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Meet one of our interns!

November 4, 2015 | By |

 

This wonderful lady’s name is Cassie.12195758_1051276348216244_4352833858480717015_n

She has been working with WE International since the spring of this year. She took a summer to go to Peru, and has rejoined us this fall. Her area of expertise is the management of the WE-Stand4 merchandise. Through her work with WE, she contributes to the economic empowerment of the Ugandan women who craft the goods seen on www.WE-Stand4.org.

Name: Cassie

School or Occupation: Student (Senior)

Major: International Studies, Economic Development

What are you doing at WE and how is it making a difference: I’m working with the WEstand4 product line. We partner with so many incredibly talented artisans, and to be able to offer a place where they can sell their products and help gain income is something that is truly life changing.

How did you get involved with WE: I met with the CEO of WE International and shortly understood what amazing things they were doing. It took me less than a few weeks to get my foot in the door and see how I could help make a difference.

What global issue are you most passionate about: I’m specifically interested addressing economic development issues and global health inequality.

Have you been to any developing countries: Peru & Brazil

If someone would buy you a ticket to anywhere in the world, where would you go: Anywhere in Latin America, Asia or Africa

What is your “go to” pizza: Papa Murphy

Why do giraffes have such long necks: So they can reach the most delicious fruit on the highest tree!

What is your pet peeve: When people are quick to make assumptions and judgments about other people’s lives

Which famous person would you most like to see play you in a film: I don’t know, I’m not a big movie person actually

Favorite Superhero: Power puff girls

Favorite food/flavor of ice cream: Moose tracks!

Do you have a favorite sport?: Soccer

Morning fix: Coffee & time with the Lord!