Carolyn caught the travel bug during her undergraduate experience, which took her to study Italian in Verona, Italy and Public Health in Cape Town, South Africa. It was in South Africa that Carolyn discovered the strong connection between development economics and public health. After spending a year working in New Zealand during which time she gained valuable skills in living independently abroad, Carolyn continues to pursue her career in international development and is currently a member of the charter class of the Johns Hopkins Global MBA, where she is combining core business skills with interdisciplinary topics such as healthcare and international relations. In January 2011 she traveled with colleagues at Hopkins to complete a consulting project in Nairobi, Kenya for the Water and Sanitation Department of the Kenya Red Cross. Carolyn is thrilled to experience life in Kigali, Rwanda where she will work with Africa Urwego Opportunity Bank of Rwanda and Vision Finance Company. Carolyn is looking forward to returning to Africa and gaining first-hand experience in microfinance and interacting with clients on the community level.