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From ballroom to river barge

At first glance, you may not see the connection between organizing a barge shipment on the White Nile River in South Sudan and planning a glitzy fundraiser in Washington, D.C. But the same heart and the same talents fueled both jobs.

“If I look back, it all falls into place and makes sense,” says Jessie Cochran ’05. She might be “doing it at a warehouse or an airport, instead of a ballroom, but it’s the same sort of skills.”

Read more in the spring issue of Furman magazine about her four years in South Sudan with the United Nations World Food Programme.

Last updated June 4, 2021
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