Instead of pursuing a five-day-a-week, 9-5 job in a cubicle after graduation, Jeremy Ault chose to establish a humanitarian aid office in Milwaukee, over 4,500 miles from the organization's headquarters.
Ault is the American director of Diakonie ECCB: Center of Humanitarian and Development Aid, a nonprofit aid program that uses creativity and empowerment to focus on "Helping People Stand on Their Own." He works to build relationships with donors in the United States to fund the group's aid and education initiatives in Ethiopia and Moldova. Much of his time is spent meeting with church groups and philanthropists to raise awareness about Diakonie.
After volunteering in AmeriCorps and working for the Czech Evangelical Brethren Church in the Czech Republic, Ault came to Marquette University and studied history in the Trinity Fellows Program. This is where his path crosses with #loweclass. The group is profiling current members and alumni of the program in a digital project similar to CNN's "The Undecided."
The profile on Ault will go beyond that of his fundraising work with Diakonie. Ault volunteers at the Urban Ecology Center, fixing bikes for children, and serves as an ambassador for the Wisconsin Bike Fed. In the free time that remains, Ault can be found playing drum pad in the band NO/NO. These will all be used in video and photo elements that accompany the long-form profile.
Look for posts in the coming months about the #loweclass project and the final piece about the Trinity Fellows Program. It will be here in a flash.
A chance to see the world from the perspective of a 6-foot-2, aspiring human rights journalist. Will include lessons learned and reflections.