MESA Steward Review

Status MESA Notes: MESA Notes - Internal First Name (Given Name) Middle Name(s) (If Any) Edit
Alumni

3/30 arrival. 2/21: enrolled/emailed Course login info. 2/2: Fedexed visa docs. 1/30: sent Andrew the 7002/awaiting signature before sending visa packet. Paid CAAP fee (finally!).referred by Natalia Escobar; checklist on file. Clark farm invitation sent 12/1, accepted w/Agrmt, Lauren needs to issue invoice and ds2019 draft

Wilson Ricardo
Rejected

2/2: Lauren emailed Lamine that altho ECNG was a possibility, I can't find housing for him and Fatou and that their ages make it hard to secure another host option.

MOUHAMADOU LAMINE
Alumni

Kevin has been nominated to join MESA by G-Biack, our partner NGO in Thika, Kenya.

10/6: Ellen confirmed extension, with stipend adjustment, thru 3/14/18. 2/21: emailed CAAP invoice and Loan/Scholarship Agreement to Extended full year. Kevin 2/10: emailed 7002 to Ellen. 2/9: Checklist on file. rec'd agmt. prepping DS docs. scholarship request pending? 2/7: sent invite. 1/26: Ellen B. plans to invite him based on Samuel's rec. Awaiting GR's updated TP...7/5/16: rec'd G-Biack checklist, MESA is approving his app.

Kevin
Alumni

Extended full year. 11/4 relocated from Rodale>ECNG/ 3/13/17: Start.

Hendro
Rejected

Rolino successfully completed his first year U.S. program and is an excellent candidate for the Next Level Program in 2017.

Visa rejected. not sure yet if he'll re-apply...P42 interested/will skype him.

Rolino
Alumni

Paul successfully completed MESA's first year U.S. program in biointensive agriculture and he's a great candidate for the Next Level Program.

Extension approved. Moved from Tequio>Mendo Meats on 11/1. 2/2: Fedexed visa docs. 1/30 need draft conf. from Paul, sent 7002 to Hunter, rec'd Steward Agmt, Hunter paid both sides NLP fee

Paul Simiyu
Alumni

Mariana is already in the U.S. She transferred her visa to MESA's program, but the long process caused us to lose her original Host assignment. Seeking placement now.

10/31 program done, awaiting Exit eval. 2/10: called to pester ERic for ds signature...almost done...Mariana was originally assigned to ECNG but after 3 days she realized it wasn't for her. She joined Eric and Miri for landscaping/permaculture training in Jan., and we made it "official" w/ their Host app/TP as of 2/1/2017.

Mariana
Rejected

Manjula successfully completed a 6-month U.S. program and is an excellent candidate for the Next Level Program in 2018.

12/4 - awaiting Consul decision of visa re-application...Visa rejected after one month decsion process (!). try again??7/18 rec'd fee, send Ds draft / 7/12: ret'd agreement, accepted ECNG invitation.

Manjula Priyankara Senanayaka
Alumni

Francis already has his visa in hand and is ready to join MESA now. His candidacy is supported by a trusted MESA colleague and Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana.

Joining SFF. Awaiting their Host mats, then need to revise his DS forms.

Francis
Rejected

MESA staff Skype-interviewed Seyi and find him to be an excellent candidate for a multi-species livestock and/or diversified farm assignment. Available anytime. Seeks one year placement.

5/31: Agmt rec'd. invoiced CAAPX. 5/17: sent Deck's revised TP, Dec. 2018 start date.

Seyi Bidemi
Rejected

Failed visa interview. Anita has been carefully screened and nominated by MESA's trusted Global partner NGO: REVSODEP-Ghana.

4/6: Visa rejected. MESA to Fedex revised visa packet w/ May 20 start date for another try...3/14: waiting for Host 7002 sig, then ready to Fedex docs 3/13: rec'd scholarhsip/loan request, sent invoice. 3/9: sent Heartwood invitation. 2/6: checklist completed and filed, but too big to upload. 1/31: asked ernest to complete the checklist.

Anita
Rejected

Sammy has been interviewed by MESA staff and has very good references. MESA feels that Sammy will be a great participant for a diversified vegetable Host.

3/5: wound up going to LaSalle dairy (via another JI, I guess). too bad, seemed like a grat guy but MESA couldn't secure a Host placement after months of waiting...

Samwel Mkali
Rejected

Lauren Skyped him. too easily agitated, aggressive. MESA to refund his $75 app. fee.

Obaidullah
Rejected

app. fee pending...Lauren sent rejection notice on 1/3/2017

Almustapha
Alumni

intends to return to Ke'ei Mauka

4/16 arrival. 2/10: emailed 2019 draft to Lino, sent Chuck/Nina Lino's NLP app. invoice and 7002 2/9: finally rec'd agmt. 1/3: Lauren emailed Step 3 info. to Lino on 1/6/2017, should receive his signed Agreement by 1/13/2017...

Lino Eulalio
Rejected

Alain has been nominated by MESA's trusted Global Partner NGO in Senegal.

Seems like a solid candidate! But he never responded to MESA's request to confirm his interest in joining later in 2017, so I assume he's moved on...

Alain Christian
Rejected

David successfully completed MESA's first level U.S. program in 2014 and is an excellent candidate for the Next Level Program in 2017.

