Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico
How IAE Inspired Me:
The Expedition was life changing. The effect it had on me can be summarized as a deep and long lasting sense of responsibility and hope. I have come to understand that individual projects are as valuable as large, transformative ones. We need to work at all levels to reach individuals where they are.
What I am doing now:
At the individual level I have made it my strategy to speak anywhere possible, especially to reach kids. The presentation has been very well received. I have used my own physical shortcomings as a source of inspiration to engage and to bring attention to the fact that challenges can be overcome. I’m currently working on what will be the first E-base in Mexico in the Copper Canyon.
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Washington, DC, USA
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San Francisco, CA, USA
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Bloxam, Oxfordshire, England
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