Rachael Fink -President   My name is Rachael Fink, and I am a senior studying French, International Studies, and Russian Central Eurasian Studies with a Russian language minor at Wittenberg University. This year, I have the incredible opportunity to serve as President of LNI. After having attended my first LNI pack my Freshman year where I learned so much about Lesotho, I fell in love with the mission of our organization. I had the opportunity to travel to Lesotho this summer, witness the beautiful country, and experience and learn about the rich culture, language, history, and traditions of the Basotho people. Being in Lesotho and encountering numerous children eating our LNI meals were some of my most cherished memories from our journey there. My trip to Lesotho made everything I do at Wittenberg with LNI increasingly more meaningful, since I now know the names of the children receiving our meals. I know their faces, I know who their siblings are, the way they dance, their favorite colors, etc. and this makes everything so much more significant. My love and passion for the mission of LNI continues to grow each day; I made connections and lasting friendships with the Basotho people that I will forever cherish. Words will never adequately describe how much LNI means to me, and how invested I am in the beautiful country of Lesotho. Lesotho has a piece of my heart and I cannot wait to see all that we are able to accomplish this year. Thanks for coming on this journey with us! Kaofela Rea Tsoana (“We Are All the Same”).

Rachael Fink -President

My name is Rachael Fink, and I am a senior studying French, International Studies, and Russian Central Eurasian Studies with a Russian language minor at Wittenberg University. This year, I have the incredible opportunity to serve as President of LNI. After having attended my first LNI pack my Freshman year where I learned so much about Lesotho, I fell in love with the mission of our organization. I had the opportunity to travel to Lesotho this summer, witness the beautiful country, and experience and learn about the rich culture, language, history, and traditions of the Basotho people. Being in Lesotho and encountering numerous children eating our LNI meals were some of my most cherished memories from our journey there. My trip to Lesotho made everything I do at Wittenberg with LNI increasingly more meaningful, since I now know the names of the children receiving our meals. I know their faces, I know who their siblings are, the way they dance, their favorite colors, etc. and this makes everything so much more significant. My love and passion for the mission of LNI continues to grow each day; I made connections and lasting friendships with the Basotho people that I will forever cherish. Words will never adequately describe how much LNI means to me, and how invested I am in the beautiful country of Lesotho. Lesotho has a piece of my heart and I cannot wait to see all that we are able to accomplish this year. Thanks for coming on this journey with us! Kaofela Rea Tsoana (“We Are All the Same”).

Destiny Paulen - VP of Marketing   Lumela! Hi! My name is Destiny Paulen and I am a junior at Wittenberg this year. I am double majoring in Biology and Spanish and following the pre-med track. This year, I will be spending my time tutoring in Spanish, assisting in the General Biology lab, and organizing the social media, website, and marketing for LNI. Before coming to Wittenberg, a family friend introduced me to the Lesotho Nutrition Initiative, an organization she co-founded. After a few meetings and my first packing event, I found a love for what this organization does. I am so excited to be a part of something that is actually helping the world. This summer, I spent a month in Lesotho, and I loved every second. I now know some of the kids and families that receive our meals, and that makes my work in LNI even more special. My position in LNI gives me the opportunity to show the world what our organization does, and help them become a part of our work. As VP of Marketing, I hope to make our nonprofit successful and notable throughout the online world.

Destiny Paulen - VP of Marketing

Lumela! Hi! My name is Destiny Paulen and I am a junior at Wittenberg this year. I am double majoring in Biology and Spanish and following the pre-med track. This year, I will be spending my time tutoring in Spanish, assisting in the General Biology lab, and organizing the social media, website, and marketing for LNI. Before coming to Wittenberg, a family friend introduced me to the Lesotho Nutrition Initiative, an organization she co-founded. After a few meetings and my first packing event, I found a love for what this organization does. I am so excited to be a part of something that is actually helping the world. This summer, I spent a month in Lesotho, and I loved every second. I now know some of the kids and families that receive our meals, and that makes my work in LNI even more special. My position in LNI gives me the opportunity to show the world what our organization does, and help them become a part of our work. As VP of Marketing, I hope to make our nonprofit successful and notable throughout the online world.

