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Founders

Committed to the Cause

 

Phil Wentworth

Foundation Director

Masters Degree of Information Strategy, Systems & Technology

 

With 15+ years of experience working in Belize, Phil is vested in the culture and community.

Laura Wentworth

Board Member

Masters in Early Childhood Education. 

Laura also has 15+ years of experience working in Belize. Twelve years of teaching experience, primarily in early childhood education. Laura served as a Head Start teacher and Administrator for five years before moving to Higher Education. For the past seven years, she has served as a Lecturer of Early Childhood for the Ohio University Patton College of Education.

Kennedy Duncan

Board Member

Kennedy is currently working on her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education at Ohio University. She is from Jackson, Ohio in the heart of Appalachia.  Kennedy enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and cooking. “I have been to Belize three times now and every time I go I fall more in love with the culture, people, and students. I am so excited for the opportunity to work with my fellow LOT25 members to share our love and passion for education with the students of Belize.”

Nikki Elizabeth

Board Member

Nikki Fudale is a senior at Ohio University studying Middle Childhood Education with a focus in Language Arts and Social Studies.  "I'm from a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio called Solon! I am super passionate about working with kids, and some of my hobbies include cooking and baking, volunteering with dogs, spending time with loved ones, and working out. I'm so excited to be a part of LOT25, and I cannot wait to see the difference this organization will make!"

Katie McMahon

Board Member

Katie McMahon is currently finishing her undergraduate degree at Ohio University in Early Childhood Education, and plans to pursue her masters directly after graduation. She has a passion for teaching in under resourced communities. In addition to teaching and learning in San Narciso, Belize, she has recently completed an internship with Breakthrough Collaborative, where she taught high achieving middle school students in Cincinnati. Education is her passion, and LOT25 has a special place in her heart because of the lives this foundation is able to impact.

Rachel Jackman

Ambassador 

Rachel is working on her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education and is currently looking forward to completing her student teaching in the next year. She is from Cleveland, Ohio and enjoys traveling and exploring new areas. She is ecstatic about being involved with LOT25. She has been to Belize twice has continued to fall in love with the people and the community in Corozal. 

Jasmine Whittington

Ambassador 

Jasmine is a junior at Ohio University studying Early Childhood Education. She is from Chesterland, Ohio but loves to see the world through travel. In addition to teaching in Belize, she has worked with children in Missouri and Jamaica as well. Jasmine has been passionate about working with children her whole life. “I truly believe that each child can learn and grow if they are given the opportunity to. I am so excited to be working with such a great organization like LOT25 and to see the impact it makes on the Corozal community.”

Alli Ciancibello

Ambassador

Alli is a junior at Ohio University studying Early Childhood Education along with a minor in Psychology. She is from Mentor, Ohio, a suburb east of Cleveland. She enjoys watching movies, spending time with family and friends, and traveling. Alli has always had a strong passion for teaching children and making a difference in their lives. She has been to Belize twice and says “My experiences in Belize have changed the person I am today. I have learned so much from the students, teachers, and community in San Narciso. I fall in love with Belize more every day and I am so excited to continue my journey in Belize with LOT25.”