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Kristen Norman - Cross Cultural Perspectives on Health and Illness.

Kristen graduated from ISF in 2012. As a Haas Research Fellow she conducted extensive research on microcredit and women’s empowerment in rural Nicaragua. She later published her honors thesis entitled “Microcredit and the Discourse of Empowerment” in the Berkeley Undergraduate Research Journal.
Since graduating, Kristen has become increasingly involved in social enterprise creative, business-driven solutions to address complex social problems. Kristen now serves as the VP of Product Development at Global Family Farms, a social venture focused on building a marketing and distribution bridge between impoverished rural farmers in the developing world, and organic consumers in the West. Kristen helped launch the first product out of Nepal and is looking forward to the next which will be based out of Latin America.

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