Amy Brennan - VP of Operations   My name is Amy Brennan and I am a junior here at Witt with a double major in Math and Physics. This year I am holding the VP of Operations position in LNI after having been a member for about a year and a half. I spend most of my time at packs doing the heavy lifting and miscellaneous activities to make sure that things run smoothly, which are the reasons that I felt very comfortable continuing those responsibilities as VP. Ever since I started working with LNI and the people in our family, I knew I had found a passion and dedication that became so much more real when I went to Lesotho on the 2019 trip with Dr. Rosenberg and 27 others students, including our President and other VPs. We've fallen in love with the country and the people such as Dr. Rosenberg did so many years ago, and I personally hope that LNI continues to grow and help more of the Basotho.If you see me on campus and want to learn about LNI, just ask! I will be happy to tell you more. Join us at some packs and remember, we are all the same.

Amy Brennan - VP of Operations

My name is Amy Brennan and I am a junior here at Witt with a double major in Math and Physics. This year I am holding the VP of Operations position in LNI after having been a member for about a year and a half. I spend most of my time at packs doing the heavy lifting and miscellaneous activities to make sure that things run smoothly, which are the reasons that I felt very comfortable continuing those responsibilities as VP. Ever since I started working with LNI and the people in our family, I knew I had found a passion and dedication that became so much more real when I went to Lesotho on the 2019 trip with Dr. Rosenberg and 27 others students, including our President and other VPs. We've fallen in love with the country and the people such as Dr. Rosenberg did so many years ago, and I personally hope that LNI continues to grow and help more of the Basotho.If you see me on campus and want to learn about LNI, just ask! I will be happy to tell you more. Join us at some packs and remember, we are all the same.

Maya Kraus- VP of Finance   Hi! I am Maya Kraus and I am the VP of Finance for LNI. I am currently a Business Management and International Studies major with minors in woman’s studies and political science. I joined LNI because Dr. Rosenberg gave me an opportunity to intern and work on the logistics of the warehouse and orders.

Maya Kraus- VP of Finance

Hi! I am Maya Kraus and I am the VP of Finance for LNI. I am currently a Business Management and International Studies major with minors in woman’s studies and political science. I joined LNI because Dr. Rosenberg gave me an opportunity to intern and work on the logistics of the warehouse and orders.

Josie Paazig - Content Creator   My name is Josie Paazig and I am a sophomore Biology major. I am on the Women’s Tennis Team here at Wittenberg and also a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Last year I learned about an organization called LNI and their mission to aid the Basotho people through conducting meal packing events. As I began to learn more and more about the people they were helping, I fell more and more in love with the goals of the organization and am excited to help better spread their mission this year.

Josie Paazig - Content Creator

My name is Josie Paazig and I am a sophomore Biology major. I am on the Women’s Tennis Team here at Wittenberg and also a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Last year I learned about an organization called LNI and their mission to aid the Basotho people through conducting meal packing events. As I began to learn more and more about the people they were helping, I fell more and more in love with the goals of the organization and am excited to help better spread their mission this year.


Alexandra Joseph - Website Manager   Hi! I'm Alexandra Joseph and I am a junior double majoring in Entrepreneurship and International Studies here at Wittenberg. I'm in LNI because I'm always looking for another way to help people and this seemed like a great opportunity. LNI has truly impacted my life in a way no other service project has and I feel we've also impacted lives in an effective way in Lesotho. I look forward to this year and serving you as Website Manager!

Alexandra Joseph - Website Manager

Hi! I'm Alexandra Joseph and I am a junior double majoring in Entrepreneurship and International Studies here at Wittenberg. I'm in LNI because I'm always looking for another way to help people and this seemed like a great opportunity. LNI has truly impacted my life in a way no other service project has and I feel we've also impacted lives in an effective way in Lesotho. I look forward to this year and serving you as Website Manager!

Brooke Dill - Website Manager   Lumela! My name is Brooke Dill and I am a sophomore studying Exercise Science with a double minor in Spanish and Psychology on track for graduate school for physical therapy. I play softball here at Witt and represent softball in the Student Athletic Advisory Committee. I am the Sophomore Class President for Student Senate and am also a member of LNI. I quickly became involved in LNI my freshman year after going to the first meeting on a whim. I quickly fell in love with our mission and wanted to do more. Before I knew it I was on a plane to Lesotho. I fell deeper into love as I experienced the impact our work was making. Between the beauty of the country, its people, and its culture, Lesotho quickly found a place in my heart. This only drives my passion for what we do in LNI and now that I am home I am ready to serve LNI and keep pushing our efforts to further help the Basotho people. I will never forget the moment I saw the children in Ramabanta eat our LNI meals, and that moment is what drives me every day to ensure our mission is fulfilled!

