Ibrahim Diallo, a native of Guinea, is a Trinity College graduate, with a major in International Relations and minor in Human rights. He is a co-founder and Chairman of the African Development Coalition or ADC, a student run development organization, which focuses exclusively on Africa. To date, the ADC has raised over $100,000 and carried out projects in three African countries in the areas of health, education, technology and access to clean water. Currently, Ibrahim is a Finance Analyst at JP Morgan Chase.
Garance Choko is a social entrepreneur, international system builder and innovation strategist currently residing in New York City. Born and raised in Paris, France, she started her career as a concert pianist at the age of 3. Later, when she moved to the United States to continue her performance studies, she pursued her passion for political theory and design practices. She has designed organizational structures, educational programs, impact evaluations and poverty relief strategies for organizations in Europe, the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America. She earned a Master of Public Administration from Cornell University.
Garance's philosophy is rooted in challenging the notion of institutionalized expertise and its deriving power structures. She has used participatory design principles in her work with the US Congress, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Clinton Global Initiative, Purpose, The Lowline, Community Solutions and Nesta. As a speaker and educator, she has taught her unique framework for multi-stakeholder problem solving at the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University.
Yacoub Soumahoro was born in Geneva, Switzerland of Ivorian parents where his father worked as a Diplomat for the United Nations. He has lived in New York since the age of four years and graduated from Pace University with a dual degree in International Business and Finance. Yacoub is currently a Senior Consulting in the Financial Services Risk Management Practice at Ernst & Young LLP. He has previously held positions at Deutsche Bank and the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC). Yacoub is fluent in English and French.