GLG Social Impact Fellowship

The GLG Social Impact Fellowship provides select nonprofits and social enterprises with a two-year pro bono partnership with GLG, as well as continued alumnus support.

Meet Our 2022 Fellows
Nicolas Brown

Issue Area: Youth Mental Health

Nicolas Brown is the CEO of  batyr, an Australia-based nonprofit that empowers young people with the confidence, skills, and knowledge to overcome mental health challenges and help their peers do the same. 

 Nicolas has spent his career in the purpose sector working with young people in Australia and abroad. He was previously a member of Suicide Prevention Australia’s Policy Committee and is currently on the Technical Advisory Group for Australia’s National Mental Health Commission. Nicolas holds degrees from the Australian College of Theology and Southern Cross University. 

Essie Justice Group
Gina Clayton-Johnson

Issue Area: Criminal Justice 

Gina Clayton-Johnson is the Founder and Executive Director of Essie Justice Group, a U.S.-based nonprofit that organizes and advocates for women with incarcerated loved ones and works to overturn laws and policies that disproportionately harm women and communities of color.  

Gina is a leader of the Movement for Black Lives Policy Table, a founding advisory council member of the National Bail Out Collective, and one of the creators of the BREATHE Act, the largest piece of federal legislation delivered to the U.S. Congress by a social movement. She holds degrees from Harvard Law School and the University of Southern California. 

Robin Ferris

Issue Area: Food Security

Robin Ferris is the Founder and CEO of Bankuet, a UK-based business for good whose digital zero-waste food donation platform is the number one supplier of food and other essential items to food banks in the UK. 

Previously, Robin worked for global entertainment companies Universal and Island Records. He holds a degree from Northumbria University. 

Partners for Justice
Emily Galvin Almanza

Issue Area: Criminal Justice

Emily Galvin Almanza is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Partners for Justice, a U.S.-based nonprofit that works to increase access to justice across the criminal legal system by transforming public defense from an under-resourced, inequitable system into a robust network of dynamic, people-centered service centers. 

Emily previously worked at the LA County Office of the Public Defender, the Santa Clara County Office of the Public Defender, and The Bronx Defenders; clerked in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California; and was named one of the American Bar Association’s Top 40 Young Lawyers. She holds degrees from Stanford Law School and Harvard University. 

Zarlasht Halaimzai

Issue Area: Refugee Mental Health 

Zarlasht Halaimzai is the Founder and CEO of Amna, a global nonprofit that provides identity- and trauma-informed mental and emotional support to refugees and other displaced communities across Europe and South Asia. 

A former Afghan refugee, Zarlasht has advised NGOs on refugee education and wellbeing and is a 2018 Obama Foundation Fellow. She holds a diploma from the University of Cambridge and is currently completing a master’s at the University of Oxford. 

Rebecca Hope

Issue Area: Youth Empowerment 

Dr. Rebecca Hope is the Co-Founder and CEO of YLabs, a global nonprofit that designs and implements youth-driven solutions that address the biggest opportunities to maximize youth health and economic opportunities around the world. 

Trained as an adolescent physician, Rebecca has 15 years of experience designing and evaluating health programs for young people. She holds degrees from Harvard University, University College London, and the University of Leeds. 

Dilip Kumar Pattubala

Issue Area: Women’s Health

Dilip Kumar Pattubala is the Co-Founder and CEO of Uninhibited, an India-based nonprofit that advances gender equality by de-stigmatizing menstrual health in marginalized communities to help adolescent girls access equitable opportunities. 

Dilip has over 10 years of experience in international development and has been named an Acumen Fellow and a Mulago Rainer Arnhold Fellow. He holds degrees from Anglia Ruskin University and Presidency College. 

Asher Low

Issue Area: Youth Mental Health 

Asher Low is the Executive Director of Limitless, a Singapore-based nonprofit that supports young people struggling with mental health issues through a variety of programs, including counseling, case work, a helpline, outreach, and public education.  

Asher has over 10 years of experience as a social worker in youth, family, and prison settings. He is on the steering committee of the Singapore Mental Wellbeing Network and has spearheaded research, advocacy, and education initiatives focused on trauma-informed care, help-seeking behavior, and stigma reduction. Asher holds degrees from Monash University and Nanyang Polytechnic. 

Rocket Learning
Siddhant Sachdeva

Issue Area: Early Childhood Education

Siddhant Sachdeva is the Co-Founder of Rocket Learning, an India-based nonprofit that builds digital communities to advance high-quality early childhood education for low-income children in India in partnership with parents, teachers, and government bodies. 

Siddhant has been featured on Forbes’s “30 Under 30 Asia: Social Impact” and previously worked at Boston Consulting Group. He holds degrees from IIM Calcutta, the University of St. Gallen, and IIT Delhi. 

Almost Fun
Lisa Wang

Issue Area: Education 

Lisa Wang is the Founder and CEO of Almost Fun, a U.S.-based nonprofit that empowers marginalized 4th-12th grade students in their math learning through culturally responsive, engaging, and interactive math resources. 

