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Team Member Spotlight: Breese Arenth

By Tara Newton, Communications Associate, BID Initiative

May 25, 2015

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The BID Initiative team works across three countries in the United States, Tanzania, and Zambia. This week, we learn more about Breese Arenth, Project Specialist from the Digital Health Solutions team in the Seattle office.

What is your role on BID?: I supported the development of the Product Vision for BID through research, business analysis, and project management. Now I serve as a bridge between BID and PATH’s broader work in Digital Health Solutions, assisting with efforts to grow and leverage resources for greater impact within and beyond the BID Initiative.

What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? Convince myself to jump off the high dive at the school swimming pool in Langata, Kenya at age 6.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? How to surf, or speak French.

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor? I’ve had some wonderful mentors here at PATH but I think maybe Madeline Albright could be a pretty great one. She was the first woman Secretary of State, under President Clinton. She has dedicated her career to public service and strikes me as a woman who has faced great personal and professional challenges with courage, integrity, intelligence, and poise.

What is one of your favorite quotes? “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast” – Alice in Wonderland

What is your favorite food? I love food, and find new favorites regularly, but Spaghetti Bolognese is the longest standing.

“Breese is a project specialist with our team and helps coordinate across all of our DHS team. I call her ‘better brain’, as she always knows what is happening across multiple projects and can be counted upon at all times to help people with a variety of issues – from SharePoint migrations to business development to business process documentation. We all depend on her immensely.” – Kate Wilson, BLN Advisor and Scaling BID, Seattle

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