CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Masters of Economics 1983
GRINNEL COLLEGE, Bachelors of Mathematics 1979
Much of my work prior to joining the firm was with immigrants, refugees and human rights defenders. What is important to me is to support those who are standing up for their rights against more powerful adversaries.
Ms. Mow co-coordinates the firm’s services for immigrant communities in the Hudson Valley of New York. She has worked with the American Friends Service Committee, Austin, TX coordinating Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera/Austin So Close to the Border Delegation Program to communities on the Texas/Mexico border, where she designed and led workshops on Globalization in English and Spanish. For five years, she was the Advocacy Coordinator, Independent Farmworkers Center, Florida, NY, responsible for representing the organization in meetings with the New York State Senate and Assembly and other government officials facilitating farm worker participation in regional and statewide coalitions working on farmworker, pesticide and sustainable agriculture issues. Ms. Mow was Project Coordinator, Community Children’s Nutrition Program, Chiapas, Mexico (1991), responsible for administration, finances and logistics for children’s dining rooms in six refugee communities. There she organized and facilitated workshops on nutrition, menu planning and hygiene. She worked with individual families to overcome problems of illness and malnutrition. Ms. Mow also served as a Training Coordinator, Peace Brigades International, Albany, NY (1990) coordinating recruitment and training of volunteers for projects in Central America and Sri Lanka. Ms. Mow volunteered with Peace Brigades International as a member of an international team monitoring the human rights situation in El Salvador. Ms. Mow is fluent in written and spoken Spanish.