Date:   February 15, 2017

Avery is the President and CEO of Bridges to Prosperity (B2P), a non-profit social enterprise providing isolated communities with access to essential health care, education and economic opportunities by building footbridges over impassable rivers. B2P was built using innovative public-private partnerships to improve technical expertise in bridge design and to draw investment to rural transportation infrastructure. Under her leadership, B2P has grown to 50 staff and has reached nearly 1 million people around the world. Before joining B2P, Avery received a BSc in Civil Engineering and a BA in Studio Art from the University of Iowa. Later, she completed a graduate degree in Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Avery’s top tip for getting hired: Best tip I received was to go out there and get your hands dirty.

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