East African Community Services Staff, 2013
Faisal Jama graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Economics. Faisal honed his business knowledge during the two summers he spent interning for the Bank of NY Mellon as a performance analyst, as well as during an internship at Russell Investments. In 2011, he consulted at Grey Matters Capital Consulting in Hyderabad, India, and spent most of his time developing a public school rating system. Faisal serves on the Steering Committee for the South East Seattle Education Coalition and is also a member of the Youth Development Executives of King County. Faisal has been active in the East African community throughout his life, and he spent several years as an EACS volunteer. Faisal is determined to build EACS’s program strength, as well as to hone the organization’s effectiveness and efficiency.
Elizia Artis graduated from Seattle University with a B.A. in International Students in 2011. Before working as the Education and Volunteer Coordinator at EACS, Eliza tutored at Horn of Africa and interned as a student recruiter for OneAmerica. She has been a volunteer at the University of WA’s Dream Project for 3 years. She aspires to grow EACS’ educational programs so that the organization can provide more college and goal-achieving support to NewHolly’s students. She has served as an in-class tutor at Washington Middle School providing support in French and in an ELL Social Studies class. Elizia plans to pursue her teaching credentials and teach middle school.
Ms. Clay has been working with the East African community in EACS to assist them in attaining self-sufficiency since 2006. She assists individuals and families with affordable housing, immigration services, and aging and youth issues by providing comprehensive, one-to-one counseling. Ms. Clay has a background in office management. Before working at EACS, she completed a Computer Information Processing Program at the Seattle Vocational Institute and is currently enrolled in Seattle Central Community College pursuing a degree in Network Administration.
Ms. Robertori graduated in 2011 with a B.A. in International Studies and Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. Briana and was first introduced to working in non-profits at Sustainable Agriculture Education. In college, she sat on the Board of Directors for the Berkeley Student Cooperative, and began grantwriting in 2011 as an intern at TLM Consulting. Briana is interested in non-profit management and plans to pursue an MBA.