Interns & Translators



Madeleine Finn  is currently undertaking a Master of Human Rights at the University of Sydney. She graduated with her Bachelor of International and Global Studies from the University of Sydney in 2012. She is passionate about efforts to alleviate poverty and excited to assist the Oceanic Chapter of ASAP with its first project.
Roxanne Heston is a first-year student at Tulane University working towards a BA in Economics and a BSM in Finance. She is an Altman Scholar and a member of the effective altruism community, looking to contribute to research on high impact, long term solutions to global inequality. Specifically as a fundraising intern with ASAP, she hopes to advance ASAP’s mission and gain skills that could be useful in the start-up, non-profit, and/or for-profit sectors.
Mannat Sharma is currently in her third year of study at the Bachelor of Health Sciences Program at Western University. She is pursuing an Honors Specialization in Health Sciences and is interested health care reform that supports health equality. She is excited to contribute to ASAP’s mission in her role as Communications Intern.
Haile Yidnekachew is inspired by the ASAP mission and joined ASAP as IT intern. Currently, he is responsible for upgrading, updating, and maintaining the ASAP Website. He completed his Masters of Science degree in Information Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) at the University of Manchester in 2013. Previously, he earned his BEd degree in Physics from Mekelle University; and PGD in Computer Science from HiLCoE College of Computer Science in Ethiopia. He has worked as IT expert and Trainer for 5 years. He also has participated in collaborative ICT4D researches and contributed to two research papers published in famous journals. He is interested in pursuing a PhD and researching on the role and impact of ICTs (particularly internet and mobile phones) on socio-economic development.


Miriam Roser Miriam Roser has an MSc in Nursing and is currently studying full-time for a Bsc in Environmental Science. Before going into this new field she has worked clinically as a nurse and as a research assistant in the area of migrant health care. Alleviating global poverty has since long been important to her and she is a member of givingwhatwecan.
Noelia Belen Mendez Lagger has a Bachelor degree International Relations and a Masters in Philosophy by the Universidad of Salamanca. She has experience as a volunteer at the European Commission as well as Assistant Professor of Latin American Foreign Policy, while studying at the University Universidad Empresarial Siglo 21, Cordoba Argentina.
Chiara Pittalis has a background in economics, and she holds a master degree in Economic Policy Evaluation & Planning. She has extensive research experience, both in the academic world (Department of Economics, National University of Ireland, Galway) and the private sector. Over the years she has developed a keen interest in international development issues by volunteering for various NGOs in Ireland and through her professional experience as project manager in international development consulting companies.
Karpouzos Theodoros–Athanasios has a Bachelors in Business Administration with a major in Accounting and Finance from Athens University. He also was an Erasmus Student at Vienna University of Economics and Business, and he has been working in marketing, finance and administration with experience as a translator and website administrator.