Gillian M.

United States


Two years ago I packed a beat-up suitcase and a small backpack. Everybody thought I was crazy. I had committed to working for two years as a full-time volunteer for a women’s rights organization in Croatia—a country I’d only ever seen on Google image. I went anyway. To a foreign country, where I didn’t speak the language, with a new a job, and no friends. Thankfully, it was the right decision. All I had to do was listen, learn, work hard and enjoy it all. The ups and the downs. As a full-time international volunteer for the Ecumenical Women’s Initiative, I focussed on communicating with partners, planning and managing projects, reporting and monitoring. Oh, and I can now speak Croatian! Not bad for a girl from small-town Montana, right? Before working for EWI, I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Concordia College, with a degree in Sociology (and minors in Women’s & Gender Studies and Communication). Here’s what Carolyn, the Managing Director of EWI kindly had to say about me: “Our organization greatly benefitted from her time with us and it is with full assurance that I can recommend Gillian for employment as a reliable and committed individual whose enthusiasm and energy is a valuable asset to any organization.”


  • gender
  • human rights
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • torts / conflict resolution
  • market research
  • croatia
  • bosnia and herzegovina
  • serbia
  • kosovo
  • montenegro
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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