Who We Are
The SAGE Board of directors are all returned volunteers of the WorldTeach Guyana program. After spending a year teaching in secondary schools across Guyana, the need for scholarships for students became clear. Although no longer living in the country, we remain committed to the development of Guyana.
Board of Directors
Alicia Wilson [President]
Alicia graduated from Georgetown University in 2006 and joined WorldTeach Guyana for the 2006-2007 academic year. She taught 7th, 8th, 10th, and 11th grade biology and integrated science at Kwakwani Secondary School. In 2010, Alicia earned her Juris Doctorate from UCLA School of Law with a specialization in Public Interest Law and Policy. During this time, she completed work with Ghana’s Legal Resources Centre, the Department of Justice’s Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development Assistance and Training (OPDAT), and Polaris Project. With her law degree Alicia has served as Policy Counsel for Shared Hope International focusing on issues of domestic minor sex trafficking and is currently an attorney in Washington, D.C.
Dan Gershman [Vice President]
Dan graduated from Cornell University in 2006 and joined the WorldTeach Guyana program for the 2006-2007 school year. As a WorldTeach volunteer, Dan taught math, integrated science, and home economics to secondary school students in Port Kaituma, Guyana. After returning to the United States, he received his Ph.D from the University of Michigan in Space and Planetary Physics and continues his work there as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow.
Molly Crofton [Secretary]
Molly graduated from Cornell University in 2006 with a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Through WorldTeach, Molly taught math and IT to 9th, 10th and 11th graders at North West Secondary School in Mabaruma. After returning to the US, she worked for Intel Corporation for 3 years in a variety of positions from design engineer to project manager. At that point, her passion to directly impact education pulled her back to teaching for two years through Teach For America. She is now earning her master’s degree in International Education Development at the University of Pennsylvania.
Jon Cook [Treasurer]
Jon joined the WorldTeach program after graduating from the University of Richmond in 2006. He taught integrated science and biology to 9th, 10th and 11th grade students at North West Secondary School in the town of Mabaruma. Jon is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in environmental and resource economics from the University of California-Davis.
Alyssa McClorey [Fundraising]
Alyssa graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Trinity College in 2005, and has worked in development at Project Bread and the AIDS Action Committee in Boston, and also as Director of Communication for Youth Action International, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of children in Africa affected by war and conflict. She joined WorldTeach and taught reading at North West Secondary School in Mabaruma, Guyana from September 2006 to July 2007. She has a Masters of Education from Harvard University and is currently a social studies teacher at Cornerstone Academy for Social Action (CASA) Middle School in the Bronx, NY.
Molly O. Cummings [Fundraising]
Molly graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2004 and joined the WorldTeach Guyana program for the 2006-2007 school year. She taught secondary school reading and technology in a L’Aventure Secondary School in Region #3, Guyana. She has a Masters of Education from Harvard University and is currently an English teacher at Madison Park High School in Boston, MA.
Yvonne Wang [Programming]
Yvonne Wang graduated from The University of Texas at Austin and has since worked at various education nonprofits. In 2006, she joined World Teach and taught Reading and Social Studies at a Community High School. She has a Master of Public Administration specializing in Policy Analysis from NYU Wagner and currently works at the The After-School Corporation conducting research and evaluating education programs.
Rachel Rosin [Publicity/Programming]
Rachel Rosin studied social work and Spanish at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She served as a WorldTeach volunteer for the 2007-2008 schoolyear, teaching reading and English to seventh and eighth grade students at Kwakwani Secondary School. Rachel has worked with senior adult clients as a bilingual case manager, and is currently pursuing a master of social work degree at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She is interested in immigrant advocacy and international development.
Taruna Sadhoo [Programming/Fundraising]
In 2003, Taruna graduated from Queens College in New York with a bachelor’s in psychology. After working for two years with the Steppingstone Foundation, an academic enrichment organization in Boston, Taruna joined WorldTeach in Guyana and taught social studies at Soesdyke Community High School from 2005-2006. Upon returning to the US she served as an academic advisor at Queens College and in 2010 completed her Master of Arts degree in Higher and Post Secondary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Currently, as the assistant director of student-alumni programs at Columbia, she is responsible for administering programs which provide students various opportunities to build connections with alumni. With a genuine passion for international development and education, Taruna has taught in Guyana, Brazil, Ethiopia and China.
Catherine Moser [Fundraising]
Catherine Moser graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing, legal studies, and non-profit management in 2004, and joined World Teach for its first year in Guyana during the 2005-2006 academic year. There, she taught biology and integrated science at Kwakwani Secondary School. In addition to a love of Guyana, this experience spurred a love of education. Since working with World Teach, Catherine has worked at The Ohio State University, University of Chicago, and currently for DePaul University. She is also pursuing her M.Ed. in Counseling at DePaul, focusing on college student development and community counseling.