URI North America Staff & Volunteers
Sari joined the URI team in October 2014 as the Regional Coordinator for North America, bringing with her a background of cross-cultural living and working. She spent middle and high school in Ghana, West Africa, where her parents worked with a network of churches. As an adult, she spent time living, traveling and working in Middle East, including a year-long stint in Jerusalem. This immersion gave her the life-changing experience of entering into the worlds of people from different backgrounds and finding common ground with them. Sari absolutely loves connecting with people and sharing their stories, a set of skills she is excited to apply to her work at URI.
You can reach Sari by calling (415) 762-2713 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Projects Intern
John joined the URI team in September 2016 as part of his coursework for his Masters of Negotiations and Conflict Resolution at Creighton University. He has a passion for learning and actively pursuing peace. John also works for Royal Dutch Shell as a Supply Chain Lead for Drilling Services and has worked for Shell for nine years. John has a BS in Business Management from BYU-Idaho and an MBA from Arizona State University. John has been married to Shannon for 11 years and they have two daughters, ages 10 and 7. In his spare time, John enjoys playing golf with his daughters, mountain biking, and reading about leadership.
You can reach John by emailing email@example.com.
Social Media Intern
Megan is a senior at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She will be graduating with a degree in International Relations with an emphasis in Middle Easter Studies. She spent the fall semester of 2016 studying in the Middle East with the Middle East Studies Program. She also works with Regent University’s Admissions Department and Resident Life. Megan enjoys getting to know people and connecting them to others. She likes to be inspired so she can, in turn, be the kind of person who inspires others.
You can reach Megan by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ryan is a writer from Los Angeles, California, who is passionate about social justice, current events, and making the world a better place. He enjoys getting to know, learning about, and working with people of diverse backgrounds. He is a recent graduate of Colorado State University, with a degree in Journalism and Media Communication. He is also interested in sports, chess, and music.
Communications Committee Member
Sandy Westin has been writing professionally and personally for…. let’s just say decades. Her skills have enabled numerous small businesses, professional and homeowner associations, and non-profits to get their message across. Sandy also served as the United Religions Initiative Regional Coordinator from 2009-2011.