3/13: David w/d due to family obligations. Altho he had a great placement offer, it took forever to receive an invitation, and maybe he was also hoping for more $$..? Told him to contact us in Sept. if he wants to apply for 2018. 3/9: sent Heartwood invitation. Former EA intern.

David
Rejected

Lauren emailed 1/3/17 that we could not proceed with his application.

Alex
Rejected

Lander has been recruited and carefully screened by a trusted MESA alum in Peru.

3/3: Jose H. created a huge mess with his 2 candidates, who wound up withdrawing due to misleading info. given them by jose...1/31: asked Jose to complete the checklist. 1/26: Jose H. referral. wants 2Gander. I left a vm for Trey Flemming. 1/3/2017: Lauren emailed Jose that Lander's app. is incomplete/requested status update

Lander
Rejected

MESA staff has screened and interviewed this candidate. She is a passionate and capable beginning farmer who already has her own farm.

2/24: DSG wanted to invite her, Skype w/ her but she has not responded to my emails so we're removing her from available status...2/3: great Skype interview. 1/28: pending Skype interview date. 1/26: paid paypal inv. for $75 fee. 1/17/2017: Lauren emailed Next Step/app fee

Jacueline
Rejected

3/6: last month we skyped and she seemed very qualified but completely unaware about sust. ag. I imprssed upon her that MESA is not convntional ag., told her to think about whethr we'r the right choice for her and send me her follow-up, but she never followed-up....2/6: $75 fee paid. awaiting Skype date. 1/26: sent WU info. and also let her know she may need to wait until 2018...1/17 Lauren emailed Step 1/app fee.

Dinara
Rejected

Christian has been recruited and carefully screened by a trusted MESA alum in Peru.

3/3: Jose H. created a huge mess with his 2 candidates, who wound up withdrawing due to misleading info. given them by jose...1/31: asked Jose to complete the checklist.1/26: Jose H. candidate, Wants 2 gander, same as Lander. Lauren left vm for Trey.

Christian Miguel
Rejected

Esther has carefully screened and nominated by G-Biack, MESA's trusted partner NGO in Thika, Kenya.

not sure..."Daughter of Zion"??!

Esther Wambui
Rejected

This candidate has been carefully screened and nominated by G-Biack, MESA's partner NGO in Kenya.

11/14/17: she applied for 2017. Awaiting update from GBIACK about her 2018 status. 1/31: asked Gbiack to complete the checklist.

Catherine Wangui
Alumni

Julia has been carefully screened and nominated by G-Biack, MESA's trusted partner NGO in Kenya.

8/30/2018 Completed. 7/14 rec'd $350 WU receipt for CAAP deposit. 7/11: send Solidarity Invitation. 2/10: Checklist rec'd and on file. 1/31: asked Gbiack to complete the checklist.

Julia
Alumni

Extension thru 3/14/2018. 3/15: Start. 2/21: enrolled/emailed Course login info. 2/2: Fedexed visa docs. 1/30: rec'd Steward agreement, invoiced Frey. sent 7002 to Isabel. 1/25: Frey paid her $75 app. fee, Skyped same week; seems shy but good candidate. This is Isabel Frey's cousin. Lauren emailed Zulay on 1/17 "Step 1" b/c we still need to interview her/make sure she qualifies for the J1.

Zulay
Alumni

This candidate has been carefully screened and nominated by a trusted MESA alum from Ecuador who writes "Bismark is a young professional graduate of the Universidad Agraria del Ecuador, he has been in charge of the family farm and knows rice and maize crops, he also has knowledge of agricultural machinery and irrigation because he works in a company where they sell machinery Agricultural and irrigation equipment.
Bismark also has experience in driving which can be used in a farm where there is agricultural machinery.He is a very hardworking and dedicated young man in the things he performs, he is always willing to learn and likes to give his best in everything he does."

11/13 program done. Pri-mailed Cert.4/14 arrival. 3/15: accepted Heartwood, sent Agmt and $500 WU pmt. 1/31: asked Tyrone to complete the checklist.

Bismark
Alumni

Aubrey is a great candidate who has been screened by MESA staff.

3/1 Start. 2/21: enrolled/emailed Course login info.

Aubrey Lee
Alumni

Nancy has carefully screened and nominated by G-Biack, MESA's trusted partner NGO in Thika, Kenya.

4/13 Started with Peacock Hill, unhappy/isolated, relocated to Clark farm 7/5/17. 3/14 Rec'd agmt. sent 7002 to Mike. Need scholarship form? 3/6: sent her Peacock Hill invite, but mistakenly CCed Ernest instead of GBIACK. emailed GBiack 3/9. 2/10: Checklist on file.1/31: asked Gbiack to complete the checklist. she applied last summer on old system, had her app. moved to new sys., but has since resubmitted this app. so lauren deleted the old version...

Nancy
Rejected

Alex has been personally interviewed, carefully screened and nominated by MESA staff Alexandra Toledo in Cusco, Peru.

See AT's checklist.

Luis Alex
Alumni

Anuradha has been carefully screened and nominated by the Business and Vocational Information Center (BVIC), MESA's partner representative in Sri Lanka.

relocated from HWI>Solidarity in August. 4/14 arrival. 3/14: waiting for Host 7002 sig, then ready to Fedex docs3/10: sent invoice. (mistkenly deleted other notes! Never rec'd BVIC's checklist...

