A quick update: I’m working at last. In mid-May I accepted an offer for a three-month contract at Winrock International, one of the oldest and most respected international development non-profits in Washington. I’m toiling for their Enterprise and Agriculture unit, a branch of the organization that applies for grants from USAID to implement food and nutrition programs globally. I’m currently working as part of a team applying for $20 million that USAID has allocated for Nepal. Next comes a similar one for Bangladesh.
It’s a logical transition point for me. In many ways it’s fundraising, using the skills I picked up over the past 10+ years in educational settings. And there’s the promise of doing more of what I’m truly interested in: agricultural project implementation, in Indonesia and in Nepal to start.
CeCe continues to fight the good fight. Everyone she meets with tells her she’s chosen a tough career path, but that she’s doing all the right things and that it’s just a matter of time. She’s getting there.