Elizabeth DeFreest, Program Associate
Elizabeth received her BA in International Studies from American University’s School of International Service, concentrating in International Development and Social Entrepreneurship. Prior to enrollment, she spent a year working with Income Generation Projects, a USAID funded coffee cooperative and a street children's rehabilitation center in Kigali, Rwanda. Additionally, Elizabeth spent time teaching and assisting with photography journalism at an alternative education primary school in Oaxaca, Mexico. During the Fall of 2014, Elizabeth studied and worked in Pune, India, specializing in handcraft marketing, export programs and organizational development. Her passion for tourism stems from growing up in a Bed and Breakfast, nestled into a Vermont valley surrounded by local ski resorts. She is happiest when immersed in other cultures, trying international dishes or traveling the world.