Welcoming Two New Interns!

We welcomed two new interns to our team from NYU to celebrate the New Year. We are glad you are here, Katie and Molly!

Katie Walter is a graduate student at New York University with a concentration in Peacemaking and Peacebuilding and a regional focus in both the Middle East and West Africa. She joins Outward Bound Peacebuilding after a career as a marketing professional. Katie holds degrees in Economics and Business and Communication Studies from Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California as well as a Masters in Marketing Management from EDHEC Business School, Nice, France. Katie hopes to build on her experience at Outward Bound Peacebuilding and continue work in the field of peacebuilding and development, working to develop peace capacities in divided communities. She will spend the summer in Liberia at the Kofi Annan Institute for Conflict Transformation.

Molly Fearn holds Bachelors of Arts degrees in International Business and Finance from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Science in Global Affairs at New York University, with a focus on peacebuilding and sustainable development in Latin America’s Andean Region.  Prior to moving to New York City, Molly discovered her passion for sustainable development while living and working in Lima, Peru. She envisions applying her experience at Outward Bound Peacebuilding and her education to future work ensuring peaceful and sustainable development in Latin America. Her other passions include the outdoors, long-board surfing, and Peruvian food.

If you are interested in an internship with the Outward Bound Center for Peacebuilding, please email info@outwardboundpeace.org. We are now accepting applications for the summer and fall 2011.

We are forecasting an exciting and full 2011 for Outward Bound Center for Peacebuilding. We have ambitious goals for our small and highly effective staff. We continue to build on the success of our Middle East programs by designing new programs, building new partnerships throughout the world, and expanding into new program areas. We are excited to bring our mission to greater numbers of people in 2011.

Outward Bound Peacebuilding uses experiential outdoor learning to challenge emerging leaders in divided societies to work together to build peace.

At Outward Bound Center for Peacebuilding, our staff and supporters are adventurers too! In January, Executive Director Ana Patel left cold and snowy NYC for the Florida Keys where she participated in an Outward Bound Staff sailing training in Florida Keys, hosted by the OB USA Sea Program. Ana had great things to say about the training and she especially enjoyed the evening debrief circle that was used, “Feet in the cockpit.”