It's hard to believe our remote 2020-2021 Fellows have all finished their placements and that we're moving on to a brand new cycle of remote PiLA experiences! We're excited to be working again with partner organizations Endeavor Mexico, EARTH University, and Partners for Andean Community Health (PACH); all of whom hosted remote PiLA Fellows last year.
The small but mighty group of new PiLA Fellows are a mix of new graduates and young professionals and represent four different colleges and universities. Please read more about each of them and their interests and experiences here. Though we hope to be back to fully in-person placements next year, we are proud of this enterprising group for taking on new remote adventures and connecting with colleagues in Mexico, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and beyond!
It's not the same as traveling to start a new placement in person and exploring a new city, but we're confident that the connections made through these remote experiences will last just as long as relationships built in an office. As one new Fellow shared during our virtual orientation in July, he plans to view the fellowship as "a method of discovery: into Mexican economics, into my personal career, into the people that I'm going to meet, into an organization that invests in entrepreneurs." Here's hoping for these and many more discoveries on your collective "journeys."