Esther is a New Sector Summer Fellow serving as a capacity-building intern at OBDC. She is responsible for researching nonprofit marketing strategies, and assisting in the implementation of sector-wide best practices. Before joining OBDC, Esther worked with Women’s Initiative and Upwardly Global, national nonprofits that respectively nurtured female entrepreneurship and developed the professional careers of skilled immigrants. As a U.C. Berkeley student, Esther enjoys working directly with entrepreneurs through Microfinance at Berkeley, a student organization that leverages Kiva’s global crowdfunding platform to provide $5,000 zero interest loans. She is both enjoying and learning a great deal from OBDC, and looks forward to the opportunities of summer 2014.