Our Staff

Leadership Team

jkingJefferson Krua, Co-Founder and CEO

Jefferson graduated from Cornell University and Virginia Tech with a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering, respectively. Jefferson previously worked for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority in Washington, DC. He is very enthusiastic about Liberia’s development and has been involved in projects promoting entrepreneurial activities among the youth.

 

 

torliTorli Krua, Co-Founder

A pastor and human rights activist, Torli was instrumental in lobbying with US congressmen and policymakers to increase the quota of refugees from Africa being allowed into the US. He has also worked tirelessly in the New England region and beyond to champion the rights of refugees and immigrants. His organization, Universal Human Rights International, worked with thousands of immigrants from 38 different countries over the span of 20 years. He has been honored by the National Peace Corps Association and the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild.

 

Alex Busingye, Editor-in-Chief

Educated at American University in Communications, the Ugandan native previously worked with Voice of America as an online columnist. Alex brings to the team a wealth of knowledge on the latest tools and techniques in news editing. Alex also has a background in branding in addition to talent acquisition and recruiting.

 

11153421_10204422198664598_1178036081_oRoman Barnes-Walker, Copy Editor

Roman Barnes-Walker graduated from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas with a B.A. in English – Literary Studies and in History. He also focused in Africana Studies, and researched West African journalism and its dissemination through digital platforms. He has copyedited for publications in both Texas and Arkansas. He currently lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

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Asmita Gharat, Director of Marketing Strategy

Asmita graduated from Virginia Tech with a M.S. in Civil engineering.  She is committed and passionate about making a lasting difference in underprivileged communities utilizing her civil engineering knowledge and creativity.

 

 

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Amelia Bangura, Content Curator and Editor

Amelia graduated from Temple University and is completing a M.A.T at Mercer University. Amelia currently works in the insurance industry for a company based in Atlanta, GA.

 

 

francisFrancis Cordor, Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Francis is a software engineer who has worked on projects for the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration and IBM. At IBM, Francis worked on various network diagnostic and configuration projects on the Datapower SOA appliance (a network appliance) with companies like France Telecom and Vodafone.

 

Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 presetKyle Cooke, Associate Editor

Kyle is a senior multimedia journalism major at Virginia Tech, and he is planning to graduate with a minor in psychology as well. In the past, Kyle has worked for WVTF Public Radio in Roanoke, Va. and has written and edited for the Collegiate Times, the student-run newspaper of Virginia Tech.

 

Our Reporters:

Arrington Ballah

A resident of Ganta, Nimba County, Arrington has a background working with credit unions and other organizations dedicated to rural finance.

Zeze Ballah

Zeze made his journalism debut as a high school reporter at the LAMCO Area School System. In 2016, the Press Union of Liberia awarded Zeze with the Photojournalist of the Year award. He is also an Internews Health Journalism Fellow.

Gbatemah Senah

An executive producer at the Liberia Women Democracy Radio, Gbatemah is currently a senior student at the University of Liberia and a recipient of the Jonathan P. Hicks Scholarship for Mass Communications.

T. Kla Wesley Jr.

T. Kla Wesley Jr. is a member of the Sports Writers Association of Liberia.

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