camilleparker

Age: 24
Home Town: Portland, Oregon
Education: Vanderbilt University, Public Policy Studies/History
Specific Field Interests: Sustainable Development, Gender and Development
Placement: Avani, Berinag, Uttarakhand
Area of Focus: Livelihoods

Highlights: Camille graduated in 2015 from Vanderbilt University with a double major in Public Policy Studies and History. While at Vanderbilt, Camille's studies focused on sustainable development, development policies, and transnational history, and she had the opportunity to present her research on Laotian and Iraqi refugees as a Presidential Fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress. Upon graduation, Camille received summa cum laude honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. After graduation, Camille spent time working with a children's education nonprofit in Nepal, where she taught English and assisted in their funding and reconstruction efforts in the wake of the April 2015 earthquake. She then began a role at Deloitte Consulting in Washington, D.C., where she worked on research-based program evaluation and capacity building projects in the International Development and Public Health sectors with clients such as USAID and the Defense Health Agency. Most recently, Camille returned from a client assignment in Tanzania, where she was helping Anza, a social entrepreneurship accelerator, scale and expand their operations. Although her family currently resides in Portland, Oregon, Camille spent the majority of her childhood in Singapore, where she gained her love for travel. Camille's Fellowship is made possible by the Rural India Supporting Trust.

Posts by camilleparker

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Winding Roads Through Uttarakhand

Camille’s Fellowship is made possible by the Rural India Supporting Trust. Recently, I’ve noticed that […]

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When Work Becomes Home: Safe Spaces and Belonging in a Women’s Cooperative

Camille’s Fellowship is made possible by the Rural India Supporting Trust. If you ask a […]

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Is Entrepreneurship Development? The Challenges & Contradictions of the Social Enterprise Model

Camille’s Fellowship is made possible by the Rural India Supporting Trust. “They constantly want to […]

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Making the Case for Digital in a Distinctively Un-Digital Place

Camille’s Fellowship is made possible by the Rural India Supporting Trust. At Avani, my job […]

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Searching for “Authenticity” in Traditional Textiles

Camille’s Fellowship is made possible by the Rural India Supporting Trust. When I first arrived […]

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Seen and Unseen: Some Reflections on the Surreal in Kumaon

Camille’s Fellowship is made possible by the Rural India Supporting Trust. It was late afternoon […]

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Holding On, Letting Go: Notes from the Field

Camille’s Fellowship is made possible by the Rural India Supporting Trust. Last week, a coworker […]

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Rethinking Women’s Empowerment

Camille’s Fellowship is made possible by the Rural India Supporting Trust. When I told my […]

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