Summer 2020 Fellow: Christine Lathrop
Meet Summer 2020 Fellow Christine Lathrop. Christine is working with our MARCOM department, our development team, and with our M&E specialists. She is a huge help to us here at World Hope International (WHI) as her work allows our professional staff to focus more energy on to the projects on their plates. This is especially appreciated as so far 2020 has been an eventful and challenging year. Christine originally was to work at our headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, due to social distancing and the ongoing threat of spreading COVID-19, Christine has been able to work with us remotely. She has adapted with outstanding flexibility, determined to make the most of the situation while still staying safe at home. Keep reading to learn more about Christine!
I am currently pursuing an MA in Conflict Resolution at Georgetown University and will be graduating in December 2020.
Undergrad: Chapman University 2013-2017, BA Political Science, BA Peace Studies.
Where I call home
Some of my favourite things
Drink: Diet Coke
Author: Liane Moriarty
“I feel very passionate about the clean water projects because they supply a basic human right to the communities we operate within. As a student of conflict resolution, I have been educated to locate the roots of problems in order to prevent or eliminate challenges. Unclean water is a root of numerous health complications and the hardship to obtain any water is a hurdle to many people, especially children and women. Through addressing this issue, WHI is able to support the growth and health of a large beneficiary community.”
“Thus far, I have learned an immense amount about monitoring and evaluation of projects. This has required me to learn about the details of projects ranging from child sponsorship to a desalinisation plant in order to properly establish a framework for tracking progress.”
“Throughout the summer I hope to learn about disaster response, and help formulate plans for Fall disaster response, Monitoring and Evaluation of programming, programme management, and the vital role of development to organisations. I hope to leave a mark on the organisation by creating work that remains integral to their operations after my fellowship concludes.”
“My experience at WHI has been a great introduction into the non-profit humanitarian assistance field. Ultimately, I would like to work at an organisation that has similar goals of addressing basic human right needs with a community-driven approach.”