Anuradha Udayanga
Alumni

Angie has been carefully recruited, screened and nominated by a trusted MESA alum in Ecuador.

4/17 Start date. 3/2: rec'd Agrmt and Loan Request. App'd. 2/28: sent Host invite but need to send TP sep..Tyrone's checklist attached--

Angie
Alumni

Frany has been nominated by a trusted MESA alum in Cusco, and screened by a MESA staff member who is also based in Cusco region.

3/14: arr. BOS
1/29 - Agmt ret'd, DS forms prepped, $100 deposit rec'd

1/20/20 sent Clark Farm invitation

Frany
Rejected

wants to join RFC. 2/21: emailed Step 1 w/ RFC info (also CCed Megan).

ANAMIKA MARIANNE
Rejected

7/6: Lauren left vm and emailed his former CAEP coordinator Leila Silviera for recommendation.

Ernst Fredner
Rejected

Marius seeks a diversified livestock placement. He has funding support and a very strong recommendation from Devil's Gulch Ranch, whose owners have worked with him in Haiti.

visa app. rejected 2x. 5/30: rec'd Marius' agmt. 5/8: rec'd refs.& Passport. 2/24: Myriam recruit, with 7K grant support for his travel, insurance and CAAP fee.

Marius Altéus
Rejected

5/16: Lauren uploaded his files for him and sent Step 1 follow-up

Oswaldo
Rejected

5/16: Lauren sent Step 1 email

Bobir
Rejected

6/2: Lauren emailed Step 1

Njietue Numbibou
Alumni

program concludes 11/30.

Xochitl Victoria
Rejected

I sent him the Skype fee info. last summer and didn't har back from him until Jan. 2018, asking about his seed internship status..I emailed him to ask if he paid the fee.

Sainath Gummi
Alumni

Karina is the sister of a MESA Steward alumna.

8/30/2018 Completed. 7/20: $1200 loan approval. Agmt. rec'd. Invoiced $650 deposit. Steward alum Mariuxi Morocho's sister.

Karina
Rejected

flaked...

Thi Thanh Nguyet
Alumni

8/24/2018 Completed. 2/23: relocated to Buttercup. 7/31: sent Rodale invite. Trung nominee.

Tho
Alumni

12/21: invoiced CAAPX. Highly motivated, friendly candidate who seeks a Biodynamic placement with his wife, Mei Lee. Both Mei Lei and spouse intend to start a BD farm in Malaysia upon program completion. This couple has some hands-on market garden experience with more extensive experience in organic product sales.

2/27 SFO arrival. 1/17: Fedexed packet. 12/19: Live Pwr invite. Skyped 9/28/17.

Yeat Hing
Alumni

12/21: invoiced CAAPX. Highly motivated, friendly candidate who seeks a Biodynamic placement with her husband, Yeat Hing. Both Mei Lei and spouse intend to start a BD farm in Malaysia upon program completion. Both have some hands-on market garden experience with more extensive experience in organic product sales.

2/27 SFO arrival. 1/17: Fedexed packet.12/19: Live Pwr invite. Meadowlark Hearth? Lauren interviewed/skyped with her and Yeat Hing. Farms she is in terested in, cut from her app: Mesa Affiliate Program - NABDAP Mentor Farm (First choice) - Remembrance farm (NH), (Second) - High Moving school Gardens (NH), (Third) - Summerfield Waldorf School and farm (CA), (Fourth) - Hawthorne Valley Farm (NH), (Fifth)- Hopes Edge Farm(ME), (Sixth) – Temple Wilton Community farm (NH).

Mei Lee
Rejected

10/3: emailed MESA Steward application status/ delete app. by 10/15 if not submitted.

Vahid
Rejected FORTUNE UBA
Alumni

Arr. 1/20, office orientation 1/22.

Rodrigo
Rejected

He w/d his app. after long wait, no good leads for paying HI permaculure or BD Hosts. Solid candidate, seeking BD Host/ Hawaii placement. View Truong's video interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgFvuRRadSs&feature=em-upload_owner

wants HI or warm clime. perm or BD. 12/7 declined LRUF invitation. Not recruited but interviewed by Trung in person while he was in Vietnam.

Truong Trinh
Alumni

Gaston has been carefully screened and nominated by MESA staff in Peru.

2/15 emailed Taproot invite. Marvila's brother. Asked Landisdale to consider; prefers East coast.

Gaston Quispe
Rejected

This candidate has been recruited and nominated by MESA's trusted program representative (and Steward alum) in Ecuador.

2/28: Tyrone said she hasn't been in touch so we're dropping her from the roster. Tyrone nominee.

Estefania
Rejected

MESA staff has Skype-interviewed this candidate, verified his references, and can make a solid recommendation for a prospective, small-scale Host with diversified crop production.

2/16: Failed visa. refunded $1200 to brother. DS-draft confirmed, awaiting Christ sigs.

Mamadou
Rejected

L. emailed him no-go on 12/1/2017

Alex World
Terminated

MESA staff has interviewed Issack and verified his references. He is an engaging and enthusiastic beginning farmer.

2/25: emailed Step 3 for Rodale.

Issack Alexander
Rejected

This candidate has been recruited and nominated by MESA's trusted program representative (and Steward alum) in Ecuador.

