Eileen is a Californian by birth, a New Yorker by choice, and a global citizen by destiny. She received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MBA from the University of California, Irvine. She has worked in the technology sector for over 18 years in interactive marketing and business development. Her first job after college was to set up the “World Wide Web” for the Mexican Tourism Board - which meant monthly trips to Baja building websites for small businesses and tech tutorials between scuba dives. Here, her passion for using technology in the advancement of global development and social entrepreneurship was born. Over the years, Eileen has managed customer acquisition & retention channels, product launches, advertising and promotional efforts, strategic growth and partnerships, and has also been involved with several volunteer projects addressing global education in girls and human trafficking - but has always dreamed of contributing in a more impactful way. For this reason, she could not be more excited to continue her work a Kiva Fellow in Kenya! In her spare time, Eileen also moonlights as a photographer and loves the art of a compelling story.

Fellows Blog Posts by Eileen Flannigan

Nov 30, 2012 IN India

By Eileen Flannigan | KF19 | India

Eileen and Irene are both fellows in India.  Eileen is living in Imphal, Manipur and Irene is in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.  While in conversations with one another, we have been struck by how different the cities are.  We’ve compiled these observations to share with you our experiences of the rich and diverse culture of India.  Eileen’s profiled in Part 2 below, while Irene is featured in Part 1.

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