Brooke Dill - Website Manager

Lumela! My name is Brooke Dill and I am a sophomore studying Exercise Science with a double minor in Spanish and Psychology on track for graduate school for physical therapy. I play softball here at Witt and represent softball in the Student Athletic Advisory Committee. I am the Sophomore Class President for Student Senate and am also a member of LNI. I quickly became involved in LNI my freshman year after going to the first meeting on a whim. I quickly fell in love with our mission and wanted to do more. Before I knew it I was on a plane to Lesotho. I fell deeper into love as I experienced the impact our work was making. Between the beauty of the country, its people, and its culture, Lesotho quickly found a place in my heart. This only drives my passion for what we do in LNI and now that I am home I am ready to serve LNI and keep pushing our efforts to further help the Basotho people. I will never forget the moment I saw the children in Ramabanta eat our LNI meals, and that moment is what drives me every day to ensure our mission is fulfilled!

Grace Fischer - Public Relations   Lumela! (Hello!) My name is Grace Fischer and I am a senior History major with a triple minor in Archaeology, French and Music. My position in LNI this year is Partner Relations along with Antonia Turner. I’m a member of LNI because I had friends who were involved in the organization and encouraged me to become further involved and once I started helping out with packs I became attached to the message and the story of LNI and the Basotho people we are helping with the meals. I was also asked by Dr. Rosenberg to go on the summer Lesotho trip this past summer and after some deliberation with close friends and family I decided to go on the trip, and it was the best thing I could have imagined for my summer. It really connected me further to the purpose of LNI and the passion to continue working to pack meals to send over to our partners in Lesotho. I have also gained a strong connection to Lesotho as a country and want to share that with our packing partners during the school year. I am thrilled to be a part of the LNI team as Partner Relations, while also being involved with Alpha Xi Delta sorority, Wittenberg Singers and being Interfaith Senator.

Grace Fischer - Public Relations

Lumela! (Hello!) My name is Grace Fischer and I am a senior History major with a triple minor in Archaeology, French and Music. My position in LNI this year is Partner Relations along with Antonia Turner. I’m a member of LNI because I had friends who were involved in the organization and encouraged me to become further involved and once I started helping out with packs I became attached to the message and the story of LNI and the Basotho people we are helping with the meals. I was also asked by Dr. Rosenberg to go on the summer Lesotho trip this past summer and after some deliberation with close friends and family I decided to go on the trip, and it was the best thing I could have imagined for my summer. It really connected me further to the purpose of LNI and the passion to continue working to pack meals to send over to our partners in Lesotho. I have also gained a strong connection to Lesotho as a country and want to share that with our packing partners during the school year. I am thrilled to be a part of the LNI team as Partner Relations, while also being involved with Alpha Xi Delta sorority, Wittenberg Singers and being Interfaith Senator.

Antonia Turner- Public Relations   Hello! My name is Antonia Turner. I am the partner relations manager of LNI. I am majoring in Psychology and Sociology with a Criminology concentration. I am also a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority, along with Student alumni association, and part of the honors program. The reason I joined LNI is because after my first pack at Wittenberg I fell in love with what the organization stood for. After going on the Lesotho trip in 2019, I was able to see our meals being made, I was able to serve and watch the kids eat the meals. After being able to see where are meals go, and watch the kids scoop handfuls of the rice into their mouth, it made me want to be apart of LNI just that much more. LNI is a great organization and I am very excited to continue packing and serve as your partner relations manager this year!

Antonia Turner- Public Relations

Hello! My name is Antonia Turner. I am the partner relations manager of LNI. I am majoring in Psychology and Sociology with a Criminology concentration. I am also a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority, along with Student alumni association, and part of the honors program. The reason I joined LNI is because after my first pack at Wittenberg I fell in love with what the organization stood for. After going on the Lesotho trip in 2019, I was able to see our meals being made, I was able to serve and watch the kids eat the meals. After being able to see where are meals go, and watch the kids scoop handfuls of the rice into their mouth, it made me want to be apart of LNI just that much more. LNI is a great organization and I am very excited to continue packing and serve as your partner relations manager this year!