1/15 sent prelim. invite and host mats w/ Skype requirement. Solidarity's 1st choice. Requires Skype interview with them before inviting. Tyrone nominee. checklist attached.

Jose Suarez
Rejected

Juan has been carefully screened and nominated by MESA staff in Peru.

VISA REJECTED> 4/7 sent Ke'ei invitation

Juan Carlos
Rejected

This candidate has been recruited and nominated by MESA's trusted program representative (and Steward alum) in Ecuador.

Failed visa interview 2x due to English and also had his $$650 CAAPX deposit waylaid by WU fraud...

Inti
Rejected

This candidate has been recruited and nominated by MESA's trusted program representative (and Steward alum) in Ecuador.

Solidarity's 2nd choice. Requires Skype interview with them before inviting. Tyrone nominee. checklist attached.

Jhonny
Rejected

Justo is an alum Steward applying for our Next Level Program. He's a hard-working family farmer and we would love to welcome him back for the 2018 season! Note: Justo is religiously observant and does not work on Saturdays.

2/19: DS docs prepped. Fee pending. Agmt Rc'd but needs re-do. Invoiced NLP fee. 2/12: sent Landis invite. NLP. Probably Landis, but we need Dan's improved TP...

Justo Pastor
Rejected

This candidate has been carefully interviewed and nominated by MESA's trusted staff in Peru.

w/d b/c she accepted an academic internship in TN. Ugas referral.

Thalia
Rejected

MESA internal:

Zaireen Eliud
Rejected

This candidate has been carefully interviewed and nominated by MESA's trusted staff in Peru.

1/19: ISSUED ds draft (in folder) and sent urgent request for fee update before sharing draft. 1/12-agmt rec'd. emailed Step 4. 1/4 emailed Maria and MR re: mia status. ANPE. 12/19 Landis invite

Osbaldo
Alumni

Carmen has been carefully screened and nominated by MESA staff in Peru.

End Date: 4/30/2019
ANPE. Sent her app to Rodale and Solidarity.

Carmen
Alumni

He gave his deposit to Michelle. 12/21: invoice/Step 4 sent. Agmt rec'd. 12/4 sent Clark invitation. Ruben's brother, Clark Farm wants to host him.

Javier
Rejected

Reynaldo is a trusted alum applying for advanced training opportunities.

Wife got pregnant...Probably Landis, but we need Dan's improved TP...

Reynaldo
Alumni

Rolly has been carefully screened and nominated by MESA staff in Peru.

Dpt date: 4/30/2019. 2/19: DS docs prepped.2/17 Agmt rec'd. 2/13: sent P42 invite

Rolly Kevin
Alumni

Arrives LAX 9/25/2019.

G-Biack nominee

6/28 sent SF invitation

7/2 Agmt ret’d, invoiced deposit

Cecilia
Rejected

Beatrice comes highly recommended by MESA's trusted parter NGO in Kenya.

9/12/2019 update: Approved but moving back to pending for now: didn't secure 2019 placement and awaiting follow-up from GBIACK re: 2020. 3/1: GR invited, then G-Biack revoked... G-Biack nominee

Beatrice Wamuyu
Rejected

1/15: emailed re: age and late app. asked for more info.

Wilbert
Rejected

Sesan is personable, is currently employed in farming, has livestock experience, a strong commitment to integrated farming systms and is a solid candidate for a sustainable diversified farm or cow dairy.

5/8/2019: I replied to his update request /emailed Sesan ATTRA info.

1/2/2019: his app. was up for 6+ months w/o any host interest. I'm moving it to pending status for now...6/4: emailed him and Sent Solidarity his app. 1/2: pmt. conf. rec'd. emailed Step 2. 12/18 emailed Step1

Sesan
Rejected

9/12/19 update: we've been out of comms for several months. I'm moving his app. to pending for now until/unless he resurfaces...6/28: unsure if he Skyped w/ Solidarity., emailed him about Deck. 6/4: emailed him and Sent Solidarity his app. Skyped and app'd for contender status. See his file for checklist. His brother also provided support letter for his expenses.

Omoleye
Alumni

2/19: DS docs prepped. Agmt rec'd. emailed CAAPX deposit invoice. 2/7: sent Lockewood invite. see G-Biack checklist.

Joseph
Alumni

2/2 emailed DS draft.

Krit
Rejected

DS docs ready to Fedex

HUGO JAVIER
Alumni

7/30: DS docs ready to Fedex tomorrow (7/31) 7/26: send DS draft. agmt/pmt rec'd 7/25. ..awaiting Steward Agmt for Solidarity. 6/4 emailed follow-up to him and Ellee. 6/1: emailed/Recommended to Solidarity.Skype Interviewed 4/30, checklist filed in his folder.

Richard
Rejected

emailed ~2/20 and said we must hear from her by month's end to confirm her interest, but no reply. 2/4: emailed Step 1

Julia
Rejected

Not a G-Biack candidate. see lauren's Screening checklist.

Njeri
Rejected

6/4 Sent our regrets due mostly to age. MESA internal:gbiack checklist??

Anthony
Alumni

Victory Gardens

Kimberley
Rejected

TEST FORM

Jay Kim
Rejected

6/4 despite many emails and a call, neither she or Hosts followed up with Host mats. self placement, awaiting Host mats

Bihongee
Alumni

Start date: 6/18/2018. self-placement, paid app. fee. Interview scheduled for 4/19.

