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Claudette Ndayininahaze came to America as an executive with 15 years of experience in the brewing industry back in her home of Burundi. When she arrived in Maine, she could only find work in housekeeping. So, she decided to lift herself by lifting others.

By starting In Her Presence, an organization built around English language learning, Claudette and her team is helping immigrant women in Maine not just find their footing, but thrive—for the betterment of themselves and our community as a whole.

In this episode, Jeff Pillet-Shore, our Marketing Director, and Zoe Malia, our Sustainability Coordinator, chat with Claudette and Mary of In Her Presence about their mission, their journeys, and how we’ve created a durable, and fruitful, relationship between our organizations.

Brett has been a part of the Allagash Marketing Team since 2016. He's a big fan of sharing the many stories Allagash has to offer, through blogs, newsletters, as the host of their podcast, and in intermittent appearances on social media.