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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
I am a second year graduate student at American University's School of International Service studying International Politics with focus areas on human rights and international development. My research interests include women's human rights and gender equality.

In my spare time I enjoy hiking, kickboxing, learning foreign languages, traveling to other countries, and taking pictures.
Please indicate if you're joining PCDN as an individual or organization (please mark the appropriate category)
individual (student)
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
France, Thailand, Aruba, Australia, Canada, Curacao, Fiji, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Suriname, Netherlands.
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
USA
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
I currently work at Quota International, an international service organization dedicated to assisting disadvantaged women and children and people who are deaf, hard of hearing, and speech-impaired.
How many years professional experience do you have ?
3-5
What is your personal or organizational website?
http://www.quota.org
Which Languages do you speak Proficiently? (note we can not list all languages, only some major world languages or ones related to conflict regions)
French
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Development, Gender, Health, Human Rights, Humanitarian Relief, Organizational Development
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Communication, Program Administration, Qualitative Skills, Quantitative Skills

Kristen Hecht's Blog

Beyond Volunteering: A Guide to Service-Learning

Posted on January 26, 2014 at 11:26am 1 Comment

Many people will choose at some point in their lives to volunteer. Volunteer opportunities range from spending an afternoon at a local soup kitchen, working for a week at an orphanage in one’s home country or abroad, or serving for two years with the Peace Corps. Volunteer opportunities abound, giving participants the opportunity to tackle social issues by serving affected populations. Yet, just as PCDN’s “Guide to Short Term Travel…

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Are checklists the answer for development workers?

Posted on February 16, 2012 at 2:39pm 4 Comments

Are checklists the answer for development workers?

 

I recently attended a panel hosted by American University’s International Development Program Student Association entitled, “The Development Checklist Manifesto: How to Design Development Projects Right.” The presenters discussed complexities of development projects and the utility of checklists. I admit, before attending the forum, I already fully supported the idea that development and evaluation go hand in hand.…

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At 11:08am on February 9, 2012, Emily Edgecombe said…

Hey Kristen,

Good to hear from you!  Peru was wonderful.  How is everything going for you?  Hope to see you around campus soon!

Best,

Emily

 
 
 

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