Hollie
Alumni

09/01/2018 Completed.employee of BelCampo subsidiary in Uruguay.

Juan Manuel
Rejected

andrew at Clark said he was creep toward females and poor work ethic...

Jesus
Rejected

4/17: sent Step 1 w/ age caveat

Damthualkhanmung
Rejected

5/24: emailed No-go. 4/21 Step 0

Alexis
Rejected

Failed visa interview in May and has been incommunicado with reps. ever since...
1/28: sent Tequio's prelim. invite //1/11: DSG invite> declined, but will receive Tequio invite as soon as their TP is ready

Nores Elva
Rejected

He cancelled due to family obs. DS forms voided.

EA intern at VG.

Bumped to 2019 for 8-mo. EA/victory Grnds. Matt needs to submit a new TP.

Omar David
Rejected Lilian
Rejected Godfrey
Rejected Ramadhani
Rejected

??

Angela
Rejected

6/22: emailed him and CCed Ernest. Told him to interview w/ Ernest. 6/4 emailed him to contact us or pay interview fee in Sept. for 2019

Curtis-Shyne
Rejected

I think she's too old and informed J&M

Corina Quispe
Rejected Adedayo Siyanbade
Rejected

he was a no-show for 2/1 hangouts interview...sent Step 0, he was very persistant and wanted to also join NABDAP but we just couldn't make it work...

Khanmung
Alumni

9/5 Visa approved! DS docs ready to Fedex: pending deposit. 7/26- sent host invitation, awaiting agmt

Wilbert
Rejected

Agmt to be given James in Lima/Need to send next steps/invoice. 1/4: Sent F2F invitation.
1/4: Sent F2F invitation.1st choice of FtoF

Joel
Rejected

He totally flaked. Big waste of our time:-( Fedexed packet, still waiting for deposit...7/30: Agmt. and loan request rec'd, awaiting deposit, then send Fedex docs.

Franklin Castro Barzola
Alumni

Samuel is a terrific and farm-experienced Steward alum who is ready for advanced U.S. training beginning in November, 2018 or early 2019.

9/12/19: approved but I’m moving him back to to pending for now. need to circle back with Sam and ECNG re: possibilities for 2019 or 2020, Housing the crux.

Samuel Mukuna
Rejected

LAC confirmed for 2020

10/14/19: Maria will invite him to update his app. for 2020.

9/12/19: awaiting conf. that he wants to join in 2020. Advised Maria to have him update his app.

1/28: rejected Tequio's prelim. invite

Oscar Milton
Alumni

Pepe is currently at a coffee farm in Hawaii. He seeks extend his program with a diversified vegetable or greenhouse placement from mid-March through mid-October.

5/3/2019-Early depart due to monther's health. 3/23: relocated from Ke'ei Mauka to GR

Pepe Rolando
Alumni

Covid extension thru 5/31/2020.

Marion Mutuku
Rejected Adedayo Afolabi
Alumni

Program completed, return home 12/3/2019
1/29 Arrival date. referred by Lunga.

Lulama Mkhize
Rejected Peterline
Rejected

1/3/2019: emailed no go. he contacted Field to fork himself and led me to believe they invited him... R. had weird convoluted comms. w/ MESA and Jessica

Righteous Asare
Alumni

Katrin is currently in the U.S. MESA seeks a 9-10 month training opportunity for Katrin's main training objectives with dairy and/or livestock.

Shortened program and went home on 3/14/2020 due to oral surgery need.

Visa thru Sept. 14, 2020: Relocated to Devil's Gulch on 11/27 for trial period thru 12/16 before final decision and new TP ---
Arrived in August, starts @ Deck on 9/14/2019. Deck self-selected/recruited Katrin and will pay her CAAPX fee.
7/1: Visa packet Fedexed to Katrin.
Relocated to Devil's Gulch on ...?

Katrin
Rejected

12/24: no go BCC email

OPUTO DAVID ETYANG
Rejected

Anita comes highly recommended by MESA's trusted parter NGO in Ghana.

1/29-notified MESA and Ernest she must w/d for personal reasons 1/21: DSG invite

Anita
Rejected

2018:
Good interview, she's motivated to hunt for own host

2019:
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5/8: Lauren replied to her email w/ ATTRA info.

4/23 update: Lauren moved her to pending due to no host interest...

Habiba Nakitende
Rejected

12/28: emailed too late for 2019.

Ramngakui
Rejected

12/21 emailed her about placement challenges due to her age and 4-y.o. daughter
4/29: no reply to my email last week asking for her status. I have therefore moved her to pending.

Patricia Elizabeth Mora Ortega
Rejected

12/24: no go BCC email

joseph
Rejected Arley
Alumni

Program completed: 11/30/2019
ETA: 3/13/19. Agmt rec'd/Need to send next steps/invoice. 1/4: Sent F2F invitation.

Cristian David
Alumni

completed Caretaker TP and relocated to MBI on Nov. 1 for extended program through 3/31/2020

awaiting final OK from Don post interview..2/7: Caretaker invite / declined: DSG

Wilson Gabriel
Rejected

12/28: emailed too late for 2019.

