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Kathryn Babineau
Feb 12, 2020

Alum in Action: Kathryn Babineau

Batten alum Kathryn Babineau (MPP ’13) is a Ph.D. student in the University of Virginia's sociology department, where she studies globalization, labor rights, and public and private regulation. Previously, she worked as a human rights investigator for the Fair Food Standards Council and as a research coordinator at National Defense University.

Blue Ridge Mountains
Sep 09, 2019

Impact Investing in Action: Appalachia

Driving through Southwest Virginia, Richard Tadler, a venture capitalist and UVA graduate, was able to see firsthand some of the challenges that Virginia’s rural communities are facing; but more importantly, he was struck by the opportunities they present both for impact investors interested in facilitating economic growth at a time of transition, and for UVA students to learn about all the exciting sustainable economic development going on in their own backyard.

Baylee Eby
Nov 14, 2018

Alumni Spotlight: Baylee Eby

Last April, Baylee Eby (MPP '15) launched Dreamer & Co, a social impact company whose mission is to provide job skills and a steady income to young women in the Horn of Africa. The idea for Dreamer & Co began when I was in my last semester at Batten in 2015. Eby had traveled to the Horn of Africa to study water provision for refugees for my Applied Policy Project (APP).