I'm a native Chicagoan living in Älmhult, Sweden with my husband and 13-year-old daughter, Marina, and working at ICOM (IKEA Communication). I was really thrilled to be accepted into the iWitness program because while I've work in sustainability communication for a long time, most of the places I've visited have been wilderness areas – which has made me a tireless advocate for environmental protection – but I have less experience "on the ground" with social issues. I believe that in order to care about a place or people, you need first-hand experience. Then comes the understanding of the issues and the feeling of responsibility to do something as a global citizen. I'm going to South Africa and preparing myself to be moved immensely. Then we'll see what happens!