Lisa is a 2022 Edwin Gould Foundation Fellow, a 2020 AT&T Aspire Fellow, and a member of Gina’s Collective and Fast Forward’s 2019 cohort. She holds a degree from Harvard University. 

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Our Fellow organizations do some of the most impactful social sector work in the world. We are honored to help them along the way.

Examples of Our Impact
Global Press

Global Press builds a more informed and inclusive world by training and employing women journalists in the world’s least-covered places. With independent news bureaus across 40 global communities, Global Press produces ethical, accurate, on-the-ground news coverage. Global Press sought to better understand news consumption patterns, values, and demographics in the countries they operate to ensure they were reaching the right people with their news. Global Press collaborated with the GLG Survey Team to draft and design a B2C survey, with support from GLG experts who could speak to target countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Then, GLG and Global Press launched their first survey in Zimbabwe, reaching 300 unique respondents, a number that would not have been possible without GLG’s vast network and recruitment capabilities.

Photo credit: Gamuchirai Masiyiwa, Global Press Journal Zimbabwe

Nexleaf Analytics

Nexleaf Analytics designs sensor technologies, generates data analytics, and advocates for data-driven solutions to global challenges, including vaccine delivery. As part of Nexleaf’s efforts to assist with the equitable and safe distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, GLG helped the organization conduct research into cold storage supply chains – connecting them with a former director of vaccine supply and demand at an international vaccine specialty organization, as well as a former executive at a pharmaceutical company with 16 years of experience manufacturing and managing cold chain distributions channels. Nexleaf has also turned to GLG experts for best practices in strategic marketing and communications, increasing the organization’s focus, clarity, and capability to effectively share their message.

Foster America

Foster America improves the lives of America’s most vulnerable children by building a pipeline of leaders and innovators to transform the child welfare system. COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on communities of color – and the over-representation of Black children in the child welfare system – made Foster America’s social justice mission even more critical. Foster America was committed to continuing their operations without disruption during the pandemic, so GLG connected the team with U.S. policy and banking experts to help them understand their funding options. The team spoke with the executive vice president of a large bank and a former chief of staff at the U.S. House of Representatives, whose insights helped Foster America access crucial financial support through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.


Simprints builds biometric digital identity tools to help ensure every vaccine, dollar, and public good reaches the people who need them most. At the onset of COVID-19, the Simprints team used GLG to leverage their technology in support of relief efforts. They conducted research into contact tracing, response efforts in remote regions, and the technologies being deployed in the hardest-to-reach areas. Within a week, GLG connected Simprints with a former WHO surveillance medical officer, a former CDC senior global public health analyst, and a former CDC epidemiologist. The insights from these experts helped Simprints prepare for COVID-19 vaccine delivery and rapidly improve their digital health systems to drive an efficient public health response – all while keeping individual data secure.


Recidiviz uses data-informed tools to help criminal justice leaders develop a real-time picture of their system, diagnose issues, and drive meaningful change. Recidiviz was developing a set of products to help parole and probation officers manage their caseloads, which can cover as many as 200 clients, as well as better track their performance metrics and intervene earlier. As part of their product development and refinement process, GLG connected the Recidiviz team with 12 former parole and probation officers from across multiple states. These conversations provided unique and objective user experience feedback for product development, ensuring Recidiviz could design the most helpful and impactful product.

Noora Health

Noora Health trains hospital patients and caregivers in India and Bangladesh in high-impact, life-saving skills to reduce preventable complications following surgery. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Noora Health has worked to expand their digital health services through WhatsApp and automated voice assistants. GLG has supported Noora Health in this process, connecting them with the head of experience at a digital health platform, the former director of product and analytics at a digital media company, and other relevant experts. These insights informed Noora Health’s COVID-19 patient support program. They created content about COVID-19 prevention and healthcare worker safety and broadly disseminated these tools in partnership with government bodies.

Kiah Williams on Delivering Surplus Medicine to Those in Need
Minhaj Chowdhury on Eradicating the Water Crisis in Bangladesh and India
Anushka Ratnayake on myAgro’s Revolutionary ‚Mobile Layway‘ Platform
Christina Lewis Halpern on Creating an Access Program to Remedy Lack of Diversity in Tech

Our Global Community of Fellows

Since 2014, GLG has welcomed 85 exceptional social sector leaders to our global community. Fellows are the leaders of high-impact organizations at inflection points in their growth – whether they are responding to crisis, scaling their reach, pivoting their strategy, or enhancing their services.

