Aysha Rajput

Aysha Rajput

MTY_W2015 Aysha RajputWith experience in marketing, business development, and communications, Aysha has worked in the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. In a recent position, she provided research, analysis, and support to projects related to women’s entrepreneurship development, market research, and trade facilitation in Lao PDR. Her consulting experience also gave her strong competencies in project management, cross-cultural communications, and multiple stakeholder coordination. She would be an asset to a partner looking for a fellow who can form strong relationships and networks, build communication capacity, and develop marketing initiatives. – See more at: http://www.miis.edu/student-life/world/stories/node/39610#sthash.t0GZ9cB1.dpuf

Anya Watford

Anya Watford

MTY_W2015 Anya WatfordAnya graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2013 with a double major in Political Science with an Emphasis in International Relations, and French, and a minor in Russian. Along with being passionate and enthusiastic about learning new languages, Anya is interested in working with environmentalists and social entrepreneurs to address social injustices and sustainability challenges. Anya is currently developing her language skills in Spanish and learning Portuguese since she in interested in working in Brazil. For instance, Anya would like to work in preserving indigenous culture and livelihoods in the Amazon regions of Latin America. Her academic and professional experiences at MIIS, such as with the Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development in Peru, Spark Ventures and I-DEV, have cultivated her interest to pursue sustainable development, impact investment and work in emerging markets. As a second year graduate student in the joint MBA and International Policy Studies program, Anya has developed skills in qualitative and quantitative research, due diligence, financial analysis, marketing and business development and strategy. Outside of her studies and working multiple part time jobs, Anya enjoys teaching yoga, going on adventures, riding motorcycles and strumming on the guitar. – See more at: http://www.miis.edu/student-life/world/stories/node/39641#sthash.LFHWmx5h.dpuf

Rebecca Willett

Rebecca Willett

MTY_W2015 Rebecca WillettRebecca has three years of work and research experience in diverse areas, including small business development, microfinance, and international experiential education. She has also worked, studied, and traveled throughout all of Spanish-speaking Central America and the Caribbean, involved in everything from primary education to rural agriculture. Currently, she works at her alma mater, Northeastern University, as the primary advisor for students doing international internships in community development and public health in the developing world. While she believes wholeheartedly in the importance and transformative power of students having immersive work experiences abroad, her heart lies in her academic specialty, social entrepreneurship. Rebecca is excited to channel her strong skills in leadership, problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication to grow her business acumen, while making a valuable contribution to a social business in helping them grow or measure their impact. Her fluency in Spanish, cultural competencies in Latin America, and adaptability will allow her to learn and contribute quickly in the areas of business development/strategy or impact measurement. – See more at: http://www.miis.edu/student-life/world/stories/node/39608#sthash.1KmnqNOZ.dpuf

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