I had a great time and that’s again part of why I started talking with Gaudino when I was in the village about what I’d like to do after graduation and my senior year. So I still remember in that village I applied to join the Development Economics Center at Williams, which to that date only had people from developing countries, no undergraduates. I wrote a letter to the fellow who ran it, encouraged by Gaudino, saying that for my senior year that what I’d like to do was be at the Development Economics Center. And then along the way Gaudino encouraged me to apply to write about experiences in developing countries. So I applied to the Ford Foundation, Watson, all these different things and I got one for a year. But it started in that village with Gaudino encouraging me about the Development Economics Center.

Bill Loomis '71