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Meet the Bead Team

We're seven best friends and entrepreneurs who envision a world with less poverty and less hatred. Providing education funds to students who otherwise would not have the opportunity to go to school is our way of acting upon the similarities that unite us as human beings: we believe we all deserve the same rights and the same opportunities to learn, grow and become whatever we want to be. It's what ignites our inner fire and completes our uniform passion to make an impact on the world in which we live.

Crissi Mann | The Visionary

Current City: New York, NY
Day Job: Project Manager at Goldman Sachs & Co
Education: BS Finance & Accounting. Candidate for MPA in Public Policy and Nonprofit Management.

Why do you volunteer your time to Project Bead? Every child deserves to dream, dream big, and follow those dreams. I want 1 million of the children who are out of school to have the opportunity to go to school.

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Jenna Cavicchia | Chief Everything Officer

Current City: Boston, MA
Day Job: Buyer at TJX Companies
Education: BS Management & Global Studies. MBA in Marketing. 

Why do you volunteer your time to Project Bead?  I believe if everyone had access to education, our world would be a better place; a place with less poverty, hatred, and where everyone could follow their dreams.

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Alissa Palatiello | Innovation Icon

Current City: San Francisco, CA
Day Job: Underwriter at Wells Fargo
Education: BS Finance

Why do you volunteer your time to Project Bead? The world would be a better place if every person was given the opportunity to attend school and build the knowledge base to make their ideas a reality.

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Laura Garlo | Global Relations Guru

Current City: Portland, ME
Day Job: Study Abroad Advisor at CIEE
Education: BS Finance, Accounting & Global Studies; Spanish Minor

Why do you volunteer your time to Project Bead? I believe that this world is full of people that all deserve the same rights. Our work has taught me to put aside physical and traditional “boundaries” such as oceans, borders, language and race in order to find the similarities that unite us as human beings.

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Sarah Collette | Analytics Wizard

Current City: Boston, MA
Day Job: Marketing at Vistaprint  
Education: BS Management

Why do you volunteer your time to Project Bead? I received a lot of support throughout my years in school and think everyone should have the same opportunity to learn, grow, and become whatever they want to be.

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Callie Anderson | Digital Strategy

Current City: Boston, MA
Day Job: Visual Merchandising at TJX Companies
Education: BS Marketing

Why do you volunteer your time to Project Bead? I love everything that Project Bead stands for. Education, fair-trade, sustainability.

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Kathryn Squillace | Accounting Ninja

Current City: Hartford, CT
Day Job: Auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers
Education: BS Finance & Accounting, MS of Accountancy.

Why do you volunteer your time to Project Bead? I want children all around the world to have access to quality education so that they can learn and grow as individuals and professionals.

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Mandy Monty | Happiness Aficionado

Current City: Boston, MA
Day Job: Dental Hygienist at Belmont Dental Medicine
Education: BS Dental Hygiene

Why do you volunteer your time to Project Bead? To incorporate myself with the move-makers and the world-changers. To make an impact, a difference, and to join the movement of creating a shift towards a world founded on compassion, love, and equality.

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Rachel Naida | Creative Mind

Current City: Portland, Maine
Day Job: Professor, University of New England
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy

Why do you volunteer your time to Project Bead? I feel honored to be a part of this wonderful group of ladies who for the past several years have dedicated themselves to help support the people of Ghana. And what better way to share their love than to capture their moments in photos.

 

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