Author's Spotlight: Beth Garriott
Beth Garriott came to Global Exchange's fundraising department in April 2010 with a passion for - and background in - international social change. Upon arrival in San Francisco in 2009 (after many years in Washington, DC), she spent three months with the Skoll Foundation, landscaping the social entrepreneurship field in Africa, and also worked as a development consultant for the Cambodian Children's Fund. Prior to this, she earned a dual degree (MA/MPH) in International Development Studies and Global Health in at the George Washington University, while holding various program and fundraising roles with multiple international NGOs in Washington, DC. She worked in South Sudan with Mercy Corps from 2006-2007, and in tsunami-affected Aceh, Indonesia in 2005. She conducted her master's thesis in rural Tanzania in 2009, and after traveling extensively across the continent, she has fallen in love with Africa and plans to return many times in her life.