Emily Mertens

As the Kiva Fellows Program Associate, Emily is responsible for training week operations and supporting Fellows from recruitment to post fellowship evaluation. After interning with KFP in 2013, Emily spent a year launching operations in Senegal for myAgro, a Kiva partner in West Africa. While in Senegal, Emily managed the first national expansion of the program, designed the training program for new field staff and worked on rural marketing strategy. Emily has also interned at Net Impact, helping to plan their annual conferences in 2012 and 2013. She has experience working with a refugee-centered microfinance institution in Sacramento, CA, and with Taproot Foundation. She graduated from the University of California: Davis with BAs in Sociology and French and also studied at l’Université de Bordeaux in 2011. A Bay Area native, Emily is an avid skier and runner who one day hopes to regain her title as the San Jose Sharks “Fan of the Game.”