Meet SHE Intern: Harriet Fisher

Hometown: I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, but I spend most of the year at school in beautiful Brunswick, Maine.

What are you working on? I am working to organize and catalog the many, many articles and resources SHE team members access. The project has allowed me to read about the incredible work professors, NGOs, governments, and everyone in between are doing to improve menstrual hygiene management.

I am also scooping ice cream at a local Brooklyn shop, working on my parallel parking, and hiking in the White Mountains.

What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Chocolate Chocolate Chunk with hot fudge. Bring on the chocolate.

What superpower would you have?

Perhaps it’s trite, but I would love to fly. To be able to soar over the Grand Canyon, Angkor Wat, Shanghai? Yes, please!

What was the last song you played on your iPhone?

All About that Bass by Meghan Trainor

Why did you join SHE?

I recently took in a course on NGOs in politics in which we discussed the problematic ways in which non governmental organizations provide deeply patronizing aid. I joined SHE and admire SHE’s work because of its commitment to a product that enables women to support themselves. SHE’s goal is not to create dependence on foreigners, but rather to great independence for the many women in Rwanda who lack access to something so basic: a pad.