Sean graduated from Emory University in 2006, having focused his degree, study abroad experience in Buenos Aires, and summer internships in the burgeoning realm of sustainable development. Through these endeavors, Sean sought to fully comprehend the nexus between international political economy, environmental policy, and economic development. Sean brings a professional background in federal policy consulting, urban planning, and financial analysis, having worked at ICF International in Washington DC, Shepley Bulfinch in Boston, and NextFoods, Inc. in Boulder, Colorado. Following his fellowship with Kiva, Sean will begin a graduate degree in Public Policy and hopes to make a career out of policy creation and management, with specific interest in urban revitalization and community economic development. He speaks Spanish, enjoys adventure travel, and once attended a ten-day meditation course in complete silence.
Thank you for supporting a micro-entrepreneur in Nicaragua. I’m excited to be writing you as the Kiva Fellow in Leon, Nicaragua. For the past few months, I have been working with Fundación Leon 2000, a Kiva field [...]
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