At first graduating from college in 2010 during a recession seemed like a pretty big bummer. I wanted to go into the field of international development, inspired by my father’s stories throughout his career in agricultural development. Yet every night at the dinner table I would hear that donor governments might make dramatic cutbacks on aid soon. Even in the good times I knew that the organizations my father worked for spent much of their efforts chasing funds, I thought with budget cutbacks it could only get worse. I thought, great this is just like Congressmen that have to spend forty-percent of their time hounding donors. There must be another way.
n. 1. Recognizing and resourcefully pursuing opportunities to create social value
2. Crafting innovative approaches to addressing critical social needs