Emily Troutman

Emily Troutman is a writer and photographer whose work focuses on global humanitarian issues. In October 2009 she was named UN Citizen Ambassador.

As the earthquake shook the house around her, ten-year-old Dessica ran outside and into a field behind her small street. "Did you run out alone?" I asked. "Yes", she says. "You didn't wait for your mother or your sisters or brothers?" "No", she says. "I just ran."