Agora Partnerships
Ben Powell
Issue Area: Entrepreneurship


All-Star Code
Christina Lewis Halpern
Issue Area: Tech Training and Employment


America On Tech
Evan Floyd Robinson
Issue Area: Racial Equity and Education


Aparna Hegde
Issue Area: Maternal and Child Health


Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project
Swapna Reddy
Issue Area: Human Rights


Aunt Bertha
Erine Gray
Issue Area: Human Services Access


Austin Justice Coalition
Chas Moore
Issue Area: Racial Equity and Community Organizing


Bayes Impact
Eric Liu
Issue Area: Public Service


Donnel Baird
Issue Area: Environmental Sustainability


Aimée Eubanks Davis
Issue Area: Education and Career Readiness


Bridges to Prosperity
Avery Bang
Issue Area: Rural Connectivity and Infrastructure


The Bronx Community Foundation
Derrick H. Lewis
Issue Area: Community Development


Vineet Singal
Issue Area: Healthcare Technology


Rachael Chong
Issue Area: Skills-based Volunteer Matching


City Health Works
Manmeet Kaur
Issue Area: Healthcare


CLEAR Global
Aimee Ansari
Issue Area: COVID-19 and Information Access


The Common Market
Tatiana Garcia-Granados
Issue Area: Food Security and Agriculture


Compass Working Capital
Sherry Riva
Issue Area: Financial Literacy


Leticia M. Jáuregui
Issue Area: Women-led Businesses


Dost Education
Sneha Sheth
Issue Area: Early Childhood Development


Minhaj Chowdhury
Issue Area: Water Access


Drive Change
Jordyn Lexton
Issue Area: Criminal Justice and Employment


Gayatri Datar
Issue Area: Residential Sanitation


East Bali Cashews
Aaron Fishman
Issue Area: Food and Agriculture


Equalize Health (formerly D-Rev)
Krista Donaldson
Issue Area: Healthcare Technology

Trang Tran
Issue Area: Agriculture and Environmental Sustainability


Fathers’ UpLift
Charles Daniels
Issue Area: Family Absenteeism and Mental Health


Foster America
Sherry Lachman
Issue Area: Child Welfare System Reform


Fountain House
Ashwin Vasan
Issue Area: Mental Health


Josh MacAlister
Issue Area: Child Welfare and Social Work


The Future Project
Kanya Balakrishna
Issue Area: Education


Generation: You Employed
Mona Mourshed
Issue Area: Job Training and Employment


Global Health Corps
Barbara Bush
Issue Area: Global Health


Global Press
Cristi Hegranes
Issue Area: Local Journalism


Golden Palm Investments
Sangu Delle
Issue Area: Social Enterprise


Hikma Health
Senan Ebrahim
Issue Area: Healthcare Technology


Indus Action
Tarun Cherukuri
Issue Area: Social Welfare


The Lowline
Dan Barasch
Issue Area: Environmental Sustainability


Rose Afriyie
Issue Area: Food Security and Social Services Access


Anushka Ratnayake
Issue Area: Rural Agribusiness Financing


Rebecca van Bergen
Issue Area: Handworker Economy


Nexleaf Analytics
Nithya Ramanathan
Issue Area: Global Health


Noora Health
Shahed Alam
Issue Area: Healthcare Skills Training


Nuru International
Jake Harriman
Issue Area: Poverty Alleviation


Nick Wise
Issue Area: Environment


Carolyn Edelstein
Issue Area: Healthcare


Open Medicine Project
Mohammed Dalwai
Issue Area: Healthcare Technology


The Positivity Project
Jeff Bryan
Issue Area: Education


Mark Arnoldy
Issue Area: Healthcare


Jukay Hsu
Issue Area: Tech Training and Employment

Clementine Jacoby
Issue Area: Criminal Justice


The Resolution Project
Oliver Libby
Issue Area: Social Venture Fellowship


Leila Janah – In Memoriam
Issue Area: Tech Training and Employment


David Auerbach
Issue Area: Sanitation


Zack Rosenburg
Issue Area: Disaster Relief


Semilla Nueva
Curt Bowen
Issue Area: Malnutrition


Toby Norman
Issue Area: Biometric Identification


Kiah Williams
Issue Area: Healthcare Access


Steph Speirs
Issue Area: Solar Energy Access


Joe Agoada
Issue Area: COVID-19 and Public Health


Eugenie Teasley
Issue Area: Youth Empowerment


Sean Mayberry
Issue Area: Women’s Mental Health


Stop COVID-19 Special Operations Group
Julia Monfrini Peev, Maria Siambekos, Michael Williams
Issue Area: COVID-19


Sustainable Health Enterprises (SHE)
Elizabeth Scharpf
Issue Area: Women’s Health


Team Rubicon
Jake Wood
Issue Area: Disaster Relief


Julie Cordua
Issue Area: Eliminating Online Child Sexual Exploitation


Time Auction
Fion Leung
Issue Area: Civic Engagement


Jason Ballard
Issue Area: Environmental Sustainability


The Trevor Project
Issue Area: LGTBQ Youth Suicide Prevention


Giffin Daughtridge
Issue Area: Healthcare


Venture for America
Andrew Yang
Issue Area: Entrepreneurship


Misan Rewane
Issue Area: Education and Employment


Matilda Ho
Issue Area: Food and Agriculture