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Haley J Burns

Alumna, B.S., Fund 17
Haley Burns

Originally from Huntsville, Alabama, I am currently an undergraduate senior studying History, International Development, and Urban Studies. After a fellowship with Lend for America in 2012, I founded Fund 17 to empower micro-entrepreneurs in the New Orleans community. I am passionate about research, for-profit models for social change, and human centered design. During the summer of 2013, I travelled throughout Southeast Asia after working for an impact investing conference in Singapore. The following summer, I worked for Saha Global where I helped to start a new clean water business in Northern Ghana, West Africa. I hope to pursue a career in the development or social innovation industry, working in emerging urban centers.

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Before coming to college, I knew I was interested in this world of "international development", but didn't know exactly what that meant. Finding the Payson Center during my search for undergraduate programs was truly life-changing. Now I have spent almost four years surrounded by leaders and experts in the field and have been equipped with knowledge and skills that ensure I am entering the professional world as an informed candidate.
  • B.A., Tulane University, History, Candidate for the class of 2015
    • Coordinate Major in International Development
    • Minor in Urban Studies
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