One Bicycle Foundation has a three-part mission. First, we want to change lives through bicycle empowerment. Bicycles are powerful tools for change that provide access to education, jobs, and healthcare in regions where the lack of the aforementioned services leads to a continuous cycle of poverty. Geographical isolation of marginalized groups from vital opportunities is a widespread problem and the most cost effective solution is bicycles. Second, we want to motivate privileged students in our communities to help impoverished students across the globe. And third, we want to inspire the youth to combine their passion with charity. We want to challenge young people, through our presentations and media platforms, to tackle worldwide problems with their own curiosities, hobbies, and passions.
Co-Founder & CEO
Sebouh is currently a medical student at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Sebouh was 16 when he started Bikes 4 Orphans which soon evolved into the One Bicycle Foundation. Apart from running day to day operations, Sebouh is in charge of bicycle delivery logistics and the Young Philanthropists Program. When he’s not working, he enjoys cycling and spending time with his brother.
Co-Founder & President
Shawnt is a University of Michigan-Ann Arbor graduate and currently works in the private equity industry. Shawnt leads multiple fundraisers, runs donor-facing marketing and content, and assists with new and existing donor relations.
RAFFI AKAY, MD
VP of Operations
Raffi is a Keck School of Medicine of USC graduate and currently a radiology resident at Cedars Sinai. Raffi has been involved with One Bicycle Foundation since early on, taking on more and more responsibilities throughout his post-secondary education. Apart from assisting in day-to-day operations, Raffi has been involved in sponsorship outreach and fundraising event planning.
Junior VP of Fundraising
Alec Melidonian is currently a middle schooler in La Canada with a strong passion for cycling. When he is not riding his bike or advancing the One Bicycle Foundation, he enjoys playing golf and photography.