Rachel Crocker

Rachel is a Program Officer at IREX working with Beyond Access Development Lab projects and supporting monitoring and evaluation efforts. Previously, she worked at Kansas State University Libraries — teaching information literacy and working on community outreach and engagement.

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Amber Ehrke

Amber is a Program Coordinator at IREX working on Beyond Access communications and supporting the project in Myanmar. Amber has a background in multimedia journalism and Francophone Africa.

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Kyle Hayes

Kyle is an intern at IREX working on Beyond Access internet publications. Prior to joining IREX, he worked in education in Romania. He currently attends the Elliot School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, where he is earning his MA in international development.

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Ari Katz

Ari is based in Bangkok and oversees Beyond Access activities in Asia. He was previously Deputy Director for Technology and Civil Society at IREX headquarters.

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Anne Laesecke

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Anthony Navarrete

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Sarah Stern

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Neetha Tangirala

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Joel Turner

Joel is a Senior Program Officer at IREX, working on Beyond Access projects in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Mali, & Myanmar. Joel opines that libraries have the potential to solve many of the world's challenges, be it youth unemployment, a burgeoning digital skills gap, or finding a strong cup of coffee in Dhaka.

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Matt Vanderwerff

Matt Vanderwerff is a Project Director at IREX working on technology and development initiatives. He supports Beyond Access by contributing to program strategy, managing relationships with key stakeholders, identifying opportunities, managing grants, and providing technical assistance and programmatic backstopping to teams around the world.

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