Episode 3

Helping in Hard Times EPS 3: Freida Adams, RN on immigrants, Venezuela, Thailand and her calling

Freida Adams speaks of her life and career from growing up the only child of a single mom after her beloved father passed away from cancer to becoming. a Registered Nurse. She speaks of life in Costa Rica, Venezuela, and Thailand. She reminisces about the years of starting a clinic in Venezuela, and how Venezuelan friends embraced her as family. She speaks of her years as Director of the Office of Border Health in New Mexico where she coordinated international efforts to address needs on the US-Mexico border. She speaks about finding like-minded friends in government in both the US and Mexican governments, and how she is still coordinating volunteers to care for immigrants and those with food insecurities during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. RATE and REVIEW the show on iTunes.   Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lori-adams-brown/support

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Lori Adams-Brown

Lori Adams-Brown works in business technology and leadership development in Silicon Valley. She is an international speaker and consultant with over 20 years of global management work experience from living and working on 3 continents. Lori has brought a forward-thinking perspective to hundreds of organizations in business, education, government and philanthropy to improve innovation capacity, develop strategies, and design new products and services. Lori’s current approach focuses on how diversity and inclusion is changing the face of major industries, a topic explored in detail in her podcast, A World of Difference. She also leads discussions and interviews global authors and thought leaders on the future of learning and the future of work. Lori helped start a grassroots community development nonprofit in Indonesia and served as Medical Director during the tsunami relief in Sumatra in 2004. Lori has served as Development Director to Echo Compassion, a Silicon Valley nonprofit community outreach organization, which she helped found. Lori has also written for the International Journal of Urban Transformation and spoken on Diversity and Inclusion at conferences in many cities around the globe. Raised in Valencia, Venezuela, Lori has lived in Singapore, Indonesia, Costa Rica and the San Francisco Bay Area. Lori is particularly well suited to see things from a global viewpoint. She has keynoted such international events as a worldwide webinar on Macroeconomics in Urban Strategy for the International Mission Board, and at conventions and churches in Singapore, Venezuela, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei and all over the US. She holds a BA in both Sociology and Spanish and a Master’s of Arts in Intercultural Studies. Lori is on a mission to see people, families, communities, and nations thrive.