I picked Celeste Arista to shadow as a social innovation hero. I picked her as my Hero for a couple of reasons. While we are discussing solutions, she is on the ground in Uganda every day assisting as she can. It takes a lot of guts for a girl straight out of college to join the Peace Corps and start trying to help. She posts personal pictures and stories about her day to day experiences there and the people she meets. I find this inspirational as it puts a very human face on a nebulous problem. I also plan to use her as a contact for some local Ugandan perspective on our proposed solutions. She embodies Courage and Local Insight.
I'm proud to call her my friend.Link to her blog