Crissy Vicendese (Sales & Marketing), graduated from Penn State University where she received a BA in journalism, and a minor in English. At Penn State she worked as an account executive at the student newspaper The Daily Collegian, and developed her sales and marketing skills. Since graduating she has been working at her family business, and launching a small jewelry and accessories line. She is excited to be a part of Indego Africa so she can expand her knowledge about social entrepreneurship, and because she values the amazing skill and hard work that the women put into making every handicraft.
Catherine Howe (Fundraising & Development), is completing an MS in Global Affairs from NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Prior work includes economic development consulting throughout the United States with a private consulting firm. She looks forward to expanding her development experience through sustainable development projects with Indego Africa.
Amanda Alampi (Communications), is studying journalism and history in her undergrad at New York University and recently began an accelerated masters in public administration with a focus on international pubic policy at the NYU Wagner School of Public Service. She spent the last year working at the Islamic Center at NYU building up their social media and public relations. Amanda is excited to join the Indego Africa team to help spread the word about fair trade, social entrepreneurship and international development!
Nicholas Platt (IT), is a Software Engineering and Mathematics major at Indiana Wesleyan University. Over the summer he is working at the Boston Museum of Science, and also works for the university Web Team during the school year in order to build practical experience to set up a future career in computer software development. He is proud to be a part of Indego Africa because he greatly values the team's efforts to bring about positive change in developing countries.
Fatima Alloo (Legal) is a JD candidate at UC Davis School of Law. Prior to law school Fatima spent a year in India on a grassroots development fellowship. There, she worked with local communities in Bangalore, Karnataka to improve civic engagement among urban Indian citizens. Fatima’s family has roots in East Africa, so she was particularly excited to learn of Indego Africa’s work in Rwanda.
Additionally, we have two interns who will be splitting their time this summer between the US and Rwanda.
Rennie Taylor, MPA candidate at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. Rennie recently left Google where she worked on internet advertising and marketing for six years. She is pursuing a master’s degree focused on women in developing countries. Rennie joined the Indego Africa team to develop her business and social entrepreneurship skills. As part of her summer internship, she plans to spend a month in Rwanda this summer working alongside the women at Indego Africa's partner coops.
David Talbot, who has already been introduced on our blog, here.
Please join us in welcoming this incredible team!
Interested in spending your fall as a Fall 2010 Indego Africa intern? This summer we will post our new Fall 2010 internship postings on our website. Make sure to stay tuned for more wonderful internship opportunities!