Charlotte Hurst- Grant Coordinator   Hi, my name is Charlotte Hurst and I am the Grant Coordinator for LNI. I am a junior with a major in International Studies. I have always made sure that my life was surrounded by meaningful service and that’s exactly what LNI is. I became a part of LNI halfway through my first year on campus because of the passion that I felt from other members, their love for what they were doing inspired me! As soon as I attended my first pack I was hooked and I haven’t looked back since.

Charlotte Hurst- Grant Coordinator

Hi, my name is Charlotte Hurst and I am the Grant Coordinator for LNI. I am a junior with a major in International Studies. I have always made sure that my life was surrounded by meaningful service and that’s exactly what LNI is. I became a part of LNI halfway through my first year on campus because of the passion that I felt from other members, their love for what they were doing inspired me! As soon as I attended my first pack I was hooked and I haven’t looked back since.

 

Mckenzie Cook- Fundraising Chair   Lumela! I am Mckenzie Cook and I am the fundraising chair for LNI. I am a junior Exercise Science major with a Biology minor going on the track of Occupational therapy. I am a member of the Wittenberg Co-Ed Cheerleading squad and serve as their secretary this year. How I got involved with LNI is that this past summer I was honored to go on the 2019 Summer Lesotho trip with Dr. Rosenberg, and I realized I couldn’t stop there. All of the people in Lesotho were so caring and loving I knew I had to continue the work with LNI. I fell in love with all of the people and the culture I was drawn in. I was so enlightened by the Basotho culture in coming back to the states, I wanted to continue my impact all the way from home. I’m looking forward to being the Fundraising Chair!!

Mckenzie Cook- Fundraising Chair

Lumela! I am Mckenzie Cook and I am the fundraising chair for LNI. I am a junior Exercise Science major with a Biology minor going on the track of Occupational therapy. I am a member of the Wittenberg Co-Ed Cheerleading squad and serve as their secretary this year. How I got involved with LNI is that this past summer I was honored to go on the 2019 Summer Lesotho trip with Dr. Rosenberg, and I realized I couldn’t stop there. All of the people in Lesotho were so caring and loving I knew I had to continue the work with LNI. I fell in love with all of the people and the culture I was drawn in. I was so enlightened by the Basotho culture in coming back to the states, I wanted to continue my impact all the way from home. I’m looking forward to being the Fundraising Chair!!

Aaron Moore- Warehouse Manager   My name is Aaron Moore and I am a junior studying International Studies and Philosophy. After participating in the 24-hour pack-a-thon I wanted to learn more about this amazing organization so I decided to join and am extremely happy I did. This club has allowed me to meet so many amazing people and helped me travel the world all while making a difference. I can't wait to further my experience with LNI as the Warehouse Manager this year and help lead the organization I have been lucky to be a part of.

Aaron Moore- Warehouse Manager

My name is Aaron Moore and I am a junior studying International Studies and Philosophy. After participating in the 24-hour pack-a-thon I wanted to learn more about this amazing organization so I decided to join and am extremely happy I did. This club has allowed me to meet so many amazing people and helped me travel the world all while making a difference. I can't wait to further my experience with LNI as the Warehouse Manager this year and help lead the organization I have been lucky to be a part of.

Carter Pierce- Secretary   Hi I am Carter and I'm a History Major, Education Minor. I'm from Akron, Ohio. Fun fact while I was in Lesotho I thought a baby pig was a puppy. I chose to be apart of LNI because this organization is all about being something bigger than yourself. There is nothing more rewarding than knowing that you are making such an incredible impact on the lives of the children in Lesotho.

Carter Pierce- Secretary

Hi I am Carter and I'm a History Major, Education Minor. I'm from Akron, Ohio. Fun fact while I was in Lesotho I thought a baby pig was a puppy. I chose to be apart of LNI because this organization is all about being something bigger than yourself. There is nothing more rewarding than knowing that you are making such an incredible impact on the lives of the children in Lesotho.

 
 

Board of Directors:

President/Executive Director: Scott Rosenberg
Vice President/Public Relations: Ali Kukovich 
Treasurer: Laura Harrison 
Grant Writing: Becky Schmitthenner 
Fundraising: Kelsie Arlin 
Nutritionist: Leighanne Main 
In-country Liaison: Thabo Mosoeunyane 
Secretary: Leighanne Main 
Student President: Rachael Fink 
At large board members: Crystal Rosenberg, Annie Fort, Maddy O’Malley, Jhena Kowaleski, Angela Galbraith, Chloe Bradburn, Justin Unternaher