“I went on a mission trip to Haiti after the earthquake, and that was it. God changed everything. My heart was broken, but in a way that opened me up to the country. I knew then that I wanted the ‘every day of what I do’ to have a bigger impact.”

With a degree in industrial engineering, Jiesha Perkins has spent the past four years using her technical skills to administer procurement, purchasing and fleet management for World Vision International’s four offices in Haiti. The global Christian humanitarian organization helps children, families and communities reach their full potential by addressing poverty and injustice.

“My favorite part is being surrounded by beauty. From the images on TV, a lot of people will say to me, ‘What are you talking about? There’s poverty, destruction and trash everywhere,’ but the natural beauty of Haiti – the mountains and the ocean – will just sweep you away. I never knew what the phrase ‘God’s country’ meant until now.”

Jiesha Perkins
Head of Supply Chain
World Vision International, Haiti
Class of 2000