Posted by: Academy of Achievement | 05/10/2010

Esther Hsu, Class of 2009

Chief Operating Officer, TAMTAM (Together Against Malaria)

Consultant, Bain and Company

Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Fellow, Harvard

I have had the true privilege of attending two Summits in the past year and can still clearly recall the shock of dancing with Desmond Tutu in Cape Town and seeing Fmr. Secretary Colin Powell walk into the room in Washington DC.

After three years of grad school (and two years as a Reynolds Fellow), I am graduating from the joint MBA and MPA program at Harvard Business School and Kennedy School. I am headed first to Ghana to spend more time on the NGO which I co-manage, TAMTAM, before heading  to Bain & Company consulting in Boston.

It’s been wonderful to be a part of the Center for Public Leadership via the Reynolds fellowship- an honor to be surrounded by inspiring peers who will really make a difference in the world. I will take their stories with me wherever I go.

Recently, the CPL hosted Harvard’s inaugural Gleitsman Social Change Film Forum. This event sought to expore the ways in which the art and craft of filmmaking can be a source of motivation for social change. The Forum featured two documentaries: Countdown to Zero and A Small Act. Filmmakers, producers, area experts, and the documentary protaganists themselves were on hand at the event for panels and film discussions. A series of short films were also produced to spotlight social entrepreneurship among students at Harvard. It was a great opportunity to share my story and an honor to be featured.
Link to video:  www.youtube.com/harvardcpl

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