Originally from the Colorado, Adam pursued higher education in the beautiful prairies of South Dakota and later Minnesota. Following graduate school, Adam moved to the Windy City and joined the world’s largest information technology firm as a Consultant. Between consulting engagements, Adam partnered with a New York based non profit organization called Reach the World to bring technology solutions with a global perspective to the under served classrooms of Chicago’s South Side. Adam found this to be an enriching experience which has further lead him to learn more about how access to information technology can unlock potential for those disadvantaged members of our society. During his Kiva Fellowship, Adam hopes to gain experience in how another enabler, microcredit, is being used in the same way. When Adam is not in front of a computer he enjoys playing obscure (and in his opinion under-appreciated) British sports such as Squash and Snooker.
Adam Preston comes to Kiva with more than a decade of global experience in deploying technology-based solutions. Adam holds degrees in Business Administration and Computer Science from Augustana College and a Masters degree in International Business from the University of Saint Thomas. Currently, Adam works as an Information Technology Consultant for IBM's Global Business Services. Taking a leave of absence from IBM, Adam hopes to assist local business in the Philippines better use their technology while gaining a first hand glimpse into the world of microfinance.
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