ABOUT US

Team

Kyla Muñoz

Project Manager in Cusco, Peru

Kyla Muñoz graduated in 2016 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in biochemistry and global health. She began playing soccer at the age of four and has maintained a love affair with sports ever since. Kyla is passionate about public health and healthy lifestyles, and she is stoked for this opportunity to use sports as a way to empower chicas dinamicas in Cusco.

Rachel Orbuch

Project Manager in Cusco, Peru

From the land of 10,000 lakes in Minnesota, Rachel Orbuch is a 2017 University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate and a proud Badger. She graduated with degrees in Biology and Political Science and is excited to continue pursuing her passion for community health and her love of sports with GirlSportWorks. Rachel grew up playing a plethora of sports and especially enjoyed playing lacrosse at UW-Madison.

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