Thinking like a mother: How I found the right balance for my development career

Yassica’s son, Jack, during one of Yassica’s trips to Central America. How does an international development professional balance work and family time? Photo by: Yassica Ferrer

I wasn’t thinking like a mother when I went back overseas for the first time after my son's birth.

I was so accustomed to development work without a child that when I did have my son, I was the one who couldn’t adapt to my career.

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    Yassica Ferrer

    With over 14 years of experience, Yassica is an accomplished senior manager who has spent most of her career working in the international development industry; primarily supporting donor funded projects. She has worked in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East; in subject areas related to economic growth, governance, agriculture, rule of law and legal reform.