Hold onto your hats, Kiva just trained our 29th fellows class last week. Eighteen fellows came to town (San Francisco!) and joined us at our headquarters for a week of intense training before embarking on their assignments. We might be located in the United States but our fellows come from all over the world and this class was no different with 11 nationalities represented amongst them. This is one of the liveliest times of year in our office and we can’t help but share a few of our favorite behind-the-scenes photos.
Bright eyed and bushy tailed at 8am on a Monday while being welcomed by our CEO Martin Tschopp.
Fellows break into regional groups for specialized training.
Our new Kiva Zip fellows have an extended Q&A with our Zip team.
The big red ball is one of our favorite icebreakers.
Fellows week is filled with many, many questions.
At the end of the week, each fellow ‘pins’ themselves to our Map Wall.
Good luck out there, KF29! Don’t forget to write :)
Aurora hails from New England and has a background in communications, systems management and economic development. She first realized her passion for nonprofits leveraging social media while working in web communications at MSF. She is incredibly excited to join the content team at Kiva and explore the juncture of technology and international development more thoroughly. She spent nearly a year working in Tanzania with students and was lucky enough to witness the spirit of small-scale entrepreneurship and how it impacts communities firsthand. She holds a BA from Princeton University where she concentrated in politics and was a member of the varsity swimming and diving team. Aurora is a long-suffering, occasionally jubilant, Arsenal fan and copes with being dog-less by volunteering at the SF SPCA.