Rita Continakis is a mother to two beautiful daughters and, though born in Montreal, now lives and works in Athens. She's been involved with the refugee crisis since last year and is Allied Aid's "hands and ears" on the ground, working with refugees and at the camps every single day. One of her favorite moments doing this work was the week she met Natalie, James, Lily and Haley and eventually starting Allied Aid. According to Rita, "We are a bad ass team, and nobody can stop us." James Woody Faircloth is a father of four with 25 years of experience as a telecommunications executive, presently with Comcast/NBC. He has two daughters who he says hung the sun and the moon, and his sons attend(ed) USMA West Point. Their selfless commitment to others inspired him to try and make the world a better place. James lives in Denver, CO but was raised in Winston-Salem, NC where he graduated from Wake Forest University. He later earned an MBA from Webster University and strives to uphold Wake Forest's motto, "Pro Humanitate," which means "For Humanity" and is often heard as a call to service. Natalie Feulner is a mother and journalist living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She loves hiking and coffee, but usually not at the same time. Her favorite memories of working in Greece include dancing alongside refugees and volunteers at the Piraeus port during a solidarity event and more recently, building out a bathroom at the Oinofyta camp school. Lily Kimbel is a San Francisco Bay Area native with 13+ years of experience in higher education administration. She loves traveling anywhere and everywhere; communicating in new languages and making others laugh in the process; and identifying solutions to complex problems and seeing them through. Her favorite memories of Greece are singing silly songs with the little girls at the port and sitting near the Acropolis, watching the kites fly and the sun set. Haley Sides is a photographer and mother living in Washington DC. She loves traveling, playing ukulele, and urban hiking (this absolutely counts as hiking, says Haley). Haley and her family lived in the UK prior to moving to DC. While living in London, Haley took several trip to volunteer at refugee camps in Greece. A few of her most cherished memories from volunteering include singing and playing music with refugees, drinking Arabic coffee while exchanging English and Arabic language lessons with families, and playing games and other activities with children. Jen Capasso, mother of two, lives in Seattle. For 10 years, she has worked for Expedia, a place she loves, as she believes travel is the gateway to open-mindedness and acceptance. She is an avid follower of world affairs, and the deep humanitarian impacts of this crisis called her to action. Last June and July, she volunteered in refugee camps across Greece, bringing Sun Safe aid for Allied Aid. The highlights of the trip included connections with refugee children who reminded her so much of her own, and meeting the incredible network of volunteers from around the world. Without the hope they bringe, this crisis would be insurmountably worse.