ABOUT US

Team

Danielle Strasburger

Project Manager in Cusco, Peru

Danielle graduated in 2018 from Harvard University with a degree in Social Studies with a focus on gender, ethics, and development in Latin America. Originally from Austin, Texas, she grew up playing a wide variety of sports but especially loves field hockey and soccer. Danielle believes deeply in the ability of sports to promote healthy living and character development, and she’s excited to further GSW’s mission of teaching life skills to young girls through athletics.

Adrianna Bergstein

Project Manager in Cusco, Peru

Adrie graduated from Harvard University in 2018 with a degree in Chemistry and a secondary in Women and Gender Studies. She was born and raised in Bergen County, New Jersey. She started dancing at the age of three and competed at a national level in high school and college. At Harvard, she was a member and captain of three different dance groups and choreographed for all three. She is looking forward to empowering a new generation of Chicas Dinámicas through sports and healthy lifestyle skills.

Carrie Golden

Co-Director

Carrie was a 2005-2006 GirlSportWorks Project Manager and has served as Co-Director since 2014. Based in Madison, Wisconsin, she works on international and community development issues related to youth, education, and governance. She has a J.D. and M.A. in international development from the University of Denver and a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania.

Sarah Smith

Co-Founder, Co-Director & Co-Board Chair

Sarah co-founded GirlSportWorks in 2003 and continues to serve as Co-Director and Co-Chair of the Board. She is passionate about using sports and business to make positive change around the world. Sarah has lived and worked in Latin America, East & West Africa, South Asia, and South East Asia, and South Asia, and loves street food and exploring cites by foot. She has a BA and MBA from Yale University and lives in Los Angeles. She is the proud mother of Robin, a candidate for GSW Project Manager in 2037.

Kelly Jacobs

Communications Director

After graduating from the University of Virginia, Kelly served as a Project Manager for GSW in 2012. After her time in Cusco, Kelly used her passion for understanding human behavior to pursue a career in technology consulting as a User Experience designer. Kelly is based in Washington, D.C. and leads all aspects of digital communications for GSW.

History

HOW WE STARTED

Inspired by the importance of sports in their own lives, Yale College seniors and Track and Field teammates Rebecca Rauth and Sarah Smith created GirlSportWorks in 2003. Through the support of partner organizations, the Board of Directors, and Project Managers, GSW has developed a sector-leading curriculum and program that respond to the local needs in Cusco and infuse globally recognized best practices.


Building on the enthusiasm and commitment of outstanding Project Managers, GirlSportWorks has continued to provide high-quality life skills instruction to thousands of students through partner schools in the Cusco region. GSW’s alumni Project Managers remain committed partners to the program and have gone on to fruitful careers in international development, medicine, education, and social work.

Supporters

THANK YOU

Thank you to our generous supporters for donating time, funds, ideas, and enthusiasm to GirlSportWorks.

Evan Madow

Anastasia Thomas, J.D.

Fanny & Svante Knistrom Foundation