Hi, there. This is Brooke Edwards, one of the writers at Heifer's headquarters in Little Rock. You're about to be hearing from me a lot, so I thought I'd go ahead and introduce myself.

I've been a Heifer fan for about as long as I can remember. I first did the overnight Global Village experience at Heifer Ranch in Perryville, AR, when I was 13 years old. I started volunteering when I was 21, and that's even how I met my husband. So you might imagine that being a writer for Heifer is a dream come true for me. You'd be right.

And soon, I'll be taking it to the next level. This Sunday, I leave for my first trip to the field to visit some of our East Africa Dairy Development projects in Kenya and Uganda. Along with professional photographer, Dero Sanford, I will be documenting our trip with Heifer's new CEO, Pierre Ferrari, as we discover what's been working for these projects and also what challenges they still face.

I'm thrilled to be going, and I hope you'll follow along with me here. I'll be in a unique position to get your questions asked, since I'll be visiting with our CEO, program staff, field staff and project participants.

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Brooke Edwards

Brooke Edwards is from Little Rock, Arkansas, and started working at Heifer International in 2009 as a writer. She has a master's in social work and a bachelor's degree in psychology. She is married, a mother of two, and a wannabe urban farmer, raising her own chickens and killing most of her vegetable crops.