Finding enrichment through giving back
When David Freeman, a finance and environmental science major, landed an internship with Ernst and Young in Kenya, he quickly fell in love with the country and the people.
"I traveled on business throughout the country, taking time out to climb Mt. Kenya to its 17,057-foot summit and learn about the people. "As the only American intern, he traveled on business throughout the country, taking time out to climb Mt. Kenya to its 17,057-foot summit and to learn about the people. What captured Freeman’s attention was the need to bring sustainable employment and education to Kenya’s underdeveloped Maasai communities, beginning with Kisharu. To help fill that need, he founded Crater Creations, a philanthropic organization that empowers women by employing them to craft drawstring bags for distribution to college bookstores in the United States, with the profits going to the creation of educational opportunities for children. Since graduation, Freeman has continued to follow his entrepreneurial interests and is currently employed at Square 1 Bank as an analyst for the Boston tech startup scene while at the same time working to secure fiscal sponsorship for Crater Creations. “What keeps me energized,” Freeman states, “is the pleasure I get from playing with ideas," which for Freeman do not seem to be in short supply.