Danielle served as a Community Health and AIDS Prevention Peace Corps volunteer in Togo between 2007 and 2010. She worked first in the small village of Avassikpé teaching life skills and peer educator courses in local schools and promoting the cultivation and consumption of Moringa, a tree with very nutritious leaves. After two years in the village, she extended her service for a third year and moved to the capital city, Lomé, to work on a national family planning project implemented by Population Services International. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D in health communications at the University of Pennsylvania and lives in West Philadelphia.
Stephanie currently works as a program officer in the Neglected Tropical Diseases program at Helen Keller International and provides programmatic and technical support to four Ministries of Health in West and East Africa.
Prior to joining Helen Keller International, Stephanie worked for 5 years in The Carter Center’s trachoma control program as the Program Coordinator and then Assistant Director and for one year as The Carter Center's technical adviser to the Guinea Worm Eradication Program in Niger. From 2001-2004, she served as a community health and AIDS prevention volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps in Togo.
Stephanie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and religion from Cornell College in 2001 and a Master’s of Public Health degree from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in 2013. Her thesis, which she researched in collaboration with The Carter Center Niger and Niger’s National Eye Care Program, was selected as a finalist for the Charles C. Shepard Award which recognizes the most scholarly research among graduating students. Stephanie has authored or co-authored a number of scientific publications on trachoma.
Nadia served as a Small Enterprise Development Peace Corps volunteer in Togo from 2007-2008. She has over 10 years of business experience in the U.S. and abroad. Prior to joining the Peace Corps, Nadia worked as an accountant for the federal government. Nadia holds an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Arlington and currently serves as a full-time volunteer with a number of organizations in Plano, Texas.
Director of Development
As a recently returned Peace Corps volunteer with diverse global experiences, Patrick fully appreciates the power of education and the obstacles women must overcome to pursue their goals. He is currently a Master’s degree candidate at the Humphrey School of Public Policy, focusing on global development and access to education. He previously served as the Program Coordinator and Development Officer for Pathways Togo from 2012 to 2015. Patrick completed his B.A in Political Studies and History at St. Olaf College and currently lives in Minneapolis.
Meghan McCloskey Boydston
Meghan is a returned Peace Corps volunteer who served in Sotouboua, Togo as a Girl’s Education and Empowerment volunteer from 2009-2011. Meghan has diverse experience working for international development non-profits and for both federal and state agencies as an investigator. Meghan attended Colorado College and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. Meghan currently lives in Denver, CO where she is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning.
Board Member, President
Joseph Mahach grew up on the beaches of Northern California and served as a Girls' Education and Empowerment Volunteer in Togo from 2009 - 2011. He focused on reducing sexual harassment in the classroom in addition to teaching English and Sex Education. After service in the Peace Corps, Joseph worked in Baltimore for several small businesses before pursuing a masters degree in International Affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C.
Emily served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Togo from 2010-2012, during which she acted as a Pathways Togo Conference Coordinator. Following her Peace Corps service, Emily pursued a Masters of Arts in Law and Diplomacy at the Fletcher School at Tufts University. While in graduate school, she spent a summer interning with USAID in Liberia. After finishing her graduate studies in 2015, Emily began working as a project manager at Management Sciences for Health, supporting health programs in West Africa. She lives in her hometown of Boston, MA.
Aidan Isaac Cooney graduated summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA in 2014 from Arizona State University with a Bachelor in Sustainability, a minor in Justice Studies and a certificate in Human Rights. He is serving in the Peace Corps from 2016-2018 as an Environmental Action and Food Security Volunteer in Anié, a large ville in the Plateaux Region of Togo, West Africa. His passion is to continue his work in the realms of sustainability, human rights, and film. Though he took some electives for producing documentaries in college, he is largely self-taught in video production. His first film, a 5-minute collaborative student documentary on sustainability titled "Garden City", was nominated for a Student Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. In 2015, Aidan and his wife, MaLinda Zimmerman-Cooney (a Health Volunteer in Togo), started a non-profit film company named Cooney Films. Their mission is to nurture a necessary paradigm shift in support of global sustainability and universal human rights through educational documentary film production that challenges social norms and the systems that support structural violence. He has proficient knowledge of the principles of sustainability with strong focuses on social, environmental, and economic justice. As for media, he has been a huge movie buff his entire life and loves having the ability now to tell powerful and motivating stories through the art of film. He joined the Pathways Togo team because he feels most of the world's problems can indeed be solved through the education and empowerment of women worldwide.