Our Team

Meet our amazing team! 

Raina Fox - Interim Executive Director

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Raina Fox, MA, is a programs and partnerships specialist with over a decade's experience in the US, India, Jordan, and Australia managing collaborative, high impact, globally celebrated programs that elevate marginalized voices and build movements for sustainable social change.

In addition to serving as BNID's interim Executive Director, Raina is Grants Administrator for Oxfam America's US Domestic Programs and an Adviser for Millennium Campus Network, where from 2015 - 2018 she lead program development and partnerships to advance MCN's vision of a generation of global development professionals who are more ethical, effective, and engaged. She recently returned to Boston after completing a Rotary Peace Fellowship, completing a (second) MA in Peace and Conflict Studies in Australia, and work with UNDP Arab States in Jordan supporting innovation for development across the region.

Education: BA Macalester College, MA Brown University, MA University of Queensland (Australia)

Expertise: Peacebuilding and Conflict transformation, Program management, Leadership development

Sharon Rajadurai - Program Associate Intern

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Sharon Rajadurai is BNID’s Summer Program Associate Intern. She is entering her final year of undergraduate studies at Suffolk University College of Arts and Sciences where she is pursing her Bachelor of Arts with a major in Government and concentration in International Relations. She is passionate about sustainable and local asset centered international development, and has spent the past few years interning for various non profits in Massachusetts and Washington D.C. Apart from her role at BNID, Sharon is also the Social Justice Intern at New England International Donors, a Boston based donor network for international philanthropists.  

Interests: Immigration/Refugees, Child & youth development, Donor education and impact  

Vladimir Grenkov - Director of Technology

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Vladimir Grenkov is BNID’s Director of Technology. He graduated from University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts and Boston University with an Master of Arts in 2010, both in Economics. A voracious programmer since the age of 10, he combines his economic acumen and coding to tackle problems in business operations, tech administration and marketing. Vlad co-founded Pixel Machinery, a technical consultancy, programming, and design shop. He also teaches Principles of Economics and International Economics courses at Fisher College.

Dmitry Zharkov - Marketing Associate

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Dmitry Zharkov is BNID’s Marketing Associate. Dmitry graduated Summa Cum Laude from Suffolk University Sawyer Business School with a B.S. in Finance in 2017. Besides interest in international development and volunteering, Dmitry served as an Associate intern at IEC Partners, where he worked on go-to market strategy and fundraising activities for international startups in Educational Technology, Marine Products Manufacturing, and Fin-Tech.

Syrga Kanatbek kyzy - Strategic Planning Coordinator Intern

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Syrga Kanatbek kyzy is Strategic Planning Coordination Intern for Summer 2020 at BNID. Currently, she is earning an M.A. in Sustainable International Development and an M.S. in Global Health Policy and Management with the concentration in Health Systems from the Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. After completing my education and gaining relevant practical experience, it is my goal to return to my home country to work toward alleviating the health care deficiencies faced by rural communities and improving their socio-economic conditions. Previously, I have interned at the USAID in Kyrgyzstan and American Councils for International Education in Washington D.C. In addition to her position at BNID, Syrga is a Programme Assistant for the project Mapping Nature for People and Planet by UNDP and National Geographic Society (NGS).

Interests: Health/Education/Environmental Policy, Rural Development