I am a nonprofit communications and programs professional, focusing on international rural development. I have been working for the past three years for the nonprofit READ (Rural Education and Development) Global in rural communities in South Asia. Previously, I spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer on the edges of the Sahel, in Dogon country, Mali, West Africa. During Peace Corps I worked as a natural resource management and communications extension agent, trying to improve food security and health in my area by sharing knowledge about sustainable agriculture and maternal health and nutrition. I have also worked with the organizations Global Exchange and Mercy Corps, and did a stint at a permaculture community in Oregon called Aprovecho.
I consider myself to be a human rights, sustainable development, fair trade and local foods activist and advocate. I grew up in the foothills of Denver, Colorado, and went on to receive a B.A. in International Affairs and French from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, where I fell in love with the West Coast. I have also lived, worked and studied in France, Senegal and Mali. sustainable agriculture, human rights, the fight to end global hunger and poverty, walking the world confronting injustice and inequality, the global market, and complacency and apathy International Affairs, French, Sustainable Agriculture, International Political Economy, Permaculture
My Vision for the Future
solidarity and compassion that transverses political boundaries and leads us to become true stewards of this earth, and of our brothers and sisters everywhere