Day to day WLJH work is currently managed by the Board of Directors and volunteers. We have been supported by volunteer interns in North America and currently have a Program Assistant supporting our efforts from Nepal. See below for more details:
Pooja Pyakurel, Program Assistant
Pooja is a recent graduate of White House International College with a degree in Liberal Arts and Science. She has a strong passion to support and advance the interests of women and children. Her thesis was on the socio-economic, cultural, human rights, and legal provisions for single women in Jorpati, Kathmandu, Nepal.
In her spare time Pooja volunteers regularly with Pashupati Old Age Home, Nepal Children Organization, Dhading District and the Medical and Dental Health Camp organized by the Canadian Medical Mercy Organization. Her duties range from camp translator to health and hygiene teacher to elderly assistant.
Pooja was raised in the Nepal Children Organization which is the largest orphanage in Kathmandu, Nepal. Her background has instilled in her a desire to help those in need as she once was herself. She is a recent employee to Women Lawyers Joining Hands and hopes to contribute to the advancement of women's leadership in Nepal.
Megan Pikarski, Intern June - September 2013
As a feminist and as a woman, Megan feels passionately about advocating for women's rights and getting involved in social action.
Megan graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in Women and Gender Studies, and a minor in Philosophy. Megan has volunteered for several non-profits and hopes to continue her work on a larger scale as she gains experience.
She currently lives New York City where she enjoys good coffee, runs along the river, and good company.
Evgeniy Osipov, Intern December 2013 - April 2014
Evgeniy Osipov was born and raised in Russia. He graduated from Gymnasium# 1 in 2010 and moved to Canada immediately after. He completed the International Development Studies program at York University, Toronto, in April 2014. During his education at York University he received expertise in research, developmental work and project planning. He has always interested in international relations and development which is why joined Women Lawyers Joining Hands in December 2013. He is planning to go to Munk School of International Affairs in 2015 and receive a Master's degree in International Relations.
A successful team is a group of many hands but of one mind.
~ Bill Bethel