This summer, four graduate students from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia will be interning with the Pathways program in Bangladesh, Ghana, and Malawi. You’ll be hearing from the interns throughout the summer with firsthand accounts of their experiences and their participation in the program.
My name is Gabriela Artasánchez, or Gaby to my friends and I am interning during summer 2016 with CARE Pathways in Bangladesh. I was born and raised in Puebla, Mexico and grew up seeing the challenges in my country, witnessing the barriers that are formed because of poverty and inequality. Today, I am a candidate for a Masters of Development Practice at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. My background in finance allows me to critically analyze complex situations and apply that knowledge to find efficient solutions towards the well-being of people. I am very interested in addressing issues of poverty and finding ways to reduce the existing inequality of opportunities.
Before coming to Emory, I volunteered in several Mexican organizations. During this, my first year of graduate school, I have been interning with CARE in the Strategic Partnership and Alliance team. Working at CARE has helped spark my interest in ending poverty through women’s empowerment. I am passionate about CARE´s mission and am so excited to be part of this change through the Pathways program in Bangladesh. For me, the opportunity to work in a different developing context– half a world away from my experience in Latin America– will allow me to understand a different reality and the challenges that international NGOs face. I believe that Bangladesh is a fascinating country, that the combination of its culture along with its history is one of a kind!