Sarah Wilkinson received her B.A. in Cultural Anthropology. In the year immediately following, she worked as a VISTA in Urbana, Illinois. It was during this experience that her desire to work for social justice was ignited and where she developed the skills required for community organizing. Following her VISTA service, she traveled extensively around the world. In 2007 she combined her long time commitment to peace and education with her interest in international issues by founding Project PeacePal.
Mary Laniel Nakigan joined Project PeacePal in April 2012 as the Community Outreach Director and Program Assistant. Her responsibilities include researching, writing, and administering grants as well as developing and circulating PeacePal's newsletter. Mary most recently worked at the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice, where she developed many community ties and learned about the breadth of peace work happening throughout New Mexico. Her passions include dancing, making collages, and raising her two children.
Lacey Nagar joined Project PeacePal in February 2013. She earned her B.A. in Political Science and is completing her Master’s Degree in Public Administration in May 2013. She is originally from Vermont and has previous experience as a Budget Analyst and as a Legal Assistant. She is particularly interested in public health both internationally and domestically. Her passions include traveling, cooking, and reading.
Danisha Romero is an undergraduate attending UNM who is seeking her Masters in International Studies. Her career interests involve the remedy of issues in both international relations and peaceful intercultural communication. PeacePal, she believes, paves way for a more united and educated world. She has always had a knack for writing, singing and experiencing new things.
Marissa Elias joined Project PeacePal in September 2012. She is a pre-med student at the University of New Mexico where she is majoring in Biology with a Psychology minor. She hopes to become a practicing Pediatrician in rural areas of New Mexico and hopes to gain a unique insight through PeacePal about the culture and lifestyles of many children and their families across the world.
— Eleanor Roosevelt