History
ALUMNI LEADERS


Hunter Tanous, Program Manager of Service To The World

Hunter Tanous is a freshman at University of the Pacific majoring in International Relations and Global Studies with a concentration in Peace and conflict resolution. He has become involved with the Council of Social Entrepreneurship and is learning all he can about self sustainability. He spent a week volunteering in a border town in Mexico, a week in Biloxi, Mississippi volunteering shortly after Katrina, and was part of the local Red Cross. He was an exchange student in Argentina from August 06 to June 07 and has traveled to many countries.

Christian Norton, Financial and Media Planner

Christian Norton recently graduated from the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) majoring in Political and Social Economics. He has performed significant research on Mexican migrants and their family's health care and is deeply driven by promoting awareness on the creation of opportunities for children around the world. During his work he has evaluated public policy programs in health in Mexico and is now in charge of the financial and media planning for Ties To The World.

Elena Stein, Youth Leader

Elena Stein attends the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, with a concentration in Distributive Justice. Elena is committed to the promotion of human rights, particularly the rights of children. Her experience with social action on the behalf of children's include leading a Free the Children to promote child poverty issues, spearheading a variety of fundraisers to raise money and awareness, and attending many Leaders Today academies and conferences to develop leadership skills.

She has worked on more local children's issues through interning with the Family Service Agency and being a camp counselor for autistic children. Additionally, her interest in the role of government as a means for social change has led her to internships with Senator John Kerry, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, and State Senator Jackie Speier. Elena was one of our youth leaders at the Hogar this past summer.

Bryant Williams, Youth Leader

Bryant Williams attends the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where he is majoring in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, with a concentration in distributive justice. He is interested in business as well as economic development/philanthropy in developing countries, particularly Latin America. In Guatemala, Bryant has been involved with Fotokids, Potter's House, and the Hogar San Francisco Xavier. He enjoys traveling and is a member of Penn's Varsity Golf Team, which won the Ivy League Championship in 2007. Bryant was one of our Youth Leaders to the Hogar this past summer.

Benjamin Couch

Ben Couch is the Director or Youth Ministries at Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church. A graduate of Whitworth University with a degree in International Business and minors in Leadership Studies and Marketing, Ben has worked in telecommunication equipment sales and in marketing for a water treatment company. Through various travel and service opportunities in Latin American and around the world, Ben has developed an interest in economic development and working with young leaders.

Domenica Peterson

Domenica Peterson attends University of the Pacific where she is majoring in International Relations and Global Studies, with a concentration in Development. Domenica is interested in economic development in developing countries and promoting social entrepreneurship around the globe. She loves spending time outdoors and backpacking and hiking. She also has a passion for the visual arts and enjoys painting, drawing, and photography.

Domenica Peterson attends University of the Pacific where she is majoring in International Relations and Global Studies, with a concentration in Development. Domenica is interested in economic development in developing countries and promoting social entrepreneurship around the globe. She loves spending time outdoors and backpacking and hiking. She also has a passion for the visual arts and enjoys painting, drawing, and photography.

"Our mission is to establish a set of trade business practices that can help orphanges create financial self-sustaninability while teaching the children life skills and successful independent living."
–Ibis Schlesinger