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Our Team

  • Ashley Wood
    Ashley Wood
    Executive Director

    Ashley Wood: Executive Director Ashley Elizabeth Wood is the founder and Executive Director of Albanian Voices. In addition to that, Ashley is a freelance writer, author of the blog MusiCulture&Language and an independent language teacher. She has recently become an External Adviser of the Kosovo International Summer Academy. In 2005, she completed her Bachelor’s degree at the Georgia Institute…

  • Bora Shehu
    Bora Shehu
    Vice Director

    Bora Shehu: Vice Director Bora Shehu is an Albanian-American graphic designer, photographer and artist. She was born in Tirana, Albania and emigrated to Atlanta, Georgia when she was 5 years old. She attended Lakeside High School in Atlanta, Georgia before going on to do her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Georgia. Since Atlanta has…

  • Vanessa Villarreal
    Vanessa Villarreal
    Lead Interviewer

    Vanessa Villarreal: Lead Interviewer Vanessa Villarreal is a Mexican-American graduate student in Italian Studies at California State University, Long Beach, where she also received a Bachelor’s degree in the same subject. She was born in Los Angeles, California, and has spent most of her youth living abroad in places such as Mexico, Italy and Albania….

  • Behlul Gashi
    Behlul Gashi
    Development Coordinator

    Behlul Gashi: Development Coordinator Behlul Gashi was born in 1983 in Gjakova, Kosovo (in Albanian: Gjakovë, Kosovë). In 1998, when he was 15 years old, he moved to Germany with his family to escape the horrors of the war in Kosovo. After the war was over, he moved back to Kosovo to reunite with his…

  • Chris Villarreal
    Chris Villarreal
    Social Media Assistant

    Chris Villarreal: Social Media Assistant Chris Villarreal was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Throughout his life, Chris has spent much time traveling and learning about other cultures. He is particularly interested in the Albanian culture because he has made great Albanian friends throughout the years. He obtained an Associate of Arts degree from…

  • Fatlum Rushiti
    Fatlum Rushiti
    Outreach Coordinator

    Fatlum Rushiti: Outreach Coordinator Fatlum Rushiti was born and raised in Kichevo (Kërçovë), Macedonia. In June 2005, he moved to the United States for school and work. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science & International Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in May 2010. He studied abroad for a semester at the American…

  • Christopher Tushaj
    Christopher Tushaj
    Content Developer

    Christopher Tushaj: Content Developer Christopher Tushaj was born and raised in Catskill, New York, a small hamlet 2 hours north of New York City, nestled along the Hudson River in the backdrop of the Catskill Mountains. Christopher’s father is an ethnic Albanian with roots from the rugged Highlands of Northern Albania, and his mother is…

  • Jonathan Harline
    Jonathan Harline
    Research Coordinator

    Jonathan Harline: Research Coordinator Jonathan Harline is from Canada and lived in Albania for two years serving a mission for his church. During that time, he fell deeply in love with the land and its people. Since coming home to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in 2009, Jonathan has been a student at MacEwan University Studying English…

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