Meet Our Team

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Becky Straw

Co-Founder + CEO

Prior to starting The Adventure Project, Becky spent three years helping to launch charity: water, an organization bringing drinking water to people in developing countries. Becky has consulted for UNICEF’s Division of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and graduated from Columbia University with a master’s degree in International Social Welfare.

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Nicky Yates

Deputy Director

Proud of her Native American Echota and Alabamian roots, Nicky has been in New York since 2004 (and still loves it!). She holds a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology and got her start in NYC alongside Becky at charity: water in the early years of the organization. Following that experience, Nicky has spent much of her professional career helping grow nonprofits and startups in operations, communications and systems. When not in the office or field, Nicky enjoys traveling and taking on new challenges, from climbing Kilimanjaro to learning to scuba dive! Nicky encourages you to follow along her adventures on Instagram @nickyyates.

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Tesi Klipsch

Online Engagement Consultant

Tesi has spent decades marketing for various organizations. For 10 years Tesi and her sister-in-law held an annual fundraiser raising thousands of dollars for TAP. She also had the opportunity to travel to Haiti to watch stove entrepreneurs in action. After witnessing TAP’s model firsthand, Tesi became an ardent supporter and is thrilled to have joined the team. When Tesi isn’t working for TAP, she is an Editor for two local magazines and a co-host of Mama Bear Dares, a podcast that explores the hidden and visible injustices of the world and the people working to bring justice to those spaces. Tesi lives with her beloved, Zach, and their 5 children in Michigan. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter @tesiklipsch.

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Nicole Mulenga-Woo

Content Creation Consultant

For the past 5 years Nicole has worked for various nonprofits in marketing and communications roles, combining her passions for great storytelling and making the world a better place for all. Nicole currently lives in Toronto, Canada and holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing, from the University of Saskatchewan. When she isn't working, she's reading, planning her next trip, or searching for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe.

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Tuesday P. Brooks/AJOY


Tuesday P. Brooks, MBA, is a business owner, educator, trusted tax & accounting advisor, and proud US veteran. Her company, AJOY, is committed to improving profitability of micro and small business enterprises. Tuesday’s vision is to foster exponential growth of financially-sound women-led companies that employ, all across the US. Her keen knowledge in the area of accounting for small business, makes bookkeeping, tax compliance, credit readiness and cash flow management accessible to early-stage business owners. To date, she has educated more than 2700 aspiring entrepreneurs, and has developed strong relationships with community-based organizations and government agencies that provide technical assistance to businesses primarily through one-to-one coaching, workshops, and business curriculum development.

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