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Emerge Founder Speaks at MIT’s Global Poverty Initiative

Alia Whitney-Johnson presented at the MIT Global Poverty Initiative Millennium Campus Conference on April 18-20 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The conference, which hosted other speakers such as Senator John Edwards, Administrator Henrietta Fore, Dr. Paul Farmer, and Amy Smith, aimed to motivate, inspire, and educate students to tackle the many facets of global poverty. Alia was one of 6 students who presented in a panel called “Stories from the Field: Student Action in Alleviating Poverty.” She led two workshops, one on “Starting Projects for Global Change,” and the second entitled “Overcoming Barriers in Project Delivery.” Ellen Sojka, Emerge Business Director, and Alia also represented Emerge at the “Student Expo for Social Change.”

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