Our team

Where inspiration meets action

Do you remember the first time someone told you you were "too young" ?

We are young enough to have the ambition to change our communities for the better.

Young people around the globe are taking a stand for what they believe is right. Thousands of them are leading wonderful projects that are creating a rise of new solutions to challenges what we have been facing for such a long time. Solutions that are proving to be the right ones.

And that’s what the Young Enough Ambition is all about.

We are a team of young people willing to foster change. Within Young Enough Ambition’s organization, our management is participative, we believe at each of our team member must be equally heard while proposing new ideas and solutions. We are also proud of our Brazilian team, coordinated by our Project Manager.

Our multicultural organization is an asset and we are happy to develop it.

François Reyes
Managing Director

François launched his first NGO « Citizen’s Awakening » in 2015, at just 18 years old. He holds a Masters degree in Security Policy Studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, and is an Ambassador for One Young World. He was invited by the European Commission, Maastricht University, and the World Bank (among others) to talk about youth empowerment and counter-extremism issues. He worked for the Kofi Annan Foundation as a consultant, the Asia Foundation in the Philippines, The Stimson Center in Washington D.C., NATO in Brussels, and now works for the European Commission.

Inès Slama
Brazil Program Director

Inès is a 24 years old graduating student from Sciences Po Lille's Master "Conflict and Development". After one year as an exchange student at the Universidade de Sao Paulo in business and international security, she has been a member of 2 main NGOs, notably committed to children living in Brazilian comunidades and another to refugees back in France. She currently is working at the National Direction of Advocacy as an intern in the Disarmament and Humanitarian section at Handicap International (Humanity & Inclusion).


Léa Sellem
Communication Director

Léa is a 23 years old masters student in International & European Law with a specialization in human rights. Before becoming YEA’s Communication Manager, she started as community manager. She also works as a legal assistant for Positive Planet International, an NGO that helps and funds entrepreneurial projects all around the world. She also volunteers for the french Human Rights League. 

Marie Detemple
Niger 2021 Program Director

Marie grew up abroad and has always held development issues as fundamental. She studied at École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, where she completed a bachelor’s degree in economics and studied various social sciences during her master’s degree. As a junior researcher, she focused on health issues in African countries. After working for UNICEF and Médecins du Monde, she worked as a junior analyst at the International and Strategic Relations Institute (IRIS). She now currently occupies the position of Project Officer for Urban Development at the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) in Tunis.

Jhonel Hamani Kassoum
Niger 2021 Program Officer

Hamani  Himou Kassoum, or Jhonel, is a poet, a modern griot and a cultural mediator who has been living between Niger and France for 4 years. Jhonel is very committed and fights for a fair and inclusive world. For 2 years, he has been managing a project "A toi la parole" which gives handicaped people of Niger a voice and allow them to express their struggles. He also initiated the first slam, humor and scientific symposium festival in Western Africa called "Fish". This festival is now active in many african countries: Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Guinea...

Sandra Caumel
Niger 2021 Program Officer
After obtaining a Master's degree in European Law from the University of Maastricht, Sandra specialized in international law and public development policies and did a research thesis at Paris Descartes University. She has always volunteered for NGOs related to the challenges of development or humanitarian aid, and would like, professionally, to continue in this direction. She is currently the legal coordinator of an inter-associative team of Human Rights Observers in Calais, working with migrants.
Vincent Rousselle
France 2020 Program Director

Vincent grew up in New-Caledonia and came to France to study international business and marketing at Iaelyon. Aside of its studies he worked in different associations: co-organizer of the TEDxUniversitélyon3, President of the IAE Lyon Junior Conseil and others experiences in different fields. The idea to always help others to raise in competence, gain self-confidence, and have a positive impact led him to become the first ever France 2020 Program Manager at Young Enough Ambition.

Jeanne-Elise Fontanière
France 2020 Logistics Manager

Jeanne-Elise is currently working as an event manager in a Station F startup in Paris. She has a bachelor in Public Relations and also studied management and marketing at Iaelyon. After coordinating corporate and charity events for various organizations for 5 years, she wants to dedicate more time to impactful events. She has a passion for logistics, scheduling and is always looking for new event venues and ideas.

Charly Gauthier
France Program Assistant

Charly graduated a Master in Management - Consulting and Change from IAELyon School of Management. Charly has been consulting companies and other organizations for several years. He helped them achieve their goals and adapt those to the environnement. 

Equipped with a keen sense of ethics and a willingness to support and advise his family and friends in their various professional projects, it was only natural that he took on the responsibility of developing the Yengagés program in France, directly linked to the Young Enough Ambition France program.

Ana Paula Getz Pinto
Brazil Reporting Officer

Ana Paula is from the south of Brazil and has been living in France for more than 4 years. She recently completed a Master’s Degree in International Trade and Business with Emerging Nations from Paris 13 University as well as an internship in a french Fair Trade NGO, Artisans du Monde. Interested in social justice and sustainable development she successfully managed several nonprofit projects and was a member of the  Board of Directors of EduAction NGO, an organization that seeks to enrich the education of public schools in Latin America.

Coraline Challamel
Brazil 2020 Program Assistant
Coraline has joined Young Enough Ambition’s team as a program assistant for the Brazil Program. She holds a master’s degree in Latin American Politics from Sciences Po - Grenoble. As an intern in non-profit organizations, she researched on human rights violations and advocated for more progressive and human rights-based laws and policies. Passionate about conflict resolution and transitional justice, she also monitored the Special Jurisdiction for Peace in Colombia.