Student Highlight: Elena Zambetti, International Development Studies

ElenaElena Zambetti is an incoming International Development Studies student.  She has an undergraduate degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from the University of Florida and is considering a concentration in conflict and development within the MA program.  After graduating, Elena traveled the globe to China to study Chinese and France where she worked as an intern with an international agricultural cooperative.

Before starting classes in the fall, Elena will begin working as the Business Partnerships Fellow at GlobalGiving, an international non-profit that provides a crowdfunding platform for the grassroots charitable projects of social entrepreneurs and non-profits worldwide. Her role supports the Business Development team, which works with Fortune 500 companies to support their global citizenship goals. Specifically, they help companies with employee engagement, consumer-facing campaigns, and international grant-making.

In addition to the fellowship at GlobalGiving, Elena is a contractor with Proofix.  As a contractor, she proofreads documents sent in to the website by both native and non-native English speakers.

Both her education and professional experiences are sure to set Elena up for great success in the International Development Studies program!  We wish her the best of luck with her first semester!