I grew up in Indiana. I studied international relations as an undergraduate and decided to join the Peace Corps after college. I went to Ukraine for the Peace Corps and have been involved in that region ever since.
Going to my first Chicago Cubs game.
This is my 12th (!!) year at GFC. I applied for the job in 2010 because the job involved supporting nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Europe and Eurasia, so it looked like a great match for me. I’ve stayed for so long because I still believe in the original mission of GFC, which is to help grassroots NGOs do their work.
The most challenging part and the most satisfying part are the same: travelling for GFC. The challenging part is being jet-lagged, getting food poisoning, and seeing extreme poverty and hearing heartbreaking stories while on the trips. The most satisfying part is seeing how our grassroots partners are changing lives and seeing my relationships with those partners turn into friendships over time. Our grassroots partners are amazingly inspirational!
Because grassroots NGOs know what’s best for their communities. And they can make a huge difference if they are able to get enough resources.
Millennium Falcon. “You haven’t heard of the Millennium Falcon? It’s the ship that made the Kessel run in under 12 parsecs.”
Secretary of State.
Play cards with my family and friends.
Our family dog, Lilly. She’s a mini bernedoodle.
Flying. Of course.
Global Fund for Children (GFC) UK Trust, created in 2006, is a UK registered charity (UK charity number 1119544). We work to generate vital income, create new fundraising opportunities, and raise awareness of the invaluable work of GFC’s grassroots grantees. Our aim is to extend the reach of GFC in the United Kingdom, Europe, and beyond.
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