We are thrilled that Rachael Capone has joined our team for the summer. Not only is she a passionate bundle of energy, but her experience and desire to assist vulnerable populations in post-conflict regions makes her an excellent fit for our organization. Below is a brief bio to offer you all a glimpse of this great addition to our team:
Rachael graduated in May of 2011 from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. She received her Bachelor of Science in Sociology, concentrating in Social Inequality and Public Policy with a minor in Africana Studies. During college, Rachael worked in the events and conferences office where she became well-versed in setting up events, training and supervising student employees. Since graduation, she served as a full-time volunteer for Invisible Children, working to engage communities in supporting the end of atrocities being committed by the Lord’s Resistance Army.
Rachael is not new to the field of international development. After spending the sumer of 2010 studying abroad in Kenya where she completed coursework in Kiswahili, anthropology, religion and education, she decided to return to Kenya in 2011 working as an intern for Utooni Development Organization. Her primary responsibility during this internship program was to research the impact of sand dams on food and income security.
It was TCON’s dedication to a vulnerable population and our grassroots organizational feel that appealed most to Rachael as she pursued internship opportunities for this summer. She hopes to add to the work we are currently doing in Uganda through the implementation of systems of measurement and evaluation to improve our effectiveness and the scope of work on the ground. Ultimately, Rachael envisions a personal career committed to further developing programs in post-conflict regions that contribute to lasting, sustainable peace. We are hopeful that her time with TCON will grow her capacity and awareness to better equip her for a future career!