A group of 21 people recently completed Frontier Market Scouts training at the Monterey Institute and headed off to work on impact investment projects in developing countries.
July 24, 2013
Location: Bangalore, India
Village Capital Partner: Impact Edge Accelerator
Natalie is a second-semester MPA student at MIIS, focusing her attention on creative intersections between the public and private sectors to foster sustainable development. After studying Linguistics at UC Santa Cruz, she worked at a foundation supporting social and environmental justice in NYC, Boston, and Providence, and land conservation in the Southeastern US. There, she was exposed to the good work of hundreds of grassroots organizations, and was inspired to join in their momentum. After a brief hiatus managing a small hostel on the California coast, teaching high school in Lyon, France, and leading francophone canoe trips in the wilds of northern Minnesota, Natalie is energized to be at MIIS, where she volunteers for a social entrepreneur in Brazil, teaches French with BUILD, and learns from the diverse experiences of fellow students. Read Natalie's blog.
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The Monterey Institute’s unique Frontier Market Scouts Program has been awarded the prestigious Ashoka – U Cordes Innovation Award, given to innovative university programs focused on promoting social entrepreneurship.