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I work in Advertising Operations at Zillow, but LOVE microfinance. I'm always interested in startups, especially non-profits, reach out to me if you're working on anything cool!
Katherine is a recent graduate from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where she studied International Business and French. She is currently working at a private equity firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. Katherine loves to travel, and recently spent her summer volunteering in Mauritius.
Jason is from Bellingham, Massachusetts, a small suburb between Providence and Boston. He is currently enrolled as an undergraduate student majoring in international business at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. After working in the commercial and personal loan industry he became interested in microfinancing. When Jason is not working or attending school, he is interested in Boston-based sports teams, meeting new people, and spending time with family and friends. After graduation he plans to work in the personal finance industry while earning his MBA.
Throughout the month of March, Vittana has been running their first — but not their last –Â March Microfinance Madness campaign with the goal of getting friends, family, and co-workers coming together to raise money to send kids to school. For those of you not familiar with Vittana,they are enabling students from around the globe to get access to higher education for the first time through student loans.Â They’ve gotten a fair amount of interest for their campaign, including TechCrunch, Redfin, Buddy.tv, and TeachStreet, but are running into the home stretch with only 6 days left in March and want to put the after burners on.
If you’d like to loan to a student in Paraguay, Vietnam, or Nicaragua, I just created a “myKRO.org” group on Vittana – just sign up, find a student such as Huyen Thi Hoang in Vietnam, and lend!Â Remember, every little bit helps!