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Solve these whispering problems before they become bellowing ones!

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 27 April 2011

 


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Solve these whispering problems before they become bellowing ones!
WeblogGurteen Knowledge Log
Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 130
Posted DateWednesday 27 April 2011 18:54 GDT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen
Linkshttp://mitworld.mit.edu/video/882 
CategoriesSocial Business; Social Good

When she first came to MIT, Khalea Robinson was set to become a builder of bridges and skyscrapers. "Their visibility and permanence appealed to me." But a talk she attended on some of the world's pressing problems shook her commitment to this path. Access to clean water, and other issues, should surely count more than her own private engineering goals, she imagined.

But after taking introductory courses in environmental and civil engineering, she realized that she "couldn't simply fall in line wherever there was a call, because there are so many calls, all of them worthy." Robinson felt that she should instead look for a field that would "bring forth my initiative, passion, drive, insight and courage," while also promoting justice and fairness. In a world "full of complex problems that need to be solved by many people," Robinson believes each of us "has a distinct voice that can and must be raised."





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