The Team

Distribute Aid was founded in May 2018 by Sara Lönegård and Taylor Fairbank. Since then many people have pitched in to help, including newcomers, aid workers, and people previously uninvolved with the refugee aid movement. We are so thankful for the contributions of the wonderful people listed on this page, and the many more of you who have assisted us in other ways.


(outreach, media, fundraising)

Sara Lönegård

A profile shot of Sara sitting in the sun.

I’m an aspiring human rights activist with an MA in International Relations, and work experience in issues relating to integration, women’s rights, Middle East policy, and the right to academic freedom. I was the recipient of the Politics Prize from the University of Dundee in 2018, and am now the proud co-founder of Distribute Aid. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me at

Nancy Fairbank

A profile shot of Nancy smiling in an a neon orange dress.

Originally from Springfield, Missouri, I am currently pursuing an MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy at the University of Oxford as a 2017 Marshall Scholar. I'm passionate about understanding and combating homelessness & poverty, which led me to publish a book that shares the life stories of homeless teens. I will return to the U.S. to begin Harvard Law School in 2019. I would eventually like to help shape international law and policy and increase global collaboration in creating sustainable poverty solutions.


(coding, project management)

Taylor Fairbank

A profile shot of Taylor in a winter forrest.

I like building ethical technology and operational planning, which is what I'm lucky enough to do every day at Distribute Aid. I've previously founded a startup and attended the prestigious Y Combinator startup accelerator in Silicon Valley. Give me a shout if you need to get in touch about technology at Distribute Aid:

Sunny Pruthi

A profile shot of Sunny in his graduation sash.

I'm a product manager working in cybersecurity and occasionally a writer for a hip-hop magazine. As the child of immigrant parents, I want to give back and help refugees and migrants by working on DistributeAid's roadmap and helping to steer product direction. Please feel free to contact me with any feedback or product suggestions for the DistributeAid platform!


(to the people who pulled off some magic for us)

Carl Lönegård for the beautiful logo.

Cole Gleason & Laura Licari for donating a laptop (shipping and all!).

Our wonderful hosts during our travels:

  • Magda, Ingo, Julia, & Mareck
  • Stephanie, Andrew, Aidan, Owen, Kellogg, & Jess
  • Germayne & Édouard
  • Giacomo & Alessio
  • Alejandro
  • Movement on the Ground
  • Jan's Crew