Jessica Barrineau Joins First Access

We are pleased to announce that Jessica Barrineau, an outstanding graduate student in Development Economics from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, will be joining our team as a Summer Associate, based in Dar es Salaam. Jessica will be responsible for helping our Tanzania team finish setting up its local office and launch our operations with partners and clients. She specializes in small- and medium-sized business development, having served at Weidemann Associates near Washington, DC. She worked jointly with USAID and the U.S. Department of State’s Global Entrepreneurship Program to write and develop an Entrepreneurship Toolkit for embassies worldwide, advising economic growth officers how to better work with local organizations to promote entrepreneurship efforts. Jessica has international experience in South and Central America, Asia and Europe, and speaks Spanish.