Muhammad
Rejected

5/18/19 email states she wants to be considered for "next program"... 3/4: GR invited. GR 2nd choice if Beatrice declines. Natalia Escobar nominee
...she dropped out after not receiving a placement offer to her liking.

Ruth Alejandra
Rejected Mohamed Sawi
Rejected Fatmata
Rejected Ahmed
Rejected

visa rejected 2x...2/5-DSG invite. WWOOF-Sierra Leone nominee

Jaward Bockarie
Alumni

Program completed: 11/26/2019

EA>Victory Grnds/ app. not complete, need files

Camila
Alumni

Program completed: 11/29/2019

EA intern>Jeavons Ctr

Marcia Allison
Alumni

Program completed: 11/16/2019

need to send invite, get his agrmt but Andrew oks his return.wants to Return to Clark

Ruben
Alumni

Program completed: 11/29/2019

EA intern>Jeavons Ctr

Ana LucÃ
Alumni

Program completed: 11/29/2019

Arrived SFO 4/4/2019 EA>Victory Grnds

Ariel
Rejected Mathew Boateng
Alumni

Program completed: 11/29/2019
EA intern>Jeavons Ctr

Fredrick
Alumni

Arrives LAX 9/27/2019. 6/28 sent SF invitation

7/1 Agmt ret’d, invoiced deposit

Leslie Xiomara
Rejected ELIZABETH NAMARA
Rejected COSMOS AKOTO
Alumni

Program Completed: 11/16/2019

Luis Alex
Alumni

2/11 sent Chuck's invite/DS docs/agmt!

New email: [email protected]

Eliseo Eulalio
Alumni

12/01 completed program

3/14: arr. BOS

2/18: deposit collected by James, $1300 payment plan app'd by Lauren

1/30 - Asana-ed James re: did he accept??
1/21 emailed Clark invite

9/12/2019: Moved from Available>Pending for now. Need follow-up from LAC re: 2020.

Omar Arturo
Rejected Ibrahim Sorieba
Rejected Rodrigo Jhon
Rejected

Failed Consul interview, but might try again next year ;-(
Recruited by Bill. We still need to send her his official invitation. Waiting for main contact "Ivy Toledo" to reply to Lauren's intro. sent week of 3/20/19...

Rachel
Alumni

Estalin is a farm-skilled MESA alum who is ready for his next training experience in vegetables/cut flowers &/or greenhouse production!

Sept. Arrival DATE??accepted SF, NLP fee pending before we issue his DS docs…

Estalin
Rejected FERANMI DARE
Rejected OMEDI ISAAC
Rejected Jacob
Terminated

2/17: deposit collected by James

1/4: sent DSG invite

LAC confirmed for 2020

9/12/2019: Moved from Available>Pending for now. Need follow-up from LAC re: 2020. App'd for 2019 but didn't get placed (Jose H's referral for Taproot, but then Taproot flaked.

Maresa Gadita
Rejected

'''2/20 - Agreement rec'd, emailed invoice/ds2019

2/14: sent Empower

Farm invitation
nGBIACK nominee.
GR is interested..awaiting follow-up''

Laureen Wamaitha
Alumni

1/13/2022 - program completed.

1/8: rec'd his agreement and emailed deposit invoice

1/4 sent Lockewood invite

Gbiack nominee
interested in Urban Edge

Patrick Kariuki
Rejected

LAC confirmed for 2020

Dennis Michell
Rejected

Joaquin has been recruited by MESA's trusted partner NGO in Peru. He is applying for the 2020 Program season.

3/9: Lucho interviewed/wants to invite Joaquin but needs to get MBI HR ok...James has updated Joaquin.
2/25: sent MBI interview invitation w/ Host app and TP

LAC
-GR 1st choice?

Joaquin Alejandro
Rejected

LAC confirmed for 2020
GR is interested..awaiting follow-up

Rocio
Rejected Juan Pablo Pablo
Rejected

3/16 left msg. for S&T re: Covid delay/emailed Nely
3/12: ret'd agmt!
3/10: sent Stone&Thistle invitation
LAC
-Urban Edge 2nd choice?

Nely Damares Damares Damares Damares Damares Damares
Rejected Yolanda Telenchana
Rejected Kevin
Rejected

Mariuxi is a Steward alumna ready for her Next Level Program experience!

2/25: Based on Maria's unclear reply in Asana it appears she doesn't want Oak Hill...we need clarity on her training goals.
2/18: emailed Oak Hill Ranch invitation/
also sent her app. to Lucho @ MBI for consideration

Mariuxi Tanya
Rejected

Delayed until 2021?
3/3: sent him Ds2019 draft and deposit and CCed host

2/28: ret'd Agreement for orig. April start date

2/23: He wants to join UE but he can't arrive until July 2. Need to see if Host will accept July start date...

2/19: sent invitation and DS forms already prepped in SEVIS.

2/18: Urban Edge wants to invite him as soon as their TP is updated.

Maria thinks he's a good candidate for Clark Farm, though he doesn't have a valid DL

Erick Steward
Rejected

2/21: she's withdrawn from consideration. MESA has cancelled her prelim. DS docs.

2/19: sent invitation and DS forms already prepped in SEVIS.
2/18: Urban Edge wants to invite her as soon as their TP is updated.

