This summer we are expanding our Los Angeles office with an intern of our own. We are happy to introduce you to Mindy Hagan who will be working on our Coachella project.
Mindy is a rising senior at Pomona College in Claremont, CA majoring in International Relations and minoring in History. Although she is American, most of her life has been abroad, living in the Middle East as well as visiting Asia and Europe.
Last year, Mindy spent a month studying the community development of a small village named Bellavista near Bahía de Caráquez on the Ecuadorian coast. She studied the strategic effort of the people there to better their village, specifically, how residents used community organizations and foreign outreach to facilitate their many initiatives. On working with KDI, Mindy says, “With this experience [studying in Ecuador], KDI seemed like the perfect internship opportunity to learn more about how the community development process can empower people and encourage sustainable change.”