We're so appreciative of the hard work of our talented interns, so we're thrilled to introduce them in our summer Intern Q&A series. Today, we're getting to know intern Samantha Haigood.
Name: Samantha Haigood
Where You’re From: The San Francisco Bay Area
Where You’re Quarantining: Providence, RI (at the moment)
How do you practice sustainability in your everyday life?
I try to seek out and buy from locally owned businesses in Providence, San Francisco, and Berkeley, the three cities I’ve lived in for most of my life so far.
What are your future career aspirations?
When I was interning for my congresswoman, Barbara Lee, the summer after my freshman year, I became interested in the role that the private sector could play, alongside public sector and non-profit organizations, to support meaningful social and environmental impact. I just graduated from Brown with a BA in International Relations, and I look forward to continuing to navigate a career path focused on sustainability rooted in cross-sector collaboration. I was recently accepted to an MSc Local Economic Development program at the London School of Economics, and I’m hoping to pursue this degree in the fall of 2021.
Who is your biggest inspiration and why?
One would probably be Michelle Obama! She is an inspiration to me for many reasons. I just finished her book Becoming. As a woman of color, I find the way that she has practiced authenticity in different aspects of her life inspiring.