Category Archives: Sanford

Healthcare and Innovation

It is unbelievable how fast this summer has gone and how much I have learned at Gallup. In my last post, I gushed over how much I love living in Chicago (still do!). For my second post – and because … Continue reading

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How Norway Has us Beat on Women in Corporate Leadership

In the U.S., we’ve heard the dismal figures on women in corporate leadership positions time and again. Among Fortune 500 companies, women make up less than 5 percent of CEOs. Within boardrooms in these companies, women hold only 17 percent … Continue reading

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Summer in the Windy City: Key Learnings after Three Weeks

1. First and foremost, summer in Chicago is incredible. I always heard about the street festivals that occurred throughout the summer but I never experienced them (despite growing up four hours away). During my first weekend in Chicago, I attended … Continue reading

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Community Livability in Oregon

Throughout my life and career I have had the opportunity to serve in a variety of communities across the United States. These include medium-sized cities and college towns in the Midwest, large urban centers in the Northeast, and a post-industrialized county … Continue reading

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Summer in Geneva

Hello from Geneva! I started my internship with the International Labour Organization (ILO) at the beginning of this month. At ILO, I am interning with the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) branch and specifically in the Freedom of … Continue reading

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“Align, Advocate, Advance” – Remembering Where Your Passion Lies

“Align, Advocate, & Advance…” That is the theme and flowing mantra of HCM Strategists, the firm I’m interning with this summer in Washington, DC. HCM is a public policy and advocacy consulting firm focused on advancing effective policy solutions in … Continue reading

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YesPrep

When I say the core values: grow humble leaders, drive visionary change, achieve jaw-dropping results, build transformative relationships and create-life changing opportunities, who, dead or alive, do you feel embodies each of these values? This was the first group activity … Continue reading

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Curbing Federal Government Improper Payments

The Obama Administration, dating back to its early days, has placed an emphasis in its management agenda on eliminating waste, fraud and abuse, including issuing multiple Executive Orders as well as signing two laws, the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery … Continue reading

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Cooking Up Behavior Change

That’s exactly what I am trying to do this summer as a Research Associate for Duke’s TRAction Project – a USAID funded project led by Sanford Profs Subhrendu Pattanayak and Marc Jeuland. About half of the global population depends on … Continue reading

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The Whirlwind of Pursuing Sustainability

I almost completely walked by the house where my internship is, which makes me glad that I decided to come up to Washington DC a day early to explore, find my new internship work location and overall just get my … Continue reading

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