Stefani Nicole "Nikki" Alcantar

Stefani Nicole "Nikki" Alcantar Graduate Fellow

Stefani Nicole “Nikki” Alcantar is a graduate student studying International Political Economy and Development at Fordham University, New York. Nikki was born and raised in the Philippines and completed her undergraduate degree in Management at the Ateneo de Manila University Philippines. Before joining IPED and Spes Nova, Nikki joined the Jesuit Volunteers Philippines as a teacher and community organizer for a year at the Loyola College of Culion, a small Jesuit mission school, and then at Deutsche Bank Group -Manila as a financial reporting analyst. She is interested in livelihood, indigenous people’s rights, and children and women’s welfare.

Prutha Chavan

Prutha Chavan Student Associate

Prutha Chavan is a junior studying Marketing and Sustainable Business in the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University. As someone interested in social and environmental sustainability, she aims to incorporate her creativity and analytical skills within all aspects of her life while building meaningful relationships. Prutha believes in the importance of uplifting others to create a healthy and flourishing community. Therefore, she is glad to be part of Spes Nova and work alongside an enthusiastic and genuine team.

Sara Mason

Sara Mason Student Associate

Sara Mason is a sophomore at Fordham University. She is majoring in Finance at the Gabelli School of Business and is interested in pursuing a career in Wealth or Asset Management. Being part of the Spes Nova team has allowed her to develop new friendships while also learning the art behind conducting sales events for the greater good.


Saujan Khapung Graduate Assistant

Saujan is currently studying in the graduate program in International Political Economy and Development at Fordham University. As an undergraduate, Saujan studied Economics at Kathmandu University, Nepal. His experiences before joining Spes Nova include working as a Research Consultant and as a Research Assistant in several think tanks and non-governmental organizations in Nepal. In the future, he is interested in working in the development sectors of Nepal with an emphasis on reducing poverty and promoting sustainable environmental practices. 


Andres Montoya Public Relations

Andres Montoya is a first year student at the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University. He is planning on majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Sustainability. Andres believes that the sustainable and ethical sourcing of materials is not only important, but essential for the continuation of all business. During his time at Spes Nova he hopes to learn more about what it means to practice business responsibly, and looks forward to helping Spes Nova in its mission.


Gurbax Assie Finance

Hey, I am Gurbax, and I am the President of Finance here at SpesNova. I am a sophomore studying at the Gabelli School of Business and I have been a part of Spes Nova for over a year. My values perfectly align with SpesNova as I love to both give beck to society and I have a passion for art. SpesNova enables me to do both in a meaningful way!