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Staff Bio’s

Madison, Wisconsin Office

David Lippiatt

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David is the co-Founder, President, and CEO of WE International. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with degrees in Philosophy and International Relations, and has a certificate in Foreign Policy from Oxford University. David’s favorite part about WE International is the people…

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Sydney Roberts

Sydney is our Administrative Coordinator at WE International. She oversees interns, assists with programs, and ensures everything is moving forward! Sydney is a senior at UW-Madison studying Community and Nonprofit Leadership, Global Health, and Development Economics. Sydney lived in Uganda for 6 weeks in 2018 and fell in love with the beautiful country. Sydney loves working for WE International because she gets to continue supporting programs in Uganda!


Jinja, Uganda Office

Robert Wafula

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Robert is our Uganda Country Director of WE International-Uganda. He oversees our onsite WE Empower, WE Sustain, and WE Educate programs in the communities of Lingira, Jinja, and Musima, Uganda. Robert is a native of Lingira Island in Uganda, which is part of the Buvuma Islands…

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Annet Nyangoma

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Annet is our Neema Child Center Director for WE International-Uganda. She takes in children, oversees Neema child sponsorship, and runs developmental programs for children in the Musima community of Uganda, Africa.

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Philippines

Ben Compton

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Ben is the co-founder and our Philippines Country Director for WE International-Philippines. Ben has lived in Thailand, Laos, Philippines, and China. He has an M.A. in Counselor Education. After spending the initial part of his professional career working as a therapist…

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Abee Sy

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Abigail was born and raised in the Philippines. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and International Relations from the University of British Columbia, Canada, where she spent her time actively volunteering for various philanthropic organizations. Abigail recently…

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