Dana Nelson / Co-Lead Steering Committee
Ithiel Egambaram / Co-Lead of Steering Committee
Ithiel Egambaram is a graduate student studying International Political Economy and Development at Fordham University, New York. Ithiel was born and raised in Africa’s last absolute monarchy - eSwatini, and completed his undergraduate and honors degree in Econometrics at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Prior to co-leading the steering committee of Spes Nova, Ithiel served as an assistant lecturer at the University of Pretoria’s Department of Economics. He is interested in the issues of economic inequality and development.
Victor Sapkota / Co-Lead of Steering Committee
Victor is an international graduate student pursuing an MA degree in International Political Economy and Development at Fordham University, New York. Prior to joining Spes Nova, he interned at UNICEF in Kathmandu, Nepal. He now co-manages Spes Nova’s operations and external visibility through exploring possible initiatives for the organization. He will be interning abroad with the Catholic Relief Services starting January 2021. He is passionate about empowering local communities in the developing world to break the cycles of poverty through education and employment.
Elizabeth Kane / Leader of Fordham University's Fair Trade Club
Elizabeth Kane is a junior at Fordham University's Fordham College at Rose Hill studying International Political Economy, minoring in Business Administration from the Gabelli School of Business. She has been involved with Spes Nova since her freshman year, focusing on business development. She is also the treasurer of the club Students for Fair Trade where she works closely with Spes Nova to spread awareness of the fair trade movement within the Fordham community and beyond.
Julia Stusnick / Leader of Fordham University's Fair Trade Club
Julia Stusnick is a freshman at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business with a Marketing major. As a service learner for Spes Nova, she helps the Social Media team to accomplish its goals in expanding its outreach and raising awareness of fair trade business practices. She joined this organization because she has a passion for business that promotes social justice and empowers its employees through fair labor practices. She is looking forward to expanding her knowledge on sustainable businesses and using social media as a marketing tool. Her hobbies include photography, running, and travelling.
Kapil Ojha / Technical Lead
Project Lead Manager
Desiree Bermudez / Team Member