Kiva Fellows 19th Class
Originally from Hong Kong, Irene grew up in Los Angeles, California. She has worked with several non-profit organizations that provide financial services to vulnerable groups and she is committed to building economically equitable and sustainable communities. She is especially interested in financial inclusion issues to the most marginalized. Irene received a master's degree in Urban Planning from the University of Southern California and a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of California, San Diego. Irene has studied and lived in China, Indonesia, and England and is excited to be adding India to the list. She will be working with two new Kiva partners, People's Forum and Mahashakti, in the state of Odisha, India.