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At World Pulse, we recognize the need for ongoing learning—for you and for your community! Our toolkits aim to provide the resources you need to advance your social change work.

We are excited to introduce our Digital Empowerment Trainers’ Toolkit, a dynamic resource to help you bring the benefits of connecting online to women in your community. Check it out today! »

Introducing myself and my journal

About Me:
I live in rural Vermont with my husband and three children, and teach both Cultural Anthropology and History for the Vermont State College System in Vermont. Prior to settling here, I worked in East Africa as a teacher, then at a large refugee camp in Mandera Kenya. I have been back in the states for almost 15 years, and long to travel back to Africa (especially in deep winter)! My time in East Africa motivated me to pursue the career I have now in Vermont, a College Instructor who seeks to bring the wonder of my lived experiences into the classroom. I look forward to meeting people through World Pulse, and connecting to this community!

My Passions:
Teaching, people, my children and travel

My Challenges:
To stay positively present for each moment, to recognize the gifts...

My Vision for the Future:
A more equitable free of poverty

My Areas of Expertise:


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Mary Catherine, I am delighted that you have found us and know that you will find this to be a positive experience.

Please take a moment to post a photo of yourself or an image that best represents you. You can share your ideas and dreams by writing in your journal, reading other member's journals and offering comments, and joining groups to participate in the discussions.

Browse through our community groups directory ( as it's a great way to build powerful networks, find members with similar interests to your own, share ideas or actions.

You might want to look at two particular groups which I think you might be interested in joining. Leah's wonderful group, "Jambo, Hello from Kenya!" has brought together women from all over who brainstorm solutions, pose questions, test ideas and support each other's visions. It can be found at

The other group is the Rafiki Club, managed by mamaAfrica, which brings women together to promote literacy in rural Kenya. It can be found at Please do not hesitate to reach out to these amazing members whose lights shine so brightly on PulseWire.

If you have any particular interests, let me know and I'll see if I can point you in the right direction. Again, welcome and I know that you will find PulseWire to be engaging, inspiring and thought-provoking.

PulseWire Community Director

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