TIMBY in person

TIMBY is a collaboration between activists, journalists, technologists and designers

Anjali Nayar


Anjali is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker, with over 10 years of experience. Anjali’s background is in Environmental Science (University of Oxford) and Journalism (Columbia University). More @ anjalinayar.com.

Silas Siakor


Silas is one of the most well decorated campaigners for environmental issues and social justice in Africa. Silas founded the Sustainable Development Institute and holds an MA in Globalization and Social Change from Kimmage in Ireland.

David Yoon


David has over ten years of experience growing technology projects. Dave was previously the Director of Engineering at Fwd.us and before that, the VP of Engineering at Samasource.org.

James Wahome


James is a security-oriented developer with more than five years experience making applications for mobile and tablet devices. He holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science and an MSc in Telecommunication Innovation and Development from Strathmore University.

Jude Mwenda


Jude works out of the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard. Jude was TIMBY’s first developer and now he is expanding TIMBY’s mapping functions, offline maps and mapping stories.

Mary Hodgett

Project Manager

Mary helps keep TIMBY projects around the world on track. She’s the point person for trainings, implementations and communications. Mary’s background is in History and English at Dartmouth University in Halifax, Canada.

Pete Snyder


Pete is an expert in cryptography, web-space security and privacy preservation. Pete works at the BITS Networked Systems Laboratory at The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). His background is in political science, economics and law.

Rasha Kubba


Rasha is working with TIMBY on human-centered design: researching, conceptualizing and implementing creative solutions for TIMBY groups. Her background is in Business (Bachelor's) and Health Informatics (Master's).

Sona Grigoryan


Sona keeps TIMBY running smoothly, financially. Her background is in Management (Bachelor's) and Finance & Control (Master's from University Jean Moulin Lyon 3).

Hawa Essuman


Hawa is the co-director of the film about TIMBY’s first project in Liberia, featuring the Sustainable Development Institute. Hawa has been involved in all parts of the TIMBY project in Liberia, including training and management.

Jordan Imahori


Jordan works on project implementation and business partnerships. His background is in Economics from the University of Toronto.

Rory Bowe

Project Manager, Gender

Rory works project implementation as well as gender and social justice at TIMBY. Rory has a Master's Degree in International Development Studies from the University of Amsterdam.