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Meet the Team


Jessica A. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Academic Advisor

Tina Stege

International Liaison

MEI Board of Directors

Lori Williamson

Wana Bing

Sevin Gallo, Ph.D., Secretary

Paul Lokebol Swington

MEI by the numbers:

  • 1st Marshallese-focused 501(c)(3) nonprofit service organization established in Arkansas, est. July 2013 

  • 6 full-time and 2 part-time Marshallese staff

  • Received 501(c)(3) status in May 2014

  • 12,000+ - Marshallese residing in NWA, where MEI is based 

  • Oct 2018 - opened the Marshallese Resource and Educational Center (MREC) - a one-stop-shop to directly serve Marshallese residents

  • 1st major event: Nuclear Remembrance Day 2014: Reflect. Honor. Educate., Feb. 28, 2014

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