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Many thanks as well to Norma Roldan and Andres Saenz, who worked tirelessly on the construction of the Zion Home in 2014, Kristina Eldrenkamp, and Maya Taketani for support and web design.

  Co-founder/director: Claudia Bode  is a graduate of the MIT Master of Architecture Program and a research affiliate at the MIT Urban Risk Lab. She has worked in architecture offices in the US, Germany, Peru, and the Netherlands, and taught at Northeastern University as well as the Boston Architectural College. She currently lives in Berlin, Germany.

Co-founder/director: Claudia Bode is a graduate of the MIT Master of Architecture Program and a research affiliate at the MIT Urban Risk Lab. She has worked in architecture offices in the US, Germany, Peru, and the Netherlands, and taught at Northeastern University as well as the Boston Architectural College. She currently lives in Berlin, Germany.

  Co-founder/director: Susanna Pho  is a graduate of the MIT Master of Architecture Program. She is currently working as an Architectural Designer at Santos + Prescott and Associates in San Francisco, California. Her background includes experience in community outreach (both within the U.S. and abroad) and in the nonprofit sector.

Co-founder/director: Susanna Pho is a graduate of the MIT Master of Architecture Program. She is currently working as an Architectural Designer at Santos + Prescott and Associates in San Francisco, California. Her background includes experience in community outreach (both within the U.S. and abroad) and in the nonprofit sector.

  Molly Felde  is an architect based in New York who spent three months in summer 2017 in Tanzania as the first Kujenga Fellow, and has continued on as Kujenga's secretary. She has experience working in Papua New Guinea as well as New York and brings a passion for vernacular architecture as well as the practical experience to help with construction and design outreach projects. 

Molly Felde is an architect based in New York who spent three months in summer 2017 in Tanzania as the first Kujenga Fellow, and has continued on as Kujenga's secretary. She has experience working in Papua New Guinea as well as New York and brings a passion for vernacular architecture as well as the practical experience to help with construction and design outreach projects. 

  Paul Mannion  is a graduate of the mechanical engineering program of the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). He is currently pursuing a double PhD between Eindhoven University of Technology and NUIG in civil engineering. .

Paul Mannion is a graduate of the mechanical engineering program of the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). He is currently pursuing a double PhD between Eindhoven University of Technology and NUIG in civil engineering. .

  Ivan Rhodes  was a contractor and builder in California and British Columbia doing mostly residential work, some commercial. “Grew up with a hammer in my hand.” He has built cabinetry and furniture sometimes as well. Ivan is currently trying to be retired but can't stop doing work. “It's always been my pleasure as well as my profession.”

Ivan Rhodes was a contractor and builder in California and British Columbia doing mostly residential work, some commercial. “Grew up with a hammer in my hand.” He has built cabinetry and furniture sometimes as well. Ivan is currently trying to be retired but can't stop doing work. “It's always been my pleasure as well as my profession.”


Other Kujenga Collaborative members:  Sam Kallman, Kristen Henderson, Norbert Enneking, Vicky Cave

Board of Directors: Claudia Bode, Susanna Pho, Megan McFadden, Jessica Chan, Krizia Medenilla


   TOBFC Director: Deborah McCracken  founded The Olive Branch for Children in 2005 and lives in Tanzania with her husband, biological daughter and 35 children who call her mom. She is originally from Toronto, Canada and has spent the last decade building and running the Olive Branch's many diverse initiatives.


TOBFC Director: Deborah McCracken founded The Olive Branch for Children in 2005 and lives in Tanzania with her husband, biological daughter and 35 children who call her mom. She is originally from Toronto, Canada and has spent the last decade building and running the Olive Branch's many diverse initiatives.

   TOBFC Manager: Putiyei Nangereke  is Assistant Manager at the Olive Branch for Children and Deb's husband. He's from the area and a member of the Maasai tribe. He's in charge of day-to-day construction and training on site.


TOBFC Manager: Putiyei Nangereke is Assistant Manager at the Olive Branch for Children and Deb's husband. He's from the area and a member of the Maasai tribe. He's in charge of day-to-day construction and training on site.