Note: Each year, Nebraska Appleseed is fortunate to work with a number of bright, talented law clerks and interns. This is one of a series of posts that feature Appleseed’s clerks and interns discussing their backgrounds and experiences.
Business opens doors. Whether it’s investing in small businesses here in the U.S. or overseas, investing in people is what drives Nebraska Appleseed intern Christina Guthmann.
“When I was in high school, a couple from my church went to Mali. The husband had a business degree and started a company there.” Christina said. “Now, they’ve returned to the States where they run the U.S. operations and the Malians run the operation in Mali. Because of this company, many people are employed and able to provide for their families. I love the flexibility and opportunities that business provides.”
A student at UNL studying International Business, Christina hopes to use her degree making a difference for people in other countries. But for now she wants to gain some experience working at Appleseed with the Economic Justice team.
“I thought it would be a great opportunity to learn about an area that I could work in after graduation. I’m excited for the experience working on different initiatives with this great group of people.” Christina said. “I thought Appleseed would be a great opportunity to see another option and industry in business that I haven’t experienced before.”
Eventually Christina wants to take her Appleseed experience and business savvy overseas where she hopes to work in the missions field.
“I hope to use my degree to work in another country possibly doing mission work. I love Spanish-speaking countries. I’ve been to Argentina twice, and it definitely stole my heart. I’d love to end up there.”
Name: Christina Guthmann
Hometown: Omaha, NE
About me: Student at UNL studying International Business.I also love to play piano. I also like reading the Bible, the news, and Twitter. And I love hanging out with my sorority sisters.
Why Appleseed?: I thought it would be a great opportunity to learn about an area that I could work in after graduation. I’m excited for the experience working on different initiatives with this great group of people.
Future plans: I hope to use my degree to work in another country possibly doing mission work.