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Our Board & Advisory Board
Bailey Ulbricht, Founder and Board Chair
Bailey Ulbricht is the founder and current interim Board Chair of Paper Airplanes. Currently, she works as the founding Executive Director at the Stanford Humanitarian Program, a research program out of Stanford Law School focused on the legal and policy impacts of technologies deployed during humanitarian crises, including but not limited to conflict settings. Before coming to Stanford, she was a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Turkey and volunteered as a humanitarian worker with refugee communities on the Turkish-Syrian border, through which she was selected as a Davis Peace Fellow. Bailey has two masters degrees in Islamic Law and Islamic Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, where she was a Marshall Scholar. She received her B.A. in International Relations magna cum laude from Carleton College and her J.D. from Stanford Law School.
Muriel Carpenter, Board Member
Muriel Carpenter joined the Paper Airplanes board in 2019 after working as a volunteer and staff member for several years. Muriel is an attorney currently clerking at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Previously, she worked as a public defender and in the field of immigration law. Muriel received her J.D. magna cum laude from NYU School of Law, and her B.A. in French and Francophone Studies from Swarthmore College. She has spent substantial time abroad in France and Jordan, and she is fluent in French, Spanish, and Arabic.
Mike Sobaski, Board Member
After graduating from Carleton College with a BA in Political Science, Mike moved to Seattle where he managed retail businesses at Amazon. He is currently the director of product development at Wyze Labs.
While in school Mike traveled to the Syrian border to understand the realities and perspectives of Syrian refugees, studied nationalism across Europe, and served as a policy intern for Senator Harkin.
Cayanne Chachati, Board Member
Cayanne Chachati joined Paper Airplanes’ board in 2023 after being the Women in Tech Program Coordinator from 2020 to 2021. Cayanne is currently receiving her JD from Stanford Law School. She interned at the ACLU’s Immigrant Right’s Project her 1L summer. Before law school, Cayanne worked at Analysis Group where she conducted data and economic analyses in preparation for litigation. Cayanne received her B.A. cum laude in Government from Harvard College. She was born and raised in Aleppo, Syria and lived in Lebanon from 2012 to 2016. Cayanne is fluent in Arabic, French and English.
Hana Horiuchi, Board Member
Hana Horiuchi recently graduated from Carleton College with a BA in Political Science/ International Relations and serves as secretary on Paper Airplanes Board. Although she grew up in Queens, New York, she has spent almost every summer in Chennai, India and, as a result, has been involved with India-based education NGOs such as the Guild of Service and Each One Teach One. In New York, she spent time tutoring low-income students at her local public library.
Hana’s first introduction to Paper Airplanes was at Carleton, where she was also involved in student government, Mortar Board, and the planning committee for Carleton’s 10 year plan.
Gabrielle Wimer, Advisory Board Member
Gabrielle (Gabby) Wimer graduated in 2016 from the University of Chicago where she studied the history of medicine and human rights. She first joined Paper Airplanes as a tutor in the fall of 2016 and quickly fell in love with the organization and its mission. Through January 2021, Gabby lived in Amman, Jordan, and served as our managing director. Prior to that Gabby worked in Guatemala running a program she co-founded called MealFlour which collaborates with local organizations to teach people how to raise mealworms as a more affordable source of protein. In her spare time, she likes to hike, read, and continue her quest for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe.
R Demetri Fadel, Advisory Board Member
Demetri (Robert) Fadel proudly served as Paper Airplanes executive director from 2019 to 2021. He is currently an administrative officer at MIT's Department of Chemical Engineering and an advisor and mentor at R2 Social. He has an MBA from Boston College, an MA in Energy and Environmental Policy from Boston University; and a BA from UMass, Amherst. Educational technology and learning for refugees, as well as conflict-affected populations, have been his passions since helping to launch and grow One Laptop per Child (OLPC) and the MIT Refugee Action Hub (ReACT). Almost immune to jet lag, Demetri enjoys making and eating peanut butter and hummus and is an avid fan of the beautiful game of football (soccer).
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