I’m a journalist and an immigrant. My maternal grandmother worked the fields; my paternal grandfather owned them. These United States of America could care less–and I’ve learned to find a kind of freedom in that. The result is that I’m a cultural, class and nationality mutt. After you get over the ‘lost’ feeling, it’s a nice place to be.
I’ve always had a working class urban address and except for three years in elementary school and now, journalism school, a prep school education. I have a BA in International Studies from New York University, an MSc in Gender and Development from the London School of Economics and an MA in Journalism from the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. I’ve always gravitated towards public service. Given my life experience and book learning, Develop Haiti makes sense to me. Does it make sense to you?
I am a Haitian American who has always had an interest in international relations. I guess it’s in my blood since my parents came to the US in pursuit of a “better life.” I have an undergraduate degree in nursing and an MA in international peace and conflict resolution with a concentration in global health. Most recently, I taught and worked for five months in a rural primary health clinic in Tanzania. Since the age of 14 I’ve made service an integral part of my life. My goal is to help improve the health of fellow global citizens so that one day they too can choose the path of their dreams.