September 1, 2009
Alison Cameron (MAIPS ‘09) interned in Amman, Jordan for Friends of the Earth Middle East through our DPMI Development Practicum. Friends of the Earth Middle East is a non-profit organization promoting collaboration between Israeli, Palestinian, and Jordanian environmentalists. Alison, whose studies at the Monterey Institute focused on sustainable development, collaborated on a 90 page Master Plan for an ecological park in the Jordan Valley.
After graduation, Alison provided sustainability consulting services for Terra Vertis (Victory for Earth) and the Jordan Green Business Council:
"With Terra Vertis, I helped develop an employee green champions team for our client Aramex, which is basically the FedEx of the Middle East. Parallel to that, I worked with the Jordan Green Business Council's Legal and Organizational Committee to establish formalized administrative, operational, and internship processes - as it was a start-up NGO, the first of its kind to emerge in Jordan."
Alison will soon work as a Program Officer for Shelter for Life International, helping to build shelters and promote grassroots development in refugee communities around the world.