Board of Directors

Board of Directors

chia-lorChia Lor
Chair 

suwah-tobahSuwah Tobah
Vice Chair

YoukiYouki Yang 
Secretary 

emma-kEmma Kasiga
Treasurer 

aleksandra-stamenovaAleksandra Stamenova
Member 

Becky Khankari
Member

Caroline Kalloh
Member 

Nima Ahmed 
Member 

IMG_0472Ramlo Mohamed
Member

IMG (128)Sajya Singh
Member 

Tedla Kefene
Member

Personal Motivation Statements

Why we love and continue to support WISE

"As an incoming freshman at the University of Minnesota, I was looking for a way to get to know the Twin Cities community and came across WISE's Girls Getting Ahead in Leadership (GGAL) program. I have volunteered as a Peer Mentor with GGAL for the past two years, helping immigrant and refugee young women in high school gain skills in college preparation/admission, English language, and public speaking. Though I hope I have helped some of these amazing women move toward their dreams, I have learned so much more from hearing them speak about their journey to the US and from watching them work tenaciously for their future. I joined the WISE Board of Directors to provide a mentor's perspective to the group and to advocate for continued support for the GGAL program. As a Board member, I have seen the hard work conducted by WISE's inspiring staff for women's social justice and I am proud to be a part of this team." - Sajya Singh, member