The ANA Messenger: Native Languages Edition 2014
Getting to Know William Post
1. Can you provide us with some background, including what lead you to the kind of work you do for ANA?
I have been working in international development and human rights for the last 10 years. I began my career with the Peace Corps, where I lived and worked in a rural village in Cameroon supporting forest conservation and public health initiatives. Most recently I was with USAID in Helmand, Afghanistan using development strategies to support the Marines in their stabilization efforts. Although I love working internationally, I wanted to return home and work with indigenous communities throughout the United States.
2. Being new to ANA, what do you enjoy most about your job?
I enjoy being a Program Specialist at ANA and learning about all the different native communities, their cultures, and languages. The most rewarding aspect of this job is working directly with grantees, talking about the progress of their projects, and assisting them to achieve their goals.
3. What are some of your interests or hobbies? What do you like to do most in your free time?
I love to cook and I love to eat, they go hand in hand. I enjoy reading, both books and newspapers. And I love being outside fishing, hiking, or camping - the more remote and wild the better.
4. Is there anything else you would like to share?
I refuse to get a Facebook account.