Who We Are

The GAD committee consists of 11 members ideally representing all sectors of Peace Corps Nicaragua. If you’re interested in joining the team or want to know more about some of the projects and interests of different GAD members – we’re just a phone call, text, blog message, or e-mail away!

Current Members:

Kate Crowley, Environment 68 / Granada
Rethinking gender norms and the ways they limit all people

Rani Kumar, Environment 68 / Chontales
Gender and racial equity, environmental justice, youth empowerment

Daniela Pulido, English Ed. 68 / Jinotega
Nicaraguan literature and feminism, empowering girls and education girls, street harassment and service 

Natividad Zavala, English Ed. 68 / Chinandega
Youth leadership and development, empowering girls to continue their education, developing consciousness among young men about gender inequity

Maura Magistrali, Health 67 / Carazo
Youth camp planning, sexual reproductive health education, and women’s health & wellness.

Christina Nevistic, Health 67 / Esteli / committee co-chair
Women’s rights to sexual and reproductive health, youth leadership development, teacher trainings, and dismantling gender roles.  

Karen Perez-Torres, Entrepreneurship Ed. 67 / Chinandega
Youth camp planning, teacher trainings, women in sports, and equality in the classroom.

Laura Linde, Environmental Ed. 66 / León / committee co-chair
Youth camps, women’s empowerment, equality in the classroom, and redefining masculinity among athletes.

Lindsay Slautterback, Environmental Ed. 66 / León
Youth leadership development, environmental education, women & girl’s empowerment, and positive self reflection.

Jessica Barnett, English Ed. 66 /  Madriz
Blogging, teacher training, LGBTQ Ally, and anti-bullying.

Kelsey Schrenk, English Ed. 66 / Masaya
Gender awareness in the classroom, Women’s health and wellness, Leadership development among youth, and teacher trainings.


Past Members: 

CJ Sanchez, Environmental Ed. 66 /Lindsay Nason, Entrepreneurship Ed. 65Justine LaVoye, Health 65  / Elizabeth Hannah, Health 65Emily Allen Nilsen, English Ed. 64 / Ethan Parsons, Health 65/ Manda LaPorte, Environmental Ed. 64 / Char J. Stoever, English Ed. 64 / Kimberly Scott, English Ed. 64 / Tim Kruth, Health 63 / Ania Giffin, Health 63 / Jessica Way, Entrepreneurship Ed. 63 / Rachel Ganz, Health 63 / Emily Ryan, English Ed. 62 / Nadia Soto, English Ed. 62 / Morgan Twamley, English Ed. 62 / Ilana Hipshman, Health 61 / Isabel Hirsch, Health 61 / Jennifer Reynoso, Health 61 / Monica Paulson, Health 61 / Alba Adams, English Ed. 60 / James Younger, Health 58 /Talia Langman, MCH 58 / Cassie Collier, Small Business 56 / Noelle London, Small Business 56 / Kate Kongs, MCH 55 / Gabe Goffman, Health 55 / Angie Kantner, Health 55 / Hanna Useem, MCH 55 / Alison Etheridge, Environment 54

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