Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Meet the Team

Name: Laura Farren

Location: Seattle, WA

Insider Info: Laura, originally from Massachusetts, travelled across the country to join The Borgen Project in Seattle in January of 2011. A recent graduate of Boston University, Laura studied Health Science and Public Health. In 2007 she worked as a volunteer at a maternal and child health clinic in Tanzania, which heightened her involvement in international health efforts. Since, she has held internships with Concern Worldwide, a non-profit aid organization in Dublin, and The Boston Public Health Commission.

Why I'm Part Of It: "I love the quote by Margaret Mead - 'Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.' The Borgen Project is a grassroots organization that began with one individual who believed that the United States should better address those living in poverty across the globe. In eight years it has grown to involve a dedicated group of over 100 people nationwide who feel the same way. It is an awe-inspiring effort, and a great force in the reduction of global poverty - one that I am very excited to be a part of."