colleen clines, anchal co-founder + director
Colleen holds both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Kentucky and Rhode Island School of Design respectively. She was a recipient of the American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award in 2008. Colleen truly values how design can become the tool for sustainable urban solutions to social and environmental injustice. In addition to her work with Anchal, Colleen is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Kentucky, teaching a Landscape Architecture studio.
maria molfino, campaign coordinator
Maria Molfino holds a BA in psychology and behavioral science from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. After graduating, she worked in the public health sector at the National Opinion Research Center evaluating Health IT programs for federal agencies such as Health and Human Services (HHS). Most recently, she was a Research Associate at the Stanford Medical School, honing her research skills. Maria also has 400+ hours in complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) such as yoga, meditation, and breathing techniques.
maggie clines, visual communications designer
Maggie holds a B.A. in Architecture from the University of Kentucky. Apart from working for Anchal, Maggie is currently a teachers assistant for an architecture studio at the University of Kentucky. She shares Anchal’s beliefs that design can be the catalyst for social innovation, and education is the first step to ending modern-day slavery. Maggie enjoys traveling and a tasty cup of joe.
emma chapman, intern
Emma is a business student at the University of Louisville, anticipating a B.S. in Business Administration May 2014. She hopes to pursue an MPA following her undergraduate career. Emma is passionate about human trafficking – a passion that was discovered her first year at U of L. Outside of Anchal, Emma is president of a student group on campus that focuses on women’s health, education, and leadership.
Emily graduated with degrees in English and French from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester Massachusetts. A writer and photographer, she designs stories better than quilts, and she uses words to support the creative women of Anchal. Emily’s other interests include entrepreneurship (she just launched Cents-ible eReads, an online marketing site for independent authors) and anything French.
A recent Austin transplant from Louisville, KY, Clare currently works for a digital communications firm focused in social media. She graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 2011 with a background in Art and Public Relations. Clare proudly brings her talents and a passion for social change to the Anchal team.
Brittany Coppola graduated from Centre College in May 2011 with degrees in Spanish and International Studies. Just recently she returned from India after completing the 9 month IDEX Fellowship in Social Enterprise. While in India Brittany worked alongside her owner to coordinate an IDEX Cricket League, restore the library and create new reading and writing curricula. She also interned with the Indian School Finance Company (ISFC) researching how to make their loans more efficient for the low-income schools they serve. In her free time she enjoys reading, running, and yoga.
Paige holds a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design as a recent graduate from the University of Cincinnati. During her college studies, she was lucky enough to take part in a Study Abroad program that went to Turkey, Germany, Switzerland and Italy. Paige also participated in a co-op program that gave her internship experience in cities from Louisville to Fort Myers to Los Angeles. Most recently, she worked for an event production firm in New York City. Her passion for design and belief that it has the ability to bring positive change led her to Anchal.
Lizzy Hindman-Harvey’s formal education includes a B.S. in Sociology/History from Guilford College and a Master’s of Landscape Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design. Currently, she is a landscape designer and artist living in Philadelphia. She has joined Anchal because she believes that the work Anchal is doing at intersection between people, ecology, and design is the most powerful place to create change. In addition to her ideals and aspriations, Lizzy loves creating music, growing food, and laughing loudly at terrible jokes.
Erin holds a Bachelor’s in Landscape Architecture and is currently getting her Master in Professional Studies in the Business of Art and Design at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Working remotely from her home state of Kentucky, she is employed at an ecological design firm in NYC where she can practice socially and environmentally responsible design. She also works as an adjunct professor at the University of Kentucky. She fills her free time experimenting with natural dyes and sewing.
Molly Snyder graduated with an art degree from the University of Kentucky. During her schooling, Molly completed a visual design internship with Anthropologie, where she created store displays using found objects, textiles and various unexpected materials. This exploration of materials became the focus in her future work. Molly was drawn to Anchal’s use of recycled textiles to create something visually interesting and beautiful, that not only educates people about reusing materials, but about the lives of the Anchal women who are doing so. Molly currently lives in Cincinnati and enjoys design, music, too much coffee and creating unexpected art whenever she can.
Kelly Allen graduated from Beloit College in Wisconsin, where she earned a BA in International Relations and double minored in African Studies and Philosophy. Though she grew up in Louisville, KY, Kelly has not stopped moving for the past six years. Most recently, she completed a year-long Fulbright grant researching albinism among the Guna people of Panama as a comparison to her previous work on albinism in Uganda. Kelly was drawn to Anchal’s message and is excited to help realize this amazing vision of human rights and empowerment.