Affiliate Program: Wisconsin FPS
Name: Danielle Breidung
FPS component and years of involvement: GIPS (2001-2006), IC participant 2005 & 2006; CmPS (2006-2007), IC 3rd place Senior CmPS Individual 2007
Education: Waunakee Community High School, 2005-2009; Washington and Lee University, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology , 2009-2012; Loyola University Chicago, Master of Education in International Higher Education, 2013-2015
Current employment: Amazon Origins, LLC. – Director of Operations in Brazil. Amazon Origins is a Florida-based company that collaborates directly with rural agricultural cooperatives in the Brazilian Amazon to wild-harvest super-fruits that it transforms into dietary supplements and all-natural cosmetic.
How FPS has helped shape career success: Participating in FPS encouraged me to view all challenges as unique opportunities to think creatively. This mindset inspired me to streamline Amazon Origins’ supply chain, which served to maximize the positive social and economic impact of the collection and sale of naturally occurring Amazonian super-fruits for rural agricultural cooperatives in Brazil.