Emily Raecker

Marketing; Finance
Class of 2015
Leadership Development Program Associate, Principal Financial Group

“I knew I wanted to take part in Sustainable Development for Sub-Saharan Africa, a program that involves a three-week experience in Uganda. Every student does a project, and mine was to help a local artist in Kampala start a business. I arranged a $1,500 microloan and also worked on a business plan for him. Now he has a small shop and sells directly to customers for $20 [rather than $4 to distributors]. I love doing a project that’s hands-on and applies marketing in a way that has a real impact.”