Bjorn Stime was raised in a family of six children in a village in central Quebec, Canada, where his parents worked as linguists. His nomadic and cross-cultural upbringing allowed him to feel at home in the world. He has volunteered or done research in Ecuador, Peru, New Zealand, Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia, Guatemala and El Salvador.
These experiences involved carrying out needs assessments, interpreting for medical teams, providing basic computer training, conducting participatory community-based research, and water quality analysis.
Bjorn is an FAA certified aircraft mechanic, and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Water Ecosystems and Environments from McGill University. He is hoping to eventually serve in a medical capacity in underserved parts of the world. He is currently completing a master’s degree in public health and is in his third year of medical school in Costa Rica. Bjorn spent a month on the Mississippi Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, as an independent volunteer assisting with the relief effort.
Bjorn is one of RenegAID's Incorporating Board members and is currently serving as the project developer on the Board of Directors.