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ColombiaBogota, Colombia

Andrea Elizabeth Burniske

About Me: 

A passionate, visceral intellectual whose father bought me the first issues of Ms Magazine when I was 9 years old, and who always wanted me to be a philosopher. The firebrand, former punk-rocker that I was still lurks in my soul, as does the message of peace and love from the generation in which I grew up. I have little tolerance for fools and cowards - especially since I have sometimes been both to a greater degree than I would like. But my greatest intolerance is when people are petty and/or cruel. I have worked in international development since the early 90s, started in Russia, moved on the Central Asia and now am in Colombia.

My Passions: 
Empathy, women's empowerment, child protection, the creative power of sustainable development, the rights of all to achieve their human potential
My Challenges: 
Patience, with myself and others.
My Vision for the Future: 
A world that actually takes lasting steps forward - real commitments to human rights and sustainable development
My Areas of Expertise: 
Women's empowerment, gender-based violence, child protection, sustainable economic development
My Languages: 
English, Spanish, Russian

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