Founder and Author
Kate directs the EA Team and is author of Everyday Ambassador: Make a Difference by Connecting in a Disconnected World. She feels perpetually blessed for the talent and passion each member brings to the mission and movement!
Kate Otto is a global health consultant who has worked in Indonesia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania, South Africa, Mozambique and Haiti for The World Bank, USAID, and various grassroots organizations. Kate is the also the author of best-selling book Everyday Ambassador: Make a Difference by Connecting in a Disconnected World. She graduated from New York University with a BA in International Relations and an MPA in Health Policy and Management, and is currently pursuing her MD at the NYU School of Medicine. She is a proud Reynolds Scholar in Social Entrepreneurship, member of the Academy of Achievement, Truman Scholar, Luce Scholar, Starting Bloc Fellow, and World Economic Forum Global Shaper. Check out Kate’s 2012 TEDx Talk, her Huffington Post column, and her 2009 NYU commencement speech.
Audrey del Rosario
Audrey oversees operations, product development, and strategic communications for Everyday Ambassador. She also authors Saturday’s “Bucket List” column and regularly writes on community and industry updates.
Audrey del Rosario is an international education specialist and consultant who builds strategic campaigns and partnerships for global businesses and social impact groups. She has continually sought opportunities to work in the intersection of business and international development, namely with organizations like Oxfam America; the Seven Bar Foundation; Coaching4Change; The Advisory Board Company; and Echoing Green. Audrey holds a BA in International Studies from Stonehill College and is excited to be part of the newest class of StartingBloc Social Innovation Fellows.
Anjana serves as the community manager to all our partner organizations – those that “walk the talk” of meaningful human connection. She regularly features these organizations through our various channels, such as our “Wednesday Wisdom” column.
Anjana Sreedhar is an undergraduate student at New York University studying International Relations in the College of Arts and Science. She is not only interested in international public health, but also in ways to create comprehensive, culturally sensitive programs and resources for communities that need it most. Anjana spent Fall 2014 studying abroad in Shanghai, where she began to realize the importance of culturally responsible travel. In her free time, she likes to sing classical Western and Indian music, sip masala chai, and watch all things Bollywood.
Anya fosters new opportunities for business development and community engagement in the higher education, service, and travel industries.
Anya Urcuyo is an undergraduate student at New York University studying International Health and Policy in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Ultimately she intends to pursue an MPA. Anya aims to focus on how to better Latin American health care systems and the proper distribution of foreign aid. She is passionate about creating a mutual understanding of all cultures and not imposing others values.
Elyana “Ely” Twiggs
Ely writes our “Weekly Passport” column and uses her keen eye for detail to edit Everyday Ambassador’s other weekly series.
Elyana Twiggs is a marketing specialist and smiley optimist originally from Minneapolis. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2012, having studied in Communications and English while working for The Michigan Daily, a popular news syndicate of the University and Ann Arbor. After college, she moved to Australia to pursue non-profit marketing. There, she realized the importance of grassroots activism and how focused, passionate, and vibrant people can make the world a better place. Currently, she lives in Los Angeles, working for the American Red Cross helping people with cancer and platelet disorders. Her passions include grooving in front of any live music she can attend, adventuring across the states in her beat up Prius, and being a poster child for congenital heart disease awareness.
Kimberly creates visually engaging content across multiple mediums and gives Everyday Ambassador a cohesive image that is reflective of our mission of connectivity.
Kimberly Li is a multidisciplinary, freelance artist who works at the intersection of design and social impact. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration and Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Kimberly hopes to utilize this background to create meaningful and effective designs. Most recently, her work was featured on DoSomething.org. Kimberly maintains an online portfolio of her work and is also deeply interested in international relations. While at UNC, she was involved in the Duke-UNC China Leadership Summit and the Chinese Undergraduate Student Association.
MacKenzie designed the Everyday Ambassador website and creates technological connections for the sake of human connection.
MacKenzie Rawcliffe is a web developer with a passion for helping people connect with and understand other cultures in surprising and creative ways. She has done research on indigenous land rights in Kenya and taught english in France and rural Pakistan. MacKenzie graduated from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and from the University of Maine with a Master’s in International Relations and a Master’s in Public Administration – both with concentrations in environmental policy.
Social Media Strategist
Morgan gives voice to our social media channels and engages our Everyday Ambassador community by sparking meaningful conversations in the virtual world.
Morgan Noll is an undergraduate student at New York University studying Global Social Change: Entrepreneurship, Economics and Writing in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Through travel throughout Europe, Asia, and New Zealand she has learned that human connection is more powerful than cultural barriers. She is interested in founding businesses and organizations that work to make the world a better place. Her passions include travel, nature and, strong coffee.
Victoria pens our “Field Notes” and “Digital Detox” columns and assists with Everyday Ambassador’s various campaigns.
Victoria Freyre is a passionate writer whose deep seeded love of writing dates back to her first completed work, a five chapter story she penned at age 12. It chronicled the unrequited love of a teen for her next door neighbor. Whether she is jotting down bits of wacky conversation between her unsuspecting friends or writing what she thinks will be the quintessential great american novel, she can always be found armed with some kind of messy notebook and various multi-colored pens. Born and raised in the humid suburbs of Miami, Victoria currently resides in the delicious city of Chicago with her fiancé and her slightly maladjusted pup. She is thrilled to bring her distinct observations to the Everyday Ambassador community.
Social Media Intern
Mentor: Morgan Noll
Bailey Baumbick is an 11th grader at the International School in Düsseldorf, Germany. Bailey is very passionate about studying international relations and political science in college, and has been involved in a number of international conferences, such as the THIMUN conference in The Hague, the Global Issues Network in Milan, and the Hanban Summer Immersion Camp in Jilin, China. In her free time, she plays competitive soccer and basketball and will never pass up an opportunity to grab a coffee and catch up with friends. She values the importance of cultural traditions and loves to travel and meet new people around the world.
Partnerships Management Intern
Mentor: Anjana Sreedhar
Kailey Kirkwood is a rising high school Senior at Phillips Academy Andover, a boarding school in Massachusetts. She spent her Junior year abroad in France with SYA and lived in homestay to further understand cultural immersion. In her college search, Kailey hopes to pursue a major in both French and International Relations with a future goal of pursuing some form of global humanitarian work. In her free time, Kailey enjoys dance (ballet, modern, jazz), writing, and soaking up some sun in her home town of San Francisco, California.