New Staff: Welcome!
June sees some new faces and some new places for our work around the world. Spend a moment to meet our new staff.
Michael Steiner, Program Manager (Headquarters)
Michael is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning. He is a licensed Architect with nearly twenty years design experience with architecture firms in New Mexico, Oregon and California. Michael's versatility and leadership extend to his passion in international nonprofit work, where he has served as a program manager for a Buddhist temple restoration in Mongolia and as a fundraiser in Colombia for children’s health, shelter and educational programs. He is currently a board member for the Blue Sky Education Project serving children and educators of rural Mongolia. For fifteen years he was an active volunteer with Habitat for Humanity International and his numerous Habitat project build teams have worked in Latin America, Melanesia, the U.S.A. and Europe. Michael finds inspiration in volunteering and its capacity for building healthy and cohesive communities.
Shogo Marukawa, Regional Program Manager (Tohoku Rebuilding Program)
Born and raised in Japan, Shogo had dedicated himself as one of volunteers after the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011, while he worked as an urban developer in Tokyo. By chance he joined the Tsumugiya project, which had been awarded a construction grant by Architecture for Humanity. Having met many people affected by tsunami, Shogo decided to devote his experience, network, and passion to rebuild. Shogo believes in the Tohoku Rebuilding Program's ability to guide close communication among local citizens, government, and skilled workers from other regions, and is excited to serve as a catalyst for the region's recovery.
Prior to joining Architecture for Humanity, Shogo graduated from University of Tokyo with bachelor's degree in law, and master's degree in public policy. He also learned urban planning at the National University of Singapore. He worked as an urban developer at Mori Building, known for its unique development policy. Shogo's experience includes project finance, accounting and corporate planning division. His interests include community design, local-central government system, and economic policy.
Welcome Michael and Shogo to the team!