Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
I work at HackCville, a community and clubhouse for ruckus makers. As Alumni Relations Manager, I get to meet incredible and inspiring people every day.
I am the director of the Bwindi Women's Community Center, working remotely from Charlottesville. Every three months, I recieve a shipment of place mats, iPad covers, and other hand made products from the women and sell them to UVa students. I also manage the center's Etsy site.
I spent my summer living in Lusaka, Zambia, consulting for an NGO that provides educational services to children with intellectual disabilities. Since returning, I've conducted research on educational policy and disability access in Zambia. I was a Global Disability Panel speaker October 2014.
I speak Japanese fluently, have been taking Arabic classes for two years, and hope to begin Spanish soon.
I am an Alternative Spring Break site leader. Last year I volunteered with underserved neighborhoods in Atlanta and this Spring Break I'll be taking a group of 10 students to San Francisco to volunteer and (hopefully) understand why a city at the forefront of the Slow Food Movement has so many homeless and hungry.
I am the Research Chair for the Global Development Organization and am responsible for holding research panels and setting up speaking events related to current development issues.