Ms. Patterson is the founder/executive director of the Girls Education of Ghana, GEIG. She holds a BA in Political Science and business management from Caldwell University. She graduated in May 2014 from NYU Wagner School of Public Service with an MPA in non profit management and policy. She has served as a teacher in New York City and Ghana.
A NYC native and a former educator for the New York City Department of Education, Mr. Bernstein served 26 years in a variety of roles including as a mathematics instructor, dean of students and a safety director for a large elementary school.He began his journalism career in the Washington, D.C. area working as writer then becoming part owner of “Prince George’s Suite Magazine”.Currently, Robert Bernstein is a freelance writer and photojournalist for various African publications and he provides editorial consultant services to many Diaspora NGOs and initiatives. His focus is primarily directed towards but not limited to African and Caribbean arts, culture, media and sports.He has written for Applause Africa Magazine, AfroBeat Radio, Africa Connect Online and Island Voice.Mr. Bernstein is the Vice President of Girls Education Initiative Ghana and he serves as the head of the NGO’s component in the United States – GEIG US, Inc. He is also a board member of GEIG with responsibility for public affairs.Mr. Bernstein’s work can be seen on his website: http://about.me/robert.bernstein1 and his blog:http://rrb310sitrep.tumblr.com/
Agatha Patterson is an MBA Candidate | UVA Darden School of Business. She is an independent consultant with myriad experience in development and non-profit communications management. She serves as the Development and Communications consultant for the Girls Education Initiative of Ghana, GEIG as well as the board director of development for the Girls Education Initiative of Ghana- US Inc.