I grew up in Des Moines and graduated from Grinnell College in 2002 with a degree in international development. I received a Grinnell Corps postgraduate fellowship at the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia, in southern Africa. As a fellow, I assisted scientists with data collection and research projects, helped run an international research center and taught Namibian college students about the scientific process. I moved back to Des Moines in 2003, and I've been working in nonprofit fundraising and management ever since. In 2009, I earned my master's degree in public administration from Drake University and in 2010 became the executive director of the Des Moines "I Have a Dream" Foundation.
Emily Westergaard Hamilton '02, a Des Moines native you should get to know
Des Moines Register
Des Moines, Ia., United States
January 4, 2013
Person Mentioned:Grinnell College
Emily Westergaard Hamilton '02
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