LIAM SMITH

BOARD VICE CHAIR

Liam currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Board for Elevatus Foundation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in American Studies with a heavy focus on international relations and politics and a minor in African Studies. Liam served a christian mission in Madagascar from 2011-2013 and has since worked in Uganda and Ghana with two separate social enterprises. In Uganda, he  co-founded Go Solar International, a social business geared toward providing sustainable and affordable solar energy to those most in need. Liam also worked for a summer in Accra, Ghana for a human rights law firm, which is sponsored by the UN Development Programme. 

 

Liam’s time in Madagascar and elsewhere set him on the path toward a career in international relations and development with a strong passion for growth and development in Africa. Liam also recently interned at the US Mission to the United Nations in New York and worked side-by-side with US diplomats to negotiate UN resolutions and reports on peacekeeping missions in Africa as well as the larger UN framework for programming and coordination. He speaks fluent Malagasy as well as Spanish, having lived in Santiago, Chile as a child. Liam has also studied Swahili and a bit of French. He loves travelling with his wife and son and is a die-hard Dodgers fan.

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