Before I blog further, I'd like to introduce myself: My name is Emily S. (initial to avoid confusion with EPIC's Managing Director, Emily L.), and I am excited to be replacing Matteo as Research & Advocacy Fellow at EPIC.
It's only my second day here and I'm happy to say the work is challenging, yet rewarding. From the moment I walked into EPIC's office, I knew that through this fellowship I will have a real chance to make a difference on an issue about which I am passionate: Creating a better, brighter future for the people of Iraq.
Iraq is more than just victims and victimizers; U.S. actions have a profound effect on the lives of millions of Iraqis. I love that EPIC puts faces on the people who might otherwise seem just statistics in a news report, and that we're working hard to learn about and educate Americans about the realities of life - and death - in Iraq.
You can read about my background and experience in my newly-posted EPIC bio.
I'm excited to be here and hope my entries will live up to the high standard of excellence set by Matteo. Please leave comments so I can gauge your thoughts and provide more of the information and anecdotes that interest YOU.