Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Education: B.A. Political Science, Reed College
Specific Field Interests: Workforce Development, Social Enterprise, Migrant Rights, Good Governance
Placement: Anudip, Kolkata, West Bengal
Area of Focus: Livelihoods
Highlights: Hallie first traveled to South Asia in college with the Brown University in India program, where she enrolled directly at Lady Shri Ram College, the women’s college associated with the University of Delhi. The following summer, she received a grant to travel to Dhaka, Bangladesh where she worked with the organization BRAC on their Safe Migration Project. The project strives to educate the community of Bangladeshi workers traveling to the Middle East for work in appropriate procedures of migration in an effort to avoid labor trafficking and other human rights violations during their migration. Also while in Bangladesh, Hallie did independent research on the country’s NGO sector. She wrote her undergraduate dissertation based on her research in Bangladesh discussing the impact of Bangladesh’s “mega-NGOs” on the governance system within the country. Since graduating from college, Hallie has worked in her hometown of Cleveland, OH as an employment specialist for a family homeless shelter and job readiness program. During her tenure with the program she has assisted many homeless individuals in obtaining permanent employment and trained many more in the soft skill to job search independently. Hallie is passionate about alternative livelihood creation for individuals throughout the world though workforce training programs and social enterprises.