Meet Shannon, our Director Of Projects

Last week we introduced you to our Executive Director Aezed Raza, and this week we would like you to say “hi” to Shannon Radsky, our Director Of Projects. Her passion for our project partners is contagious, so if you ever come to one of our events be sure to ask her what our partners are up to.

Shannon

What is your job at DGL?

I am the Director of Projects and I oversee the Education and M&E (Monitoring and Evaluation) divisions of Do Good Lab. This includes reviewing applications, engaging with project partners, and conducting research.

What lead you to be involved with Do Good Lab?

I was introduced to Do Good Lab by a former co-worker, who invited me to attend a Community Meeting in September 2011. I was immediately welcomed by a group of ambitious individuals, who were all passionate about international development.

What part of Do Good Lab’s mission are you most passionate about?

Do Good Lab’s focus on locally led development. I believe that empowering local communities to take action against their own problems is the strongest way to effect sustainable change. Development has the greatest chance of success when it originates at a local level and is led by the same community members who will directly benefit from its implementation and progress.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I enjoy reading, photography, rock-climbing, hiking and biking – and being outdoors in general.

Any other interesting info? previous job, experience, etc…

As an undergraduate in Washington, D.C. I interned with the National Geographic Society. I have always been passionate about traveling and exploring. Witnessing the amazing photographic and film work being accomplished at NatGeo inspired me to seek out greater adventures. I yearn to learn as much about the world and its diverse cultures as possible.

I have also lived and traveled in Central and South America. During my travels, I observed some of the greatest challenges facing our world today. The world’s resources are finite, and more people will suffer if we don’t reverse the damaging cycles of consumption that we currently employ.

One of my favorite quotes is an ancient Native American proverb: “We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.” We must be the example for future generations.

Learn more about our past projects and stay tuned for news about our 2013 partners.

Posted by Aezed Raza on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 at 10:30 am.