Meet our Team

Executive Director

Christine Samuel

Christine is an attorney with over 15 years of experience in international politics and development. Working in the field, she led an agency providing critical legal and psychosocial services to refugees in Africa. Prior to moving overseas, Christine worked at the US Department of State, specializing in crisis management in the Near East and South Asia regions. Christine has also taught Peace and Conflict Studies to college students in the US. In addition to her law degree, Christine holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs, and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration.

Program Director

Ati Waldman

Ati has over ten years of experience in the field of education, working with diverse populations including recent immigrants and refugees, international masters degree students, Israeli and Palestinian young adults, and the interfaith youth of K4PB. She believes that anyone can be a leader for social justice and equity, and loves working to create a better world alongside the youth of K4PB. Ati has a Master’s in International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a background in international relations, conflict transformation, and program management.

Assistant Program Director/Camp Director

Megan Hopkins

Megan has been working as an experiential educator for over ten years. Since joining the Kids4Peace Boston team, she’s been delighted to bring together her loves of summer camp, interfaith understanding, and social justice, learning alongside the youth and families in our community. When she’s not planning for our Peace Leader Camp at Merrowvista, she’s probably reading in her hammock or out on a hike. Megan is also doctoral student in Comparative Theology at Boston College, focusing on Christianity and Islam.

Outreach Manager

Nadege Tessono

Nadege has over 16 years of experience in marketing and design. She offers innovative visual solutions for a wide range of projects and creatives services. Along with her marketing know-how, she is a teaching artist working with the youth and young adults, building curriculum around art activism, identity projects, and wellness initiatives. She is currently pursuing her Master's in Education at Lesley University in Community Arts and Education to combine her marketing and teaching artist experience to build and facilitate visual arts-based projects to share with the youth at K4PB.

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