Outreach Support Staff
Hello! I’m Estephani, I’m from Cusco and I’m a jewelry designer and maker. I firmly believe that the world is full of good people and if everyone comes together they can change the world, and VAW is proof of this. I started at VAW almost 2 years ago as an Outreach Assitant at the Cusco, Peru site and now I will be joining the VAW Global team as a Team Development Coordinator.
During my life, I always try to balance humanitarian activity and any other work I have been doing. VAW allows me do this; on the way, it has allowed me to help people in ways I could not have done alone. These days, I am luck enough to share my time doing the things that I love the most: traveling, designing and making jewelry, and helping volunteers to help those who need it most.
Hi! My name is Kelly. I recently graduated from Ohio State University with a B.S. in Biochemistry and a minor in Spanish. I now work as a Clinical Research Assistant on a labor and delivery floor. During my time at OSU, I was a member of the Medical Outreach Chapter and I served on leadership for the organization for three years. My VAW trip to Peru confirmed my goal to enter the healthcare field and work with medically underserved communities. I am excited to work as a Team Development Coordinator and to help organize teams of individuals who are passionate about helping others in need.
Hello, my name is Kevin Gonzalez, I am 27 years old, I live in San pedro La laguna, Guatemala since I was born. I really like helping people, making them feel that if they need something I am there for them.
I have been working with VAW these last few months as Outreach Assistant (OA) and it has been a few months of a lot of learning and knowing that I can support many people, now I am a TDC with VAW hoping to meet many people with the same passion that I have for learning and helping.
Also I am studying medicine, which has been my passion since I was little, to be able to help everyone I can one day.
Hi! My name is Malieka. I recently graduated from George Mason University with a B.S. in Biology. Prior to graduation, I started the Dental Outreach Chapter at GMU and was team leader for a trip to the Dominican Republic in August 2019. I’m excited to work with VAW as a Team Development Coordinator and guide new Team Leaders!
Maygol (May) began her time with VAW as an undergraduate at the University of Southern California. She traveled as a volunteer to the Dominican Republic in May 2013 and led a team of volunteers to Panama in May 2014. May graduated this past May from USC, and is currently living and working in Southern California.
Michelle is the web and product designer for Volunteers Around the World and a myriad other companies. She designed the beautiful website you are currently enjoying, and has developed many other creative projects for VAW including flyers, banners and cards.
Hello there, I’m Noelia! I’m an anthropologist and photographer from Lima, Peru. A while ago, I moved to Cusco looking for new experiences and a change of scenery and I couldn’t have asked for anything better than what I had. By lucky chance, I ended up as an Outreach Assistant at VAW Peru in Cusco and it changed my life!
I learned a lot about working with a humanitarian organization, working with people from other countries and cultures, and, most importantly, helping people that are in need for a bit of extra aid with health care. Undoubtedly, working with VAW and all the volunteers, doctors, dentists and teammates has been a unique experience in my life and I hope to help others have the same experience!!
Hello! My name is Resham Gehani and I am a current Graduate Student, pursuing my Masters in Healthcare Administration. I graduated from The University of Georgia in May of 2017 with my Bachelors of Science in Biology. I started the Dental Outreach Chapter at UGA and was the Team Leader for a trip to Peru in 2016 and Dominican Republic in 2017.
Working with Volunteers Around the World was the highlight of my undergraduate career and I am so glad to still be working with this organization. I am currently the Team Development Coordinator for multiple teams and I thoroughly enjoy working with all my Team Leaders and helping them make a difference in the world. I plan to stay involved with this organization and the healthcare field in the future because I am extremely passionate about helping others and making a difference.
Shandra currently lives in Orlando, FL and is originally from North Carolina. She loves the mountains! She also enjoys photography, especially outdoor photos. She has one daughter who loves to play softball and has found a way to play year-round rather than only in the spring.
Shandra graduated with business administration degrees from Florida Southern College and University of North Carolina (MBA). She is a member at Real Life Christian Church and is part of the children’s ministry there. She previously worked at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts in Orlando, FL.
My name is Yesasvini Devabhaktuni. I am currently getting my masters of public health with a concentration in healthcare administration and policy at Temple University! I got a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Augusta University. I started the chapter of VAW at Augusta in 2017 and led a mission trip to Peru in 2018. My trip to Peru was the most memorable part of my undergraduate career.
Volunteers Around the World played a big role in my decision to get my masters degree. I want to continue to stay involved with this organization no matter where I am in my life. I am extremely passionate about healthcare disparities and I am always looking to make a difference. I come from a small town in India, so I have had first hand experience with the healthcare system in third world countries. I am thankful to be able to make a difference through volunteers around the world!
Hi! My name is Yuantong (Rachel) Li and I am a freshman at University of Pittsburgh studying Biological Sciences on pre-dental track. I am from Beijing, China. I am a member of Dental Science Club at Pitt and I love the activities that they provide us. I learned about VAW through the Pitt Dental Club.
I am excited to go on trips with VAW as well as organizing a team of Chinese students to the countries in need of medical and dental outreach. I became passionate about doing volunteering abroad since I last volunteered in Sri Lanka. I want to use my skill of speaking both Mandarin and English to accomplish more and I am thankful that VAW provides me this opportunity!