Tag Archives: France

Alumni Spotlight: Elizabeth Davidson (’07)

August 1, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Elizabeth Davidson lives in Nairobi, Kenya, but she’s often on the road, as travel is an integral part of her work as a portfolio manager for Kiva, a non-profit crowd-funding platform for providing 0% interest microloans around the world.  Elizabeth manages relationships with organizations to which Kiva provides funding in Francophone Central Africa, a territory […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Jessie Abbate (’99)

June 10, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Jessie Abbate (’99) began doing infectious disease field work in the French and Italian Alps in graduate school.  She was awarded a Chateaubriand fellowship in 2011 to finish her doctoral dissertation with a French collaborator. Landing a post-doc position at the premiere ecology lab in France (CEFE), located in Montpellier, she moved shortly after graduating with her […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Lydia Hickman (’07)

June 9, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

After graduating from VCU, Lydia Hickman (Class of 2007) spent two years in Shanghai teaching English. She then worked as a high school English teaching assistant in Paris, after which she enrolled in a master’s program at Paris Descartes University. An internship for that master’s led her to Dakar, Senegal. In Dakar, Lydia helped create Social […]

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