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Title: Interim Country Project Manager

Location: Kampala, Uganda

When did you start working for Heifer? I started working for Heifer on June 1, 2008, as a Senior Dairy Specialist and a team leader in the East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) project.

What attracted you to work for Heifer? I really liked Heifer’s approach in working with communities, which has a real impact on beneficiaries through the use of livestock. Since the EADD project was a value chain dairy project, I really wanted to be a part of their social transformation. I also like Heifer’s values on staff management.

What has been the most memorable experience you have had while working for Heifer? My greatest experience has been with working with communities to set up producer organizations that remain sustainable, even after the project support ends. To me, seeing communities driving their own agenda really makes me proud of having been part of the process.

Susan Atyang
Susan Atyang

My education includes: I hold a master's in Agriculture, specialized in Dairy Technology from California Polytechnic State University, a post graduate diploma in project planning and management, and a bachelor's in food science and technology from Makerere University Kampala, Uganda. At Heifer, through coaching, mentoring and in-house training programs, I have built my capacity in management, gender, leadership, and monitoring and evaluating.

My hobbies include: Being with my family, reading motivational books, watching movies, playing table games with my family (chess, Scrabble or Monopoly). I am also interested in learning local dialects and meeting new people.

My family consists of: My loving husband and my three lovely children: an 11-year-old daughter, 8-year-old daughter, 5-year-old son.

Something about me that you might not know: I am a very simple and down-to-Earth person who easily gets along with different kinds of people. I am also a very frank person.

What is the best thing about working at Heifer? Heifer is a family of people working to transform lives of several disadvantaged families across the globe! I feel honored that Heifer allowed me to be a part of their family.

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Jacklyn Carroll

Jacklyn Carroll is the Global Communications Intern for Heifer. She recently graduated from The University of Memphis (Go Tigers!) with a bachelor's in English. She now lives in Little Rock, Ark., with her family and her kitten, Dolly.