Caitlin Ferguson

Caitlin Ferguson

Age: 23
Home Town: Fort Collins, Colorado
Education: BA Communication Studies, Public Advocacy and Rhetoric; Minors in Global Social Entrepreneurship and International Affairs; Northeastern University
Specific Field Interests: Social enterprise, impact measurement, education, income generation
Placement: Waste Ventures (Vizag, Andhra Pradesh)
Area of Focus: Social Enterprise

Highlights: Caitlin’s interest in social enterprise began while working at a nonprofit research and consulting firm in Boston. This interest intersected with international development shortly thereafter while on a field study with Northeastern’s Social Enterprise Institute in Cape Town, South Africa where she consulted with local township entrepreneurs. Following the field study, she worked in Hubli, Karnataka at the Deshpande Foundation for six months as a Junior Fellow. During this time, she focused on a number of the Foundation’s educational programs to develop, implement, and evaluate curriculum. She also completed a research grant on the Indian higher education system and the impact social enterprises can have in higher ed. Wanting to gain more from her time in India, Caitlin later spent time studying beginning Hindi in Jaipur, Rajasthan on a Critical Language Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State. She also has experience in program assessment, research, and data analysis. Caitlin looks forward to combining all of these interests back in India as a Fellow.

Posts by Caitlin Ferguson

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A Visit to Aravind Posted in 2013-14, Clinton Fellowship Blog

Back at orientation in September, I remember meeting my co-fellows and learning about their placements. Most placement organizations I had not heard of, but there was one that I knew…

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Sundays in Vizag Posted in 2013-14, Clinton Fellowship Blog

Sundays are a relatively quiet day in my current town, Visakhapatnam—Vizag for short. The city wakes up later than usual, many shops are closed, and there are fewer vehicles whizzing…