To my fellow Network members:
As some of you may already know, today is my last day formally working with Namati. In a few short weeks, I am returning to school to pursue a Master’s in Global Human Development at Georgetown University.
I would like to extend my gratitude to all of you – to those of you I have had the pleasure of working with directly, and to those of you I have never had the chance to meet, but have been inspired by your passion for justice and dedication to your communities daily.
Whether we interacted through conversations on the forum, at the leadership course in Budapest, marched for #JusticeForAll in Buenos Aires or DC, advocated for land rights in Myanmar, or at any other moment in between, know that I am very grateful to have been welcomed into this community, and to have played a small part in building the legal empowerment movement.
A very special thank you to my colleagues (@namati_staff) and especially to my @namati_network team! Your genuine kindness, brilliance, eagerness to problem solve, and commitment to making the world a better place has made these past two years truly unforgettable. I have learned so much from you, and promise to take these lessons forward in my career in return.
Despite my formal position at Namati coming to an end, I have found a home within the Network – and plan to remain a part of this community for years to come. Please keep in touch! You can find me here (@ashleyvanwaes) or on LinkedIn.
P.S. I’ve attached a few photos from some of my favorite memories with you all