Hi! My name is Wynona Heim, the new intern at the Tia Foundation for the summer! I’ve attached a picture of myself with my family, taken earlier this year, so that you know who I really am. I have a great husband, Jeremy, who works as the Curriculum Specialist at the daycare center our children attend. My daughter Rhiannon is 4 years old, loves animals, and is enjoying swimming lessons this summer. My son William will turn two on September 4th, and is a precocious little toddler who loves being outside, and is especially excited to be learning to ride horses and swim this summer.
I am absolutely LOVING working with Laura at the Tia Foundation. I am a Master of Arts student at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and I will be graduating this December with a Masters degree in Global Affairs and Management, emphasizing in International Development and Public Policy. I have a passion for sustainable development initiatives such as the programs that the Tia Foundation is instituting in rural Mexico. I truly believe that the future of developing economies lies in improving the quality of life for the people that live in those nations. Once basic needs (such as health care!) are met, those people will be free to develop further opportunity, and live their own dreams.
I am so excited to be a part of the wonderful work that Laura and the Tia Foundation are doing! I will be going to Mexico later this month to do some field work – I can’t wait to tell you all about it!