September 1, 2014

2014 40 Under Forty: Elizabeth Wambui

Major Gifts Associate, American Red Cross of Central Massachusetts, Worcester

Birthplace: Kenya

Residence: Worcester

High school: North High School, Worcester

Colleges and degrees earned:
Bachelor's degree in political science, College of the Holy Cross

Career highlights: I have always done special events but never been part of planning a golf tournament before. With the help of my colleagues, we were able to plan a wonderful tournament this past July and that gave me confidence in my ability to take on new career challenges.

Community involvement: I am part of the Young Professional Women's Association and the Holy Cross Club of Greater Worcester. This fall, I am serving on the Veterans Inc. Gala Committee.

Ultimate career goal: An executive at a nonprofit.

Non-relative you admire most: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Favorite book: "Brave New World," by Aldous Huxley

"If I were to win $1 million in the lottery, I would … save (and) invest half, then pay bills and travel."


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