Bess Palmisciano went from West African tourist to partner when she founded RAIN in 2001. Previously an attorney, Bess has spent the last decade dividing her time between Niger and the Seacoast area of New Hampshire. She was named by New Hampshire Magazine as one of the state's "Remarkable Women of the World" for 2011.
Julia has a writing and acting background in international theater and film. She holds a B.A. in Fine Arts from San Diego State University and studied with The Actors' Studio in NYC. She is a certified MT and began her career in non profit development with the San Diego Repertory Theatre in 2007.
Bethany holds a B.S. in Law and Public Policy from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. After several years working in the corporate realm, she transitioned into the non profit world in 2007 when she began her career with RAIN. Bethany lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two daughters.
RAIN for the Sahel and Sahara is a nonprofit 501(c)3 working to make a lasting difference in Africa.