our team

At Aulenor, we work as a team. Each member brings unique expertise in the tools your organization needs, from fundraising and strategic planning to storytelling and training/facilitation. But there's one thing we all specialize in: jumping into a start-up environment and building a mission up to scale. 

 
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Caitlin Howarth | DC & BOS | Co-Founder & CEO

When not building, training and promoting global social impact startups as Cofounder and CEO of Aulenor, Caitlin (caitlin@aulenor.com | @caitlinhowarth) manages early warning systems at the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology at Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI). The Signal team works to advance the safe, ethical and effective use of information technologies by communities of practice during humanitarian and human rights emergencies. Howarth was formerly Reports Manager for the Satellite Sentinel Project at HHI from 2011-2012. She has served as Director of Leadership Development at the Truman National Security Project, Deputy Director of the Telecommunications Equality Project at the Roosevelt Institute, and COO and National Policy Director at the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network. Howarth’s consultant work includes the design of the award-winning MediCapt mobile forensic evidence collection app, created for Physicians for Human Rights. A Washington, DC native, she holds a BA in Political and Social Thought from the University of Virginia and a MPP in International & Global Affairs from the Harvard Kennedy School.

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Ngiste Abebe | DC & VA | Co-Founder & COO

Ngiste (ngiste@aulenor.com | @ngiste) is Co-Founder and COO of Aulenor. She worked for the Democratic Party of Virginia as an Organizer and Regional Organizing Director for most of 2016, delivering a 37-point win in the Hampton Roads region. Prior to that, Abebe served with the U.S. Agency for International Development's Office of Transition Initiatives, supporting the growth of peaceful democracies in countries emerging from conflict. After leading a working group to update post-conflict development policy for the complexities of contemporary foreign policy, she designed countering violent extremism program for USAID/Bosnia. In 2013, Abebe co-authored Bidding for Development, examining how cities can benefit from the Olympic bid process. An avid science fiction and fantasy reader, she is known to dominate board games when not exploring the local coffee houses for the next best cold brew. Abebe holds a BA in Public Policy from the University of Chicago and a Masters in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Maggie Moore | NYC | Team Member

Maggie (maggie@aulenor.com | @MaggieM012) is a storyteller and strategic communicator who specializes in promoting women in traditionally male dominated spaces. She is Co-Creator and Associate Director of We Cry Havoc, a collaboratively written play about women serving in combat in the U.S. Army. Moore works with the Rhize team's Activated Majority initiative, and was previously an organizer in North Carolina with the Hillary Clinton campaign. In 2016 she delivered a 52.3% national point win in Pitt County, helped reclaim the NC governorship, and her organizing produced higher early voting returns than 2008 to keep the county blue. Moore was previously the Government Outreach Lead at Democracy Works and the Deputy Director of Leadership Development at the Truman National Security Project. While at Truman she started the No Exceptions campaign to support full combat inclusion for women in the armed forces. Most of her professional career has been centered around organizing diverse and talented individuals towards a common goal. Originally from the great state of Oregon, Moore graduated from the University of Washington and strongly believes in the glory that is the Pacific Northwest.

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Amanda Misiti | Team Member

Amanda Misiti (amanda@aulenor.com | @AJoyMisiti) is a Senior Consultant with Aulenor, where she supports business development and advises on international development, with a focus on scaling social innovations, health care and mobile money. Misiti worked with the BRAC Social Innovation Lab in Dhaka, Bangladesh and on the Beacon Communities program as a federal employee with the United States Department of Health and Human Services. She served as a health education volunteer in Peace Corps Mali. 

Misiti holds a BA in International Development and minors in Economics and Political Science from McGill University and a joint Executive MPA in Global Public Administration and Management from the New York University Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service and the University College London School of Public Policy. 

 

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