The student-led movement to end mass atrocities.

Advisory Board

STAND’s Advisory Board is made up of professionals, innovators, organizers, and change-makers who have made strides in the genocide prevention space. Though the Advisory Board is an informal body without decision-making power, the board provides support and guidance to STAND’s vision and development as an organization.

Niemat Ahmadi
Niemat is the founder of the Darfur Women Action Group and Director of Global Partnerships at United to End Genocide.

Katie Ashmore
Katie is a Community Organizer for Jews United for Justice. She previously served as the National Outreach Coordinator on STAND’s Managing Committee.

John Bagwell
John is the Outreach Director at the Enough Project. He also served as the first National Student Coordinator of STAND at the Genocide Intervention Network.

Sam Bell
Sam was the co-founder of the Genocide Intervention Network and is the current Vice President of The Management Center.

Myra Dahgaypaw
Myra is the Campaigns Coordinator at the U.S. Campaign for Burma. She also was part of the Carl Wilkens Fellowship, a program of the Genocide Intervention Network.

Ashley Kroetsch
Ashley has served as the National Outreach Coordinator on the STAND Managing Committee, the STAND Associate, and the National Student Coordinator of STAND. She most recently worked as a Regional Field Director of Obama for America PA.

Carl Wilkens
Carl is the former head of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency International in Rwanda, and was the only American to remain in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. He is the Director of World Outside My Shoes and an active anti-genocide advocate.

Nate Wright
Nate was one of the original founders of STAND during his time at Georgetown University. He is currently an Analyst at the Office of Congressional Ethics.