Camille Parker joins the GHD program after working in rural Uttarakhand, India for one year as a William J. Clinton Fellow with the American India Foundation. While in India, she worked at Avani, a women’s handicraft cooperative, where she led the organization’s efforts to strengthen its domestic and international market linkages, forge productive partnerships with fair trade organizations and designers, and expand the organization’s digital marketing and communications capacities. Prior to her time in India, Camille worked in the federal practice of Deloitte Consulting in Washington, D.C., where she worked on survey research projects for a range of federal and nonprofit clients, including USAID, the Defense Health Agency, and Anza. Camille graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2015. While there, her studies focused on sustainable development, development policies, and transnational history, and she had the opportunity to present her research on Laotian and Iraqi refugees as a Presidential Fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress. Upon graduation, Camille received summa cum laude honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. While her family is currently based in Portland, Oregon, Camille spent the majority of her childhood in Singapore, where she first discovered her love for travel. As a GHD student, Camille is excited to further explore the role of sustainable social enterprises and fair trade in promoting equitable, inclusive growth for marginalized populations, particularly women.
Class of 2020