Liliana
Rejected Edwin
Alumni

3/14: arr. BOS

11/15/2020 completed program

1/29 â

Jesus Arturo Arturo
Rejected

sent ds2019 to verify
EA intern

Juan
Rejected

sent ds2019 to verify

Marina
Rejected

EA intern
sent DS2019 to verify

kei
Rejected

Accepted for 2020 but cancelled due to pandemic. Re-applying for 2023.

VGFP chose her for 2023 but she said she can no longer travel at this time. ds form sent to verify
EA intern at VG

Beatrice Wangui
Rejected

ds form sent for verify
EA intern at VG

Nyambura
Rejected

ds forms pending
EA intern at VG

Luis Emilio
Rejected

ds form sent for verify
EA intern at VG

Wawuda
Rejected

2/14: sent GR invitation

He declined Stone & Thistle says he prefers veg.
GR is interested..awaiting follow-up

About his eye condition, he sent this follow-up:
I have already been treated as I had a grafts done in 2011 and 2015. So I don't require further treatment.

Timothy Maina
Rejected

No show due to COVID
sent ds2019 to verify
EA intern

Raul
Rejected Christian Miguel
Rejected

Repeat NLPer, but this time his visa rejected, and Pedro was unable to schedule/gave up on trying for a 2nd interview

Pedro
Active

Arrived 5.16 Sacto

Wilson Gabriel
Rejected

MARIA emailed in Dec. 2022 re: 2023 AVAILABILITY but didn't receive any response.

Eager to learn more about organics/agronomics

Rocio
Available

Available July. 2023

Empower Farm? - Baker Creek?

Eager to learn technical part, understanding of seasons, urban production of compost

Milagros Lidbet
Rejected

Available beginning in January 2023

CSA - local markets / fruits & vegetables

MIA? Never responded to MF's repeated request for photo....

maybe interested in National Grocery Company

Andrea Stefani Stefani
Active

arrived 5/14 w/ J2 spouse Raul

Baker Creek & food sovereignty

Marcia Allison
Placed

Goal: education farm for women and children

Need to revise DS docs to 3/20-6/20/23
Failed first interview. Second appointment date: March 6, 2023.

deposit and SEVIS invoice issued 5.16 – Accepted Empower invitation for NOV. -MAR.

Susy Marian Marian
Pending

Available October, 2023

Post availability AFTER Spring cohort...

Sharon Helen
Placed

Innovation - scale up small projects.

interviewed w/ Lotus Farm, emailed invitation on 7/17/22. - Baker Creek / Horticulture - CSA farm. Possible Hawaii/Gary

Rubila Raquel
Placed

ETA was Aug 1, 2022 but visa denied. Current status for 2023 pending..
5.16.22: Keei Mauka Host- invitation sent

Wilmer Manuel
Placed

deposit and SEVIS invoice issued 5.16 - Accepted Empower invitation for NOV. -MAR.

Liz Talía
Rejected

MARIA emailed in Dec. 2022 re: 2023 AVAILABILITY but didn't receive any response.

Marketing + Commercialization. Production Farm (horticultura, microgreens, mushrooms) - big farm all set - not weight lifting

Silvana
Placed

5.23: sent invitation for ESF.

Edith Ninoska
Active

Alumni of 2008, 2016

Arrival: 6.17.2022

Next Level Program (alumni) candidate: Interested in seed production, research

Sandra Mercedes
Available

Available Spring, 2023

1.13: sent Slide's info.
Empower Farm a possibility, but she is staying up to 8 months to be reallocated. Interested but not convinced in Baker Creek

Gabriela
Active

Arrived 11.15.22

deposit and SEVIS invoice issued 5.16 - Accepted Empower invitation for NOV. -MAR.

Johan Camilo Camilo
Rejected

She's SAGE program coordinator

Diana Marcelita
Alumni

arrived BOS 4.16.22
Completed 11.15.22

Ruben
Rejected

Available beginning in June 2023

MIA? Never responded to MF's repeated request for photo....

Biocommerce - Local & distribution (The National Grocery Company) + Production

Gladys Carolina Carolina
Available

Available June, 2023

fruits & horticulture

Jefferson
Available

Available June, 2023

Tropical products - avocato, personal project - organic transition - IPM - pest control - operations scaled up - Basic English

May
Active

Arrived 09/03/22. Applicant no for production Better in Education & Retail. The National Grocery Company in a potential opportunity
-or-INTERESTED IN 4 MONTH EMPOWER FARM

Sergio Paulo
Rejected

MARIA emailed in Dec. 2022 re: 2023 AVAILABILITY but didn't receive any response.

Andean & Tropical fruit, Baker Creek seed production, Gary's farm - Hawaii, organic & agroecology

Eduard Manuel
Available

Available Spring, 2023

1/16: shared his Stmt of interest and full app. w/ Slide

1.13: sent Slide Host app and invited his statement to share w/ host

Mahiler Mirco
Rejected

Sent Lotus Farm invitation 6.25.22

Joaquin Alejandro Alejandro
Available

Available Spring, 2023

Brayan Jhonathan
Rejected

failed first visa interview in 2022, Host and Luis agreed to delay program start to March 1, 2023.
Next visa interview failed. Interested to apply in 6 months time to Clark Farm

Luis Alex
Available

Available beginning in July 2023

Mary Cris
Rejected

Available beginning in November 2023

MIA? Never responded to MF's repeated request for photo....

