Pam is a world-renowned literacy expert, author and motivational speaker. She is the Founder of LitWorld and LitLife, and a champion for children everywhere.
Favorite Children's Book: Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
Dorothy is a change leader who has focused on growing LitWorld through strategic partnerships and creative approaches since 2009.
Favorite Children’s Book: I’ll Be You and You Be Me by Ruth Krauss
Oriana Seastone Stern
Director of Program Operations
Oriana believes that great education means giving children the tools to be empowered, self advocates, and the authors of their own lives.
Favorite Author: Amitav Ghosh
HerStory Campaign Manager
Juliana advocates for gender equality and human rights by amplifying the voices and stories of women and girls around the world.
Favorite Author: Alice Walker
Director of Program Innovation
Amber is an educator who believes passionately in the power of story and who helps young people change the world.
Favorite Book: Dragon Sword and Wind Child by Noriko Ogiwara
HerStory Campaign Director
Jennifer leads our work to amplify the voices of young women and girls and share their stories in powerful ways that change their communities and the world.
Favorite Children's Book: Matilda by Roald Dahl
Marielle is a global citizen who strives for social justice impact both locally and internationally.
Favorite Children's Book: Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti by Gerald McDermott
Operations and Development
Director of Operations & HR
At her core, Anxhelina is a strategic thinker with a passion for operations management, who enjoys challenging and impactful work that strives to make a difference in children's lives.
Favorite Book: Three Comrades by Erich Maria Remarque
Ilana is an extroverted and intuitive life-long learner, who combines her passion for development with her love of literature to build relationships and engage others with the LitWorld mission.
Favorite Children's Book: Something From Nothing by Phoebe Gilman.
Donor Engagement Lead
Jodi is a dot connector and ambassador of gratitude who cultivates relationships by listening and matching interests and values to our aspirations for growth.
Favorite Children's Book: Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct by Mo Willems
Operations & Development Coordinator
Monica brings her commitment to supporting families from her time as a social worker in the Bronx to our work with children all over the world.
Favorite Book: Valley of Secrets by Charmian Hussey
Storytelling and Advocacy Coordinator
Jake is a researcher and poet engaged in strengthening international communities through cultural exchange and storytelling.
Favorite Children's Book: The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
One of LitWorld's core values is community expertise. Through our trusted partner organizations in local communities, we rely on local leaders to help fulfill the work and mission of LitWorld. Together, we create sustainable, inclusive, and culturally-responsive programs.
Meet our On-the-Ground team!