Our Team

COVID-19 brought this great team together. Human kindness is at our core and we are determined to ensure everyone, everywhere, ordinary people like you and us, can share their COVID-19 Story.
The Story of Our Generation!

Nattalya Aceros

Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Coordinator -Americas & Europe

Nattalya is a business administration and international business professional.

She is a native Spanish speaker from Colombia currently living in Salt Lake City, Utah. She works as a marketing and sales freelancer providing small business consultancy, such as developing business plans and market development.

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Ethel Matshiya-Law

SF Bay Area, CA, USA

Editor

Ethel’s career began in New Orleans, Louisiana where, as an intern at WGNO-TV,

she worked high profile assignments including interviewing then Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking. She’s the producer of the documentary Conversations with the Elders and provided the voiceover for the 2011 Commonwealth Day Celebrations documentary which aired in 54 commonwealth countries. Ethel is passionate about empowering others; she is a sponsor at Child Fund International. Her past sponsorships include Women for Women International and She’s the First.

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Olukemi Olugbade, MD

Lagos, Nigeria

Coordinator- West Africa & Europe

Dr. Olugbade is a Community Health Physician and Epidemiologist. She also enjoys medical writing,

story telling and digital media strategy using social media.

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Sarah Newton-John

Galicia, Spain

Coordinator -Europe & Americas

Sarah worked in medical administration and publishing over a 30+ year career, with some time

spent in the UK and Belgium. She met her long-term partner, Heath Savage, in 2002 and after her Mum passed away in 2017 they emigrated to Galicia, Spain from Sydney in 2018 to enjoy a semi-retired rural life. Heath now writes crime fiction and Sarah works as a copy editor—hence the link to this COVID-19 anthology. Sarah and Heath share their renovated house, built circa 1691, with two dogs, a cat and in the garden are three chooks!.

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Abhay Singh

Chandigarh, India

Design & Development

Abhay is a freelance web designer from Chandigarh, a Northern region of India, where he

lives with his nuclear family. After completing his MCA Abhay joined Web Media Infotech Pvt. Ltd and has spent over ten years honing his skills and talent in his chosen field. His expertise encompasses graphic designing and web design & development. COVID-19 proved particularly challenging for Abhay being the only earning male member in his family. He took sole responsibility handling everything from working from home, to household essentials shopping for his family. But Abhay keeps a positive attitude and believes humanity has the power to adapt and create a positive change.

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Geraldine Mpofu

Norton, Zimbabwe

Coordinator -Sub-Saharan Africa

Geraldine is an applications developer and runs a small business providing healthcare

products and services to her local community. She has lived in three countries and speaks four languages.

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Trish Marcos

Queens, NY, USA

Coordinator -America, Asia & Australasia

Trish is as a Virtual Assistant by day and a self-taught baker and food

photographer during her not-so-busy days. It has been her therapy since COVID-19. She also started her journey in learning the Spanish language to effectively communicate with Spanish speaking people anywhere in the world.

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Jakob Law

SF Bay Area, CA, USA

User Experience

Jakob lives on the West Coast of the United States and is studying in junior school.

At his core, he’s a gadget geek with a passion for all things Apple. He’s fascinated by all sorts of music and is a budding piano player. Most of all, he likes people and interacting with friends and cannot wait for the end of the pandemic.

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Usama Waleed 

Islamabad, Pakistan

Coordinator -Asia & America

Usama is an eLearning/LMS expert and instructional designer. He currently works as a full time

freelancer and is planning to launch his own online school to teach technical skills to people all over the globe..

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Brian Githehu

Nairobi, Kenya

Editorial & Virtual Assistant

Brian is an experienced writer and chef who enjoys all things food, writing, serving

and entrepreneurship. As a writer, he worked on several shows, whose highlights include Hostel Season 4, 5 @Home and Balikoowa in the City. These shows were broadcast in Uganda, Kenya and across Africa. Brian showcases some of his culinary creations under the handles LeCelestPastries and thesibworeffect on Facebook and Instagram respectively. He intends to set up a Youtube channel where takes the world on an African cuisine culinary experience. Brian is a busy man as he is also concurrently pursuing a social media marketing and entrepreneurship degree online at BYU-Idaho.

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Gaurav Saini

Una, India

Coordinator -All Global Regions

Gaurav resides in a small village of a beautiful hill state, Himachal Pradesh in India.

He is an IT Startup Consultant, with expertise in IT Design/Development, Recruitment, and Fundraising. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering and has worked in various IT roles for over nine years. Instead of joining IT companies in big cities, Gaurav preferred to stay near his native village and initially worked as an assistant professor in reputed engineering colleges. Community service is at the center of Gaurav’s heart. He has a passion for teaching others, especially underprivileged students and he’s served as a program manager for a Corporate Social Responsibility project which empowered rural youth, 18-35 years old, and taught them employability skills. He’s also been involved with his local government’s Rural Digital Awareness Programs and similar programs. COVID-19 has been a life-changer for Gaurav both professionally and personally!

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