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The Enterprise Foundations team at CIEE enjoyed a pleasant break from their work routines with a visit from a BAFF Research Scholar from Boston. On December 2, 2015, Edward Laane set aside a day in his laborious researching schedule and braved the rainy weather for a morning with the CIEE team in Portland. At the time, this Estonian had been working on his seminal research on bone-marrow cancer at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. During his Portland outing, Edward was first given a tour of the CIEE building, which is currently undergoing partial renovations. Next, Edward and the team indulged in an exquisite lunch at the Olive Cafe, where he eagerly shared his portfolio of photos depicting his experiences here in the U.S., while enlightening Kelly, Maggie and Denise with knowledge of his medical field. Thereafter, the group strolled through downtown Portland, and conversed over French-style coffees at Portland Patisserie and Grand Café. It was then that the coterie was compelled to part ways, and Edward enjoyed the remainder of his afternoon with a visit to the iconic Victoria Mansion as well as to the Body Worlds exhibit at the Portland Science Center. The afternoon was truly a memorable day, and we at Enterprise Foundations are grateful to Edward for gracing us with his presence. We wish him the best of luck in his endeavors to better this world!


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Enjoying a French coffee in Portland.


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