Photo: Pictured above is Amber Hutchinson (left) with Veronica, a local Ghanian girl. Amber went to Ghana in 2012 to help build a sustainable water system in a rural village.
Meet Amber Hutchinson: aspiring global change-maker and ECHS Alumna. Amber recently graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a B.A. in Anthropology with minors in Spanish and Political Science and has been selected to participate in Global Brigades’ Sustainable Development Summer Internship in Panama.
This opportunity perfectly blends Amber’s passion for international development with sustainability. In this internship, Amber will be surveying the community, identifying their needs and helping them create a project for the type of sustainable development that is relevant to them. In addition, she will also be conducting research on a topic of her choice. Although she hasn’t zeroed in on a topic yet, she says that she finds the intersection of culture and development in Panama very compelling.
This internship will provide her with the opportunity to further explore her interests in international health and development in a dynamic environment while sharing ideas, collaborating on new initiatives, honing her leadership skills and developing intercultural and technical programmatic skills. Most importantly, this opportunity will allow her to gain valuable job skills and academic experience that can help prepare her for graduate school and a career in the field that she has been working towards since she was a student at ECHS.
Amber is currently looking to raise $2,500 to be able to meet the costs of this internship. With your support Amber can further her dream of becoming a global change-maker. To support her in this endeavor and make a donation, please visit: Empowered.org/AmberHutchinson.
About Global Brigades:
Global Bridgades is the world’s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. Since 2004, Global Brigades has mobilized thousands of university students and professionals through programs that work in partnership with community members to improve quality of life in under resourced regions while respecting local culture.