone to help train future doctors and scientists in 2014 to 2015.
Dr. Chau is a Medical Scientist Training Program Fellow and M.D. at the University of Texas Southerwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He is an M.D./Ph.D. Candidate in Genetics and Development. As an undergraduate in Cornell, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, he also obtained a Certificate in Africana Studies. Dr. Chau currently serves as a volunteer for the Grameen Foundation in Singapore and has been active with S.L.E.E.P. since 2008.
Isaac Bangura has been a Director of S.L.E.E.P. in Freetown, Sierra Leone, since its inception. He was responsible for missions that exceeded 10,000 books to schools, universities and aid groups. Mr. Bangura received his Master's Degree from the Institute of Public Administration and Management at the University of Sierra Leone and continues to lead projects for S.L.E.E.P. while consulting for local agencies and universities.
Alan So entered the nursing program as a Nursing and Psychology and Human Services double major and graduated with a B.S. in Psychology and Human Services in December 2013. He is a 4th semester nursing student with an expected graduation date of May 2014. He has functioned as a C.E.O. of the Sierra Leone Educational Enrichment Project a 501(c)(3) focused on providing educational materials to a country still recovering from a civil war over 10 years ago. He is dedicated to serving the community and is currently a member of the Clayton County Medical Reserve Corps. With his experience of being a leader, he plans to continue leading the Clayton State SNA into the community where as a team the SNA can serve.
In college at Duke University, Oshri co-founded a non-profit called SLEEP which delivered used textbooks to Sierra Leone, and which since has coordinated a book drive with Los Angeles Unified School District and World Vision to salvage about half a million books to be used for donation. He also co-developed BeeFreed, a social enterprise for agriculture and food processing, also in Sierra Leone. Oshri Hakak holds a Master of Management Studies from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Oshri is also the Managing Director of BeeFreed, a social enterprise based out of Sierra Leone, West Africa, and is a certified mediator in conflict management. In addition to his passion for business, Oshri is a guerrilla art sculptor, beekeeper, and gardener. Oshri was an Instructor and RA teaching Business Management, Social Entrepreneurship, and Conflict Mediation at Yale Explo program.
Bhumi Purohit is currently a Masters' student in the Contemporary India Studies Program at Oxford University. She recently worked as a Program Associate at One Acre Fund, a non-profit that provides inputs to small-scale farmers through credit with the aim of helping them achieve food security. Prior to working with One Acre Fund, Bhumi was an AIF Clinton Fellow in India where she helped create a small-scale supply chain to directly connect organic farmers with an exclusive market. She's passionate about the impact business principles can have within the social and public sectors. Her work with SLEEP began in 2011 when she led a Debate Workshop at an Educaid school in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Dr. Rajasree Roy, MD is a board certified hematologist in New Hyde Park, New York. She is currently licensed to practice medicine in New York. She is affiliated with Long Island Jewish Medical Center and is an Assistant Professor at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ. She volunteered with Educaid, a British-based organization that provides free secondary school education to students in Sierra Leone. Primarily involved herself with the Health Education Program, she led workshops on various health topics. She also spent summers teaching at a village school in Kolkata, India and served as a Resident Advisor at Duke University.
Marianne Sabando is a Financial Associate working in Houston, TX. She earned her B.S. in Economics with minors in Business Administration and English from Texas A&M University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She served as S.L.E.E.P.'s Grant-Writing Consultant from 2011 to 2012 and currently serves on S.L.E.E.P.'s Board of Directors.
Andrew Wang is a physician scientist and current Fellow for Rheumatology at Yale University (New Haven, USA). He graduated from Harvard University (Cambridge, USA) and then received his MD and PhD training at the University of Texas Southwstern Medical School (Dallas, USA) and at the University of Paris V (Paris, France). He specializes in the study and treatment of autoimmune inflammatory conditions. He is also a managed international concert violinist and seasoned mountaineer and rock climber. He has been involved with S.L.E.E.P. since its inception. Most importantly, he is happily married to Krista Dawn Wang, and they have a son, James Benedict, who adores all types of construction vehicles.
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