Nov 27, 2009
By Julie Ross
Kiva Fellows Program Comes to Boston - Tuesday 12/1
Calling all Boston-area Kiva supporters!

The director of the Kiva Fellows Program, JD Bergeron, will be hosting an event with one of the KFP Coordinators and several former Kiva Fellows at MIT campus in Cambridge this Tuesday, December 1st. If you're in the Boston area, this is your chance to ask questions about Kiva or the Kiva Fellows Program to Kiva staff in a face-to-face, informal setting.

The evening will begin with a 40-minute presentation and Q&A on MIT campus in Cambridge, followed by networking and drinks at the Muddy Charles Pub. Here are the details:

When: Tuesday, Dec. 1st from 6:00-8:00pm
Where: The Sloan Building, room 175 (E52-175 ), MIT Campus (http://whereis.mit.edu/) followed by drinks at the Muddy Charles Pub (http://web.mit.edu/muddy/)
Who: Kiva staff, former Kiva Fellows, Kiva supporters, lenders, and friends
Why: Anyone interested in learning more about Kiva, hearing about the Kiva Fellows Program, or having your Kiva questions answered

The Sloan Building and the Muddy Charles Pub are approximately a 2-minute walk from the Kendall/MIT T stop on the red line.

If you have any questions about the event, please email julie@kiva.org. We hope you'll join us!

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Julie focuses on developing the primary technology that Kiva's field partners use to interface with Kiva, whether it be to manage their Kiva finances, post new borrower profiles, or maintain their relationship with Kiva.  She is thrilled to support the work of Kiva's partners by using her field experience and partner knowledge to create easy-to-use, streamlined, and beautiful tools.  Prior to working on the Product Management team, Julie was the Kiva Fellows Program Manager following time spent first as a Kiva Fellow, then as a Coordinator for the program.  She served as a Kiva Fellow in 2008-2009 with Kiva's field partners in Tanzania and Rwanda.  Prior to joining Kiva, Julie worked on Capitol Hill. She graduated from Tufts University in Medford, MA with a degree in English Literature.
 

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