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Farhana is the voice behind our online communities. She manages social media and engagement at Catapult. Prior to joining us, she worked at Grameen America, a microfinance organization founded by Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus aimed at alleviating poverty for women in the U.S. She expanded their digital presence and helped develop their brand communications.

She’s a born and bred New Yorker with a background in Graphic Communications. When she’s not teaching herself to code, you can find her lost in a book, listening to music, or baking pies—on rare occasion, simultaneously. She is the (unofficial) number one fan of both Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.

Ravi began his career studying Neuroscience at Wesleyan University but ultimately transitioned to management consulting, where he worked for Booz Allen. At Booz Allen, he worked with large organizations on objectives related to strategy, process improvement, and organizational architecture. There he was a thought leader on Smart Grid technology and process analytics. During that time he also consulted for a large investment bank and an NGO specializing in economic analysis on matters of green energy investment and strategic planning, respectively. On multiple occasions, Ravi has been to Tanzania with an organization call GSL - started by the founder of Women's World Banking, where he helped developed a curriculum for entrepreneurship and IT for women. Ravi has worked for Bridgewater Associates - the largest and best performing hedge fund in the world and now is working to start and run a M&A advisory firm specializing in the financial services industry. Ravi brings his analytics and leadership skills to bear as the Executive Advisory to Catapult's management team. His goal is simply to ensure Catapult continues down the path of realizing its full potential.

Marie is a communications professional specializing in optimization and public outreach, with a decade of experience in strategic communications. Before joining Catapult at the end of 2013, Marie managed digital media for independent artists Dynasty Electric and Greek Fire, and is a veteran of the entertainment business, working in everything from marketing to administration at Newsonic and Universal Music Group since 2007.

Marie is stoked to be a part of the Catapult team, showing young girls and women everywhere that it is possible to rise to the top without compromising personality and individuality.

Isabel is a Global Health professional and a licensed, board certified child art therapist with experience in the field of gender issues and trauma. She has previously worked for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), UN Cares, UNESCO Cooperating Center, International Center for Education and Human Development (CINDE), and various INGOs, such as Art for Refugees in Transition and HealthRight International.

During her clinical career she has served as a therapist in a mental health clinic in Harlem, New York. Her job responsibilities have included research, assessment, program management, capacity building in mental health, child protection, advocacy, gender- based violence prevention, and psychosocial support. Her focus is in the areas of child and maternal health, post-conflict health system strengthening, program analysis and evaluation, and curriculum development.

She holds dual nationality (American/Colombian) and she has lived and worked on programs in Colombia, Nepal, and the U.S. She loves dancing and has a 12 year black lab pointer named Nesta.

Maz designed and developed Catapult as a way to help address the huge global problem of gender inequality.

Maz began as a musician, songwriter and synthesist in New York's downtown music scene at the center of the digital music revolution. In the '90s, she joined Microsoft's Social Interface Group, going on to co-found FunArts Software in San Francisco. FunArts helped pioneer socially intelligent and voice user interfaces, and clients included Microsoft, General Magic, Schwab, Bandai Entertainment, and BMW. In 2002 Maz helped to found Keep a Child Alive, an HIV/AIDS foundation focusing on families and children, then joined Advocacy International as Creative Director. At Advocacy International, Maz worked with Ann Pettifor to design and develop a multidisciplinary DfID program focused on increasing maternal and newborn survival across six countries. Maz has also consulted with Women Deliver, ICEC, AIDS-Free World, Options and DfID.

Prior to joining Catapult in September of 2012, Robby spent the better part of the last decade as Creative Director of Mobile and Consumer Services at Nuance Communications. In that capacity, he led a series of large-scale solutions teams designing and implementing dozens of now familiar products we all use on a daily basis. From Delta to Dell, Ford to Intel, Robby brings his unique blend of consumer-centric design and deep technical know-how to the Catapult team and our mission to build-out a lasting infrastructure for social giving.

During his misspent youth, Robby was a prominent "session player" performing live and on numerous records with such household names as Steve Winwood, Mick Jagger, James Taylor, Eric Clapton and Cyndi Lauper. He is also a Grammy Award winning composer and producer with several film and television scores to his credit.

Andrea works with Catapult's partner organizations to launch projects.

Before joining the Catapult team, Andrea worked as an editorial assistant for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. There, she edited content for ReliefWeb, a humanitarian information website, and curated health and education topic pages. In addition, she brings an understanding of fundraising challenges through her work as a development associate at the YMCA and a grant writer for several nonprofit organizations.

Outside of the office, you can find Andrea practicing the ukulele, experimenting in her kitchen, or exploring Jersey City.

Laura Larimer is the Director of Development for Catapult. For 17 years, she has worked to fight poverty and provide transformative opportunities for youth from low-income communities.

Prior to Catapult, Laura was the Regional Director of Development for College Summit New York, where her achievements include securing donors for a $10 million launch fund and building a local advisory board and junior board. She joined College Summit from the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), where she served in several capacities for the New York Metro region, including Director of Development and Acting Regional Co-Director. Over eight years, her accomplishments include tripling the region’s annual fundraising performance and implementing a strategic plan that resulted in 150% growth in students trained annually in New York. Previously, Laura managed communications campaigns for educational and nonprofit clients at Widmeyer Communications, a leading public relations firm in Washington, DC.

She graduated with high honors from the University of Virginia, where she earned a BA in Psychology and Women’s Studies.

Tyler helps connect people who care about women and girls with Catapult and our projects that make a difference in the world, using the power of the internet.Tyler is an accomplished digital strategist and communications professional, with a decade of experience in writing, editing, advocacy, and training. She is passionate about advocating for women's health and fighting poverty and injustice. After launching the award-winning reproductive health online publication RH Reality Check, Tyler managed traditional and social media for Population Action International. Before joining Catapult, Tyler spent several years with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation -- first in Global Health Policy and Advocacy, then in Communications on the New Media team. She earned her BA in American Studies at Wesleyan University, and her Master of Public Policy at George Washington University.

Tyler lives in Seattle with her wife and their pets. She is thrilled to live near mountains and water, and balances time spent outdoors with her love of movies and books. Tyler enjoys learning and is currently attempting to improve her Spanish and ukulele skills.

Karimulla studied Masters in Computer Science & Engineering at Osmania University, Hyderabad in 2004.

Previously he worked at Time Inc for 7 years performing various roles as Technical Lead, Offshore coordinator for development and maintenance of Lifestyle brand websites like myrecipes.com, southernliving.com, sunset.com, coastal living.com, cookinglight.com, myhomeideas.com and allyou.com.

He worked extensively in multiple Content management systems like Vignette, Brightcove, Drupal.

He is Project Management Professional (PMP) certified through Project Management Institute (PMI), 2011.

His hobbies include watching movies and cricket.