We are pleased to have four new staff members joining our team this summer! If you see these ladies in the office, please introduce yourselves and help us welcome them to GVP.
Director of Philanthropy
Rachel Miller, new Director of Philanthropy, is very excited to be a part of the GVP family. With over 30 years experience in fundraising and program development. Rachel is looking forward to expanding the financial opportunities for GVP to benefit the students. Her favorite thing about GVP so far is the hugs from the girls; her second favorite is the competency displayed by the faculty under the leadership of Dr. Amy and the valuable volunteers. She loves to travel, go to theater and concerts, workout, and take walks. Rachel is the adoring great aunt of Judah, Ella, and Mina and is waiting for her next great nephew to be born in mid-June.
Joining Global Village Project as the new Development Associate, Erin Halstead recently graduated from Georgia State University with her Master of Public Administration degree, concentrating in Nonprofit Management. Erin has over six years of professional experience in nonprofit organizations across a wide range of functions. She most recently completed a one-year communications fellowship at The UPS Foundation. With extensive experience working with database systems, she is dedicated to integrating data analytics with development operations at GVP to broaden our community impact and fundraising capabilities. Erin has a deep passion for working in cross-cultural environments and serving newcomers to the United States.
Amy G. grew up in Portland, Oregon and has lived in DC for the last eight years where she did her undergraduate degree at Georgetown University in International Politics and her graduate school at American University in Education. Amy taught in the DC Public Schools for three years before moving to Atlanta, where she is thrilled to work with GVP as an Assessment Coordinator. One of her favorite things about GVP is the students’ enthusiasm for learning and the teachers’ an staffs’ dedication to supporting every individual student. When she isn’t at GVP, Amy enjoys traveling, learning French and Arabic, exploring Atlanta, and running.
Community Engagement Associate
GVP welcomes Teni-Ola Ogunjobi as our Community Engagement Associate. Teni-Ola is a Nigerian-American and Metro Atlanta native. In the past year, she served the refugee population as a volunteer coordinator at New American Pathways. She also lived in West Africa for four years, where she served in the Peace Corps in Mali and Senegal and taught at intercultural schools in Senegal. Teni-Ola earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Howard University and a Master of Arts degree in Intercultural Relations from the University of the Pacific. Teni-Ola is committed to serving diverse communities in international and domestic settings and seeks difference in her personal and professional contexts. She loves learning from the girls about the impact that GVP has had in their life and she is excited to join the GVP family to support volunteers, mentors, and partnerships and work with both the Development and Academic Program teams.