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Alum Connections: Martha Haile

Virtual Event
Thursday, September 17, 2020
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Off Campus Location
International Development Leader, Martha Haile

Martha Haile (History ‘04) is the vice president of Africa at Wefarm, a peer-to-peer knowledge sharing platform for smallholder farmers based in Nairobi, Kenya. Her overarching objective is to support the growth of the company across its African markets. She previously led the global operations of Agtech startup, Hello Tractor, where she managed its portfolio of social impact programming to increase smallholder farmers’ access to tractor service.

For those with a passion to pursue a global career, Martha will answer questions about the agricultural sector and the impact to be made there, the significance of global experiences on your education and perspective, living and working in Nairobi, and more.

About Martha:
The daughter of Eritrean refugees, Martha majored in history as a University of Michigan undergrad. After graduating she went on to the University of Maryland to study public policy with a focus on international development.
Martha also supported African economic policy development in the U.S. President’s Council for Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) and managed donor-funded programs as a senior program officer at the National Democratic Institute.

You should attend this workshop if you are:
Exploring careers in international development
Interested in a global career working with organizations outside the U.S.
Looking to gain insight into the agricultural sector
Interested in the politics, culture, and careers within Kenya and more broadly on the continent of Africa

What you’ll gain by attending:
Get a deeper look into the types of opportunities available for those interested in international development work
Gain a better understanding of careers and lifestyles within Kenya
Make a valuable connection with a history alum doing meaningful, purposeful work

RSVP now to reserve your spot. By signing up, you will receive an email with details on how to join this virtual workshop the morning of the session.

The LSA Opportunity Hub aims to deliver inclusive and accessible experiences and welcomes all LSA students to participate. If you require accommodations to participate in this event please contact Carla Huhn at or 734.763.4674. so we can make arrangements.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: Alum Connections, Alumni, Development Leader, International, Networking, Professional Development
Source: Happening @ Michigan from LSA Opportunity Hub