Aurora Lee

Aurora hails from New England and has a background in communications, systems management and economic development. She first realized her passion for nonprofits leveraging social media while working in web communications at MSF. She is incredibly excited to join the content team at Kiva and explore the juncture of technology and international development more thoroughly. She spent nearly a year working in Tanzania with students and was lucky enough to witness the spirit of small-scale entrepreneurship and how it impacts communities firsthand. She holds a BA from Princeton University where she concentrated in politics and was a member of the varsity swimming and diving team. Aurora is a long-suffering, occasionally jubilant, Arsenal fan and copes with being dog-less by volunteering at the SF SPCA.

Kiva Blog Updates

Feb 27, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Winter wonderland:
It's been a tough one for some, but these red pandas can't get enough of the snow.
 
A different type of internet quiz:
You'll want to post this on your Facebook wall.
 
That dress:
The internet had a meltdown and no one was immune.
 
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Feb 13, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Share the love:
31 people say 'I love you' in their native languages.
 
Tips and tricks:
Kiva food experts spill their best hacks.
 
How to REALLY pronounce that place:
Important notes for globetrotters.
 
Your new beachfront property:
What major cities could look like with rising seas and clever naming.
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Feb 3, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
Flash back to 8:30 on Monday morning: Brace yourself, that hot coffee in your hand is about to become useless. Behind the Kiva doors lies the reason why: our newest fellows class, the 26th(!!!) Kiva has sent into the field, has descended on our headquarters in San Francisco for a week of training. 
 
Last week was, simply put, a whirlwind. We welcomed 34 new fellows to the Kiva family from an amazing 12 different countries and sought to teach them everything they’d need to know for their assignment. Our farthest fellow is traveling from San...
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Jan 30, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Out of this world beautiful:
Take a tour of the most detailed photo of space, ever.
 
Trending:
The history of poverty, told by data, is looking up.
 
Young hero:
10-year-old girl honored for her quick thinking and superb sign language skills.
 
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Jan 16, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Role models:
2014 was an amazing year for bright, brave and inspiring young women.
 
Too gorgeous to miss:
Nature creates an incredible winter wonderland of snow and ice.
 
Perspective change:
Move with the night sky and leave the ground behind.
 
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Dec 19, 2014 KV Kiva HQ

On our wish list:
The most beautiful (and difficult) 1000 color puzzle.
 
40 years:
Newly released photograph series captures sisterly bond over four decades.
 
What you didn't know you needed:
A clock that gives you the current time in color.
 
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Dec 5, 2014 KV Kiva HQ

Big win:
Grant for Digital Financial Services Innovation lab announced.
 
Wise words:
7 pieces of advice from 7 years at the helm of Brain Pickings.
 
What you can't see but still exists:
The night sky as viewed from modern cities without light pollution.
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Nov 21, 2014 KV Kiva HQ

Internet win:
The internet fixes Barbie and helps encourage young girls everywhere to pursue STEM.
 
That's our jam:
The free Guardians of the Galaxy mixtape on Google Play had us dancing around HQ.

Mark your calendar:
December 4th Twitter chat for mobile banking & other ICT solutions....
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Nov 7, 2014 KV Kiva HQ

Breaking the mold:
GoldieBlox releases an inspiring new toy to inspire young female engineers.  
 

Beat of a different drum:
A new take on visualizing rhythm.
 

Speaking of our history:
A wonderful map of old world language families.
 

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Oct 31, 2014 ID Indonesia, JO Jordan, NI Nicaragua, US United States
It’s hard to believe our 25th class of fellows (KF25) has been in the field for nearly 6 weeks now. They’ve already accomplished so much outstanding work with our field partners and trustees and have reported some great stories with fantastic pictures. 
 
Here are some highlights we couldn’t resist sharing with you:
 
Ignacio in Nicaragua stops by for lunch at Kiva borrower Blanca’s food stand.
 

Caroline captures an amazing sunset in Bali.
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