The bloggers

Elizabeth Alex, community outreach and media relations director

Elizabeth joined Unbound in August 2012 after a long career in television news. Inspired by the work Unbound does in the world, Elizabeth helps tell the story of families whose lives are transformed through Unbound’s sponsorship program and the unique friendships formed between Unbound families in the field and caring people who support them.Elizabeth also runs an orphanage in Romania, and through Unbound she sponsors Nduta who lives in Kenya and happens to be 112 years old.

Veronica Batton, writer and editor

Veronica Batton began her relationship with Unbound in 2009, when she was hired as a Sponsor Services phone liaison. In 2012, she joined the communications team as a writer/editor, where she is grateful to learn so much from the sponsored children and families served through Unbound’s program.Veronica sponsors Thilothammal in Chennai, India, has great love for all things crafty and believes she can recite Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back from memory.

Dan Pearson, director of international programs

Dan Pearson works with Unbound programs around the world. His areas of focus include project operations, financial accountability, organizational learning and outcome evaluation. He has more than 15 years of experience in international development. Dan has lived and worked in South America, Europe, the Middle East and India. Dan travels regularly to monitor the Unbound program, talk with project staff and sponsored friends and their families, and learn from their experiences and ideas. He can pack for a two-week trip in 30 minutes. Dan and his wife, Kristina, have three children. They sponsor Bindu and Ashwini from India.

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