“How do I reinvent myself?” That was a question I started to grapple with after a rewarding career in a large, international law firm. Traveling to Congo for the first time in 2008 with my cousin, who grew up there, reminded me of our family history in the country where my aunt and uncle were American missionaries for 30 years. That trip influenced me to leave the corporate world in order to apply my marketing and development skills to capacity-building initiatives at Université Protestante au Congo (UPC http://www.upcongo.org). My current role has also allowed me to assist HandUp Congo volunteer teams on a whole range of worthwhile projects. Making a different difference in the world! – Linda James, Development and Communications Consultant, UPC
Using my French and computer skills to raise awareness about the DRC is both fun and easy for me. What better way to help make this world more connected?