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         Fall 2017 Newsletter

Allison Eriksen

CO-PRESIDENT,
Social Media Coordinator
Washington, DC

Allison served as an Environmental Education and Sustainable Agriculture in Rural Communities (EESARC) volunteer in Tanzania's Dodoma region from 2009-2011. She founded a Mali Hai club at the secondary school, where students learned environmental conservation techniques, and created a girls' empowerment program at the primary school. Allison continues to support education by providing scholarships to A-level students from the community where she worked through an FOT member-sponsored project.

Allison earned a MA in International Development from American University in 2016. She currently works for Macfadden & Associates in USAID's Office of Food for Peace as a program assistant, supporting international food aid programs in central Africa -- including Tanzania.