I am completing a Master's degree in Management of International Organizations
Jan 21, 2009
Jaclyn first became interested in microfinance as an undergraduate student, where she studied international economic development. After spending a year working in finance, Jaclyn sought a career where she could apply her skills to a field she was passion about. In this pursuit, Jaclyn took a position as a Research Associate at the Council on Foreign Relations, a foreign policy think tank, where she researched issues of international political economy. Here, Jaclyn had the opportunity to learn even more about microfinance and hear inspirational speakers such as Dr. Muhammad Yunus, CGAP’s Elizabeth Littlefield and Kiva’s own Matt Flannery. With her commitment to microfinance strengthened, Jaclyn has used her specialized MBA program to learn more about how business tools can be used for social impact, with a focus on microfinance and social enterprise. Jaclyn is very excited to spend time in the field and sees the Kiva Fellows Program as an opportunity to gauge the impact of microfinance initiatives directly from the people who are receiving these life-changing loans.