Sam Nejabat is a 26-year-old California native who is currently a JD candidate at the UC Berkeley School of Law. Previously, Sam started a non-profit, Campaigning Human Rights, which raised awareness of global human rights issues, in the Middle East and Latin America. Sam has also led and participated in several humanitarian projects, particularly in Honduras and Guatemala on issues such as providing affordable housing and medical supplies to combat the Zika virus. In 2014, Sam received a distinguished service award from President Lobo-Sosa of the Republic of Honduras for his outstanding contributions to the international community. He became interested in human rights in part because of his background. His parents, Iranian refugees, escaped during the 1979 revolution. Sam worked at the White House during the Obama Administration in the Office of Presidential Correspondence, keeping the dialogue open between the President and the American people on issues that concerned different constituents. In his free time, Sam enjoys reading, playing tennis, backgammon, and hiking.
Zack Levandov is a 27-year old Boston native who has been working in the high-tech industry for the last 9 years. Zack has been actively involved in serving his community and fundraising from a young age. Over the last 5 years, Zack has raised funds for several causes, competing in half marathons and olympic-distance triathlons. In 2015, Zack traveled to Nepal with Skycatch after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake to instruct archaeologists, architects and Nepalese government officials in Skycatch’s aerial mapping technology. The Skycatch team used its high-resolution mapping software over the Kathmandu Valley to determine the extent of damage to UNESCO World Heritage sites, some of the holiest sites in Tibetan Buddhism. A graduate of Syracuse University, living in San Francisco & working in business development at Skycatch, Zack enjoys staying active, live music, photography, surfing and sailing in his free time.