About : Team

Our Team

We’ve taken many different paths to Changemakers, but we share a common purpose: to make social change happen and have fun while we’re doing it.

The Ashoka Changemakers® team works from locations around the world including the United States, Canada, Brazil, England, Mexico, Senegal, India, and Indonesia. We have a variety of internship positions available each semester.

If you are interested in joining the Changemakers team, please see our

Careers at Changemakers

Learn more about us and see what we're up to:

Sachin Malhan
Executive Partner
Director of Product
Washington, DC, USA
Rodrigo Baggio
Leadership Group Member
Washington, DC, USA
Sushmita Ghosh
Calcutta, India
Kris Herbst
Director of Community
Washington, DC, USA
Isabela Carvalho
Network Coordinator, Portuguese Speaking Countries
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Network Coordinator, Indonesia*
Bandung, Indonesia
Dani Matielo
Network Activation Practice Lead
São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Supriya Mukherjee
Network Coordinator, South Asia*
Delhi, India
Sobel Ngom
Network Coordinator, Africa*
Dakar, Senegal
Thienvinh Nguyen
Network Coordinator, Europe and Africa*
London, England
Juan Carlos Ospino
Senior Creative Strategist*
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Lauren Parnell Marino
Network Coordination Team Lead
Washington, DC, USA
John Townsend
Writer and Media Manager*
Washington, DC, USA
Kristie Wang
Media Manager*
Taos, N.M., USA
Marzena Zukowska
Media Team Lead
Washington, D.C., USA
Stephane de Messieres
Director of Operations
Washington, DC, USA
Matthew Barr
Changemakers Associate
Washington, DC
Alex Beyard
Project Manager*
New York, NY, USA
Alison Grubbs
Project Manager
Washington, DC, USA
Cynthia McKinney Drayton
Senior Change Manager
Valley Forge, PA, USA
Felicity McLean
Project Manager
London, England, UK
Sudeep Poudel
Finance Manager
Washington, DC, USA
Angelika Roth
Project Manager
Mexico City, Mexico
Tim Scheu
Challenge Team Lead
Tampa, FL, USA
Joseph Agoada
Partnerships Manager*
Hillsborough, NJ, USA
Monica Flores
Web Developer
Washington, DC, USA
Jocelyn Fong
Knowledge Manager*
Washington, DC, USA
Reem Rahman
Knowledge Team Lead
Washington, DC, USA
Leland Smith
Product Manager*
Ft. Collins, CO, USA
Hao Zhu
Product Manager*
Washington, DC, USA


* Consultant to Ashoka

What kind of people are we? Our Changemakers team culture is:


  • to social change / the world’s changemakers
  • to open sourcing / an open platform

Sharp intellect
We apply a unique lens to social innovation trends. Inquisitive: we dig deep into engagement with our partners and the other members of our community.

Innovative, creative, visionary
We envision new ways to build and serve markets. We look to the future and try to get there ASAP. We believe there is a solution, even if we don’t know the answer just yet.

We work together as a versatile team of teams to create something bigger and better than we could alone. We bring partners and innovators together to open source and crowd source a world of innovative ideas.

Ambitious, disruptive, skeptical, self-aware
We challenge the status quo through constant iteration—defining and redefining. We run a skunkworks, constantly prototyping and accepting occasional failure as the price of creative success. We give ourselves permission to take on the impossible.

Fearless, resilient, confident
We’re still here, taking chances and risks on big new things. Doesn’t phase us!

Authentic, trusting, loyal, compassionate
We give each other the benefit of the doubt and suspend disbelief to build team cohesion and paddle in the same direction.

Quirky, playful
Our potted ball colleagues, coffee club, daily meme, love/hate relationship with jargon, social-happy hour, twitter game.

We work together from North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, building grassroots strategies that fit our diverse cultures, mobilizing, and connecting ideas and resources from all over the world.