Obadias Ndaba, President
Obadias Ndaba was born in DR Congo and moved to Rwanda when he was a teenager. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Kigali Independent University and a certificate in Nonprofit Financial Stewardship from Kennedy School of Government. Prior to joining World Youth Alliance in 2010, Obadias worked for KCB Bank and Inkingi Microfinance in Kigali, Rwanda. His interests include economics, development and population issues. His articles, on these issues, have appeared in Africa News, The Standard Kenya, AllAfrica and Africa Review, among many other publications. He speaks Kinyarwanda, Swahili, French and English.
Leah Bromberg, International Director of Operations
Leah Bromberg graduated with honors in Nonfiction Writing in English at Brown University. She wrote her senior thesis on religious conversion narratives connected to the university community. Prior to joining WYA, Leah worked in Web Communications at the Office of Alumni Relations at Brown, as a technical writing assistant for ParishSOFT computer software, and as a mentor for the Metro Achievement Foundation. She was chosen to conduct research on the Chinese economy as part of the China-US Youth Research, Mentorship and Partnership Conference as Ivy Council Policy Liaison in Beijing and Shanghai in 2011. Leah enjoys writing, and has written for various mediums including newspapers, encyclopedias, radio, poetry magazines, and the web. Originally from Palo Alto, California, Leah is excited to move to New York City, where her family first entered through Ellis Island in the 1860’s, and then settled into the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. With her New York and Taiwanese heritage, Leah is excited to work with the international community at WYA.