Pangea Educational Development (PED) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering schools and unifying communities through sustainable education.
Founded in 2011, PED partners with schools in Uganda through three phrases to jointly identify problems, map and implement sustainable projects, and equip them with the tools to manage their program in the future.
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Adam Bauer || Board Member (Finance)
Adam is currently the Financial Education Coordinator for Wayne State University. Basically, he teaches personal finance. Holding degrees in both education and finance, his role as a board member is focused on financial oversite all while championing PED’s education initiatives. He lives in Detroit with his wife, Katie, and dog, Spengler. Adam loves quiet evenings at home enjoying his terrible taste in libations (whiskey) and books (economics). Those are Katie’s words.
Andrew Bauer || Chief Executive Officer || Co-Founder
In addition to overseeing PED’s operations, Andrew serves as the content and community manager in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. He is committed to ensuring PED's long-term success, both in the US and in Uganda. Outside of work, Andrew can be found kicking back and enjoying a Blackhawks game.
Jessica Bergmann || Marketing Director || Board Member
A passionate advocate for increasing access to education worldwide, Jessica currently works with a Chicago-based non-profit organization that supports students through the college application process and the transition to college. As a five-year volunteer with PED, she loves sharing the powerful stories of students and teachers from PED partner schools and the impact of education on their lives. You can often find her nose deep in a book at a local coffee shop or exploring Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods.
Drew Edwards || Director of International Operations || Co-Founder
Drew is a development practitioner currently serving as Manager of Project Hello World at Projects for All, London based NGO working in Uganda and Nigeria. He holds a BA (Hons) in International Studies from DePaul University where he was honored with the St. Vincent de Paul Award, the university's highest student honor. Drew oversees the implementation of PED’s mission in Uganda. He is an incidental nomad that you can rarely find him in the same place.
Nathan Okiror || Program Director
As the Program Director, Nathan is responsible for the day to day operations of the organization in Uganda while fostering and growing the relationship between PED and its partner schools and the communities. Through his own challenges accessing education as a child, Nathan knows the holistic model PED employs will create a brighter future for other generations to achieve their dreams. Nathan is obsessed with innovation. In his free time, he is always searching for the latest innovations produced by young people. When not working and fulfilling his obsession, you will find him glued to the screen watching the latest TV shows and movies, or spending time with his friends. You'll always find Nathan smiling.
Dr. Ryan Peters || Board Chairman
Dr. Ryan Peters teaches writing, rhetoric and literature at Loyola University Chicago and DePaul University. Ryan teaches a range of topics with an international focus, including courses on global literature and history. Ryan has been been a member of PED’s Leadership Board since its inception and served as the former Chairman until 2015.
Caroline Tugume || Office Manager
Caroline works as the office manager at PED's office in Kampala, Uganda. You can often find her coordinating meetings, inputting data related to project success, assisting with accounting, and ensuring that PED's office remains an innovative space for staff and community members. Caroline knows the impact that education has on an individual, and she is passionate about empowering teachers with strong skills that will in turn transform their students into a better generation. Caroline loves to spend time with her family and friends, listen to gospel music, and sing and dance.