Audrey DeGroot

25 – Seattle

What Are You Most Passionate About?

Education! Whether it be teaching, learning, or some combination of the two.

Who is someone who inspires you?

My father has always been my hero. He taught me very early in life that education doesn’t have to mean getting a masters degree. Being motivated to pursue knowledge for yourself is more important than anything else.

What Is Your Favorite Sound?

I love the sound of a good motor!

What Project would a laptop help you with?

During my 27 months in Guinea I met some amazing people and none impressed me more than my students. They had so little to work with (no books, or computers, or even chalk for the chalkboard sometimes), and yet the were so dedicated to educating themselves. My goal since leaving has been to make sure that they have the resources to continue that pursuit of education and having laptops can help them do that.

What do you love about this project?

The students and getting to hear about their progress when they call to tell me about their studies.

What Languages do you speak?

English and French

Given a choice, would you prefer a Mac or PC?

PC