Emelina Elvira Elvira
Active

Erick already has his visa. He is available to join a new Host assignment from March 15 - November 15, 2023.

Arrived 11.16.22

deposit and SEVIS invoice issued 5.16 - Accepted Empower invitation for NOV. -MAR.

Erick Steward Steward
Rejected

Karina needs to update her answers to English.

Keep Status as PENDING for now b/c she wants to join the 3-month program w/ Empower School, so her older age should be fine.

Maria: no response

KARINA JESSICA JESSICA
Active

Emerson already has his visa. He is available to join a new Host assignment from March 15 - November 15, 2023.

Emerson Jaime
Placed

11.4.22: emailed formal invitation w/ TP, App and updated agreement

Paul Simiyu Simiyu
Placed

Visa approved! Start Date: March 26, 2023.

Eliakim
Rejected

Update: her financial needs do not match first-time Steward stipends. She has withdrawn her app.

12.12: Lauren emailed her app. to Pro Farm Group. FO Wilson who thinks she may be a good fit for Pro Farm Group. If they're a no go, I think we must bump her to 2024 due to her $$ needs for house pmts..

12.13 SS - ***Passport expires May 2023***

DEISY ANDREA
Available

Available Spring, 2023

12.13 SS - Passport expires March 2032

Harsh Kumar
Placed

Available Spring, 2023

1.16: zoomed w/ Mark, LA sent DSG invite via classroom

12.13 SS - Passport expires March 2030

Dixon Ndereba Ndereba
Placed

Available Spring, 2023

1/16: sent class invite for ESF short program. LA shared her app. w/ Buddy 12.20.22

12.13 SS - Passport expires Feb 2032

Daisy Chepkemboi Chepkemboi
Available

Available Spring, 2023

12.13 SS - Passport expires August 2026

Eranda Dayawickrama Kulathunga Bandara
Pending

Available Spring, 2023

1/27 Zoomed/invited by Coulters

12.13 SS - Passport expires Dec 2032

Rebecca
Available

Available Spring, 2023

1/16: shared her Stmt of interest and full app. w/ Slide

1.13: sent Slide's Host app and invited her statement to share w/ host

12.13 SS - Passport expires Sept 2031

Lydia Cherono Cherono
Available

Available Spring 2023

12.23.22: Pete from Codman also expressed interest in the profile but he hasn't yet submitted his Host app...

12.21.22: 'Lauren shared Joshua's app. link with DSG per his request/interest.

Joshua Mutarin
Placed

Available Spring, 2023

1/9 - sent DSG invitation
1/2/23: LA invited Fridah for Zoom interview w/ Mark/DSG.

12.13 SS - Passport expires September 2029

Jepngetich Fridah
Pending

Available Spring, 2023

1.27: zoomed/invited by Codman

12.21 - LA shared his app. link w/ Devil's Gulch based on his stated interest.

12.15 SS - Passport expires November 2032

Joseph Gichuki Gichuki
Rejected

Available Spring, 2023

1?25: we've withdrwan her app. and notified her due to lack of response

1.13: sent Coulter Invite

12.13 SS - ***Passport not uploaded (applicant indicated they do not yet have passport)

Sitandi Lukasi
Placed

Available Spring, 2023

1.23: Codman zoomed w/ & invited him / completed app & TP shared w/ Tim via class

12.20.22: 'Lauren shared Timothy's app. with DSG per his request/interest.

12.13 SS - Passport expires Feb 2032

Timothy Chege Chege
Available

Available Spring, 2023

12.13 SS - Passport expires April 2031

Sheillah Kosgey
Available

Available Spring, 2023

12.13 SS - Passport expires July 2032

Sayed Mohammed
Placed

Available Spring, 2023

Accepted Devils Gulch and paid dep.
ESF short program candidate. LA shared her app. w/ Buddy 12.20.22

12.13 SS - Passport expires July 2024

Dolly Fiorella
Available

Available Spring, 2023

1.13: sent Slide's Host app and invited to statement to share w/ host

12.13 SS - Passport expires April 2029
**Note responses in Self Eval section: does not want to be placed in a rural placement were host family is primary social group, there is limited transportation, cook for others, etc.

Neranjala Kumari
Available

Available Spring, 2023

12.13 SS - Passport expires 2026
*Note responses in Self Eval section: does not want to be in rural placement without public transportation, with pets, etc.

Lalin Asanga
Available

Available Spring, 2023

Katia Dunie
Placed

Steward app. rec'd/deposit invoiced

NLP Steward -- 1/2/23: L.A. emailed his app to KM and Jere at Baker Creek.

Sanjana Ravindu
Available

Available Spring, 2023

Pete from Codman expressed interest in the profile but he hasn't yet submitted his Host app...

Samuel Njuru
Available

Available Spring, 2023

1/16: shared his Stmt of interest and full app. w/ Slide

1.13: sent Slide's Host app and invited his statement to share w/ host

Stephen Gitau
Placed

VGFG - EA to cover all fees, including SAGE Steward fee & RT airfare

Clarice Wawuda
Alumni

Arrives LAX 9/25/2019.

G-Biack nominee

6/28 sent SF invitation

7/2 Agmt ret’d, invoiced deposit

Cecilia
Active Test
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