As the winner of the 2015 Millennium Campus Conference (MCC15) Millennium Peace Prize (a prize celebrating youth activism advancing cultures of peace), Katie launched the AsylumConnect global peace campaign in front of over 450 people at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. For her work on AsylumConnect, she was also selected as a Finalist for the Forbes 2016 30 Under 30 List Social Entrepreneurs category and a Semi-Finalist for the 2016 Echoing Green Global Fellowship.
In her role as Co-Founder & President, Katie leads AsylumConnect's organizational development and works to ensure that the AsylumConnect catalog reaches its full potential. She also strives to increase awareness and support for both LGBTQ rights and LGBTQ asylum seekers in the U.S.
Sayid has conducted projects in over 20 countries and currently serves as URI’s Youth representative to the United Nations. He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School’s Venture Management Fellowship and a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he studied political science. His expertise includes: human rights, refugee resettlement, youth involvement, MDGs, LGBTQ, collective intelligence, and capacity building. He is pursuing a career at the nexus of social entrepreneurship, social justice, technology, and sustainable development.
Sayid looks forward to using his own personal experiences to amplify the vision of AsylumConnect.
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AsylumConnect currently operates under the fiscal sponsorship of the Social Good Fund (EIN: 46-1323531), a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All donations to AsylumConnect are tax-deductible. (We also thank our previous fiscal sponsor, the Millennium Campus Network, for their generous contributions to our initiative.)
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