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Maya Terro, 29, Foodblessed co-founder and director, Beirut, Lebanon. Prior to MESCI, I have attained a Masters in Public Health form the American University of Beirut with an emphasis on Health Management and Policy. Following that, I joined the MESCI program because of my interest to try to marry what I have already learned within the health sector to what I could learn from the Economic sector and employ this 'wholly' matrimony for the good of societies, especially those residing in to the Third world. My experience at MESCI has inarguably been one of the most fulfilling--aside from providing me with the quantitative and qualitative skills and know-hows pertaining to Economics and International Cooperation; I was also given the opportunity to touch base and form invaluable friendships with a variety of awesome students coming from across the 7 continents of the world. We've all grown fond of each other and formed what I'd like to call the 2010-2011 MESCI ‘familia’! Presently, I am working as a Research Assistant in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the Olayan School of Business at the American University of Beirut. Corporate social responsibility aims at holding businesses responsible for their operations towards their stakeholders which include aside from their shareholders, employees, and customers; the society in which they operate as well as the community-at-large. I have grown fond of CSR, and I am looking forward to pursuing a PhD in sustainability or something along these lines. Having said that, on a personal note, I recommend MESCI for those interested in gaining a wide array of skills across the field of developmen.