I believe in the power of capital access. Everyone should have the opportunity to improve their economic conditions and realize their goals of becoming an entrepreneur. Microfinance develops innovative ways to reach those that are overlooked and underserved.
Apr 19, 2010
Sherrise began living abroad and interacting with other cultures at the age of 15, when she was afforded the opportunity to study in Zaragoza, Spain. She continued her studies at Yale University, graduating in 2006 with a B.A. in Political Science, focusing on Latin America and Africa. She also spent a semester studying French in Paris, France. Upon graduating, she joined Citigroup’s Municipal Securities Department where she worked in the Non-Profit Healthcare Group. She executed bond transactions for U.S.-based hospitals and healthcare systems. Desiring to bridge her love of traveling with her interest in international development, she spent her vacations volunteering at an orphanage in Ghana and building a job development center in South Africa. In 2010, she decided to fully commit her time to working in the field of international development. Sherrise looks forward to experiencing a new country and culture and is excited to apply her academic knowledge of microfinance with the practical application she will gain while volunteering with Kiva.