The Case for Strengthening Developing Nation Universities

Samantha Alvis developed The Case for Strengthening Developing Nation Universities. This piece was designed to support advocacy efforts on the Hill for increasing investments in higher education development, in particular those that involve partnerships between US universities and those in … Read more

Michael Wilcox

8th Class, 2015-2017 Policy Placement: ACDI/VOCA; Washington, DC Based in the DC headquarters office, Michael was a full time member of the Technical Learning and Application division at ACDI/VOCA. After implementing a pilot of new tools in his field year … Read more

Meghan Anson

8th Class, 2015-2017 Policy Placement: Concern Worldwide; Dublin, Ireland Based in Dublin, Ireland Meghan worked within Concern World wide’s International Advocacy Team to improve global and national policy and practice related to hunger and nutrition. As Nutrition Advocacy Officer, Meghan’s … Read more

Michelle DeFreese

Michelle received her BSc degree in Anthropology at Rutgers University and studied abroad at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. She completed an MA in International Affairs at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), University of Geneva in Switzerland. During her postgraduate … Read more

Policy Placement: Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU); Washington, DC At APLU, Michelle was based in the International Programs unit to develop evidence-based, data-driven, and policy-relevant research on the impact of USG expenditures on higher education in developing countries. … Read more

Jennie Lane

Jennie, a native of upstate New York, graduated from Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007 and spent six years practicing equine and small animal medicine in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Her work with working equines as a veterinarian in developing countries around the world, including the Dominican Republic, India, … Read more

Policy Placement: Land O’Lakes International Development Division; Washington, DC Working from the Washington DC office, Jennie provided a diverse range of technical assistance and expertise for Land O’Lakes International Development. Priority tasks included leadership of a year long learning series on … Read more

Carlo Abuyuan

Carlo Abuyuan graduated from Syracuse University with a Master’s in Public Administration and a MA in International Relations. His research focused on economic empowerment and financial inclusion of vulnerable populations, particularly in long-term refugee situations, tying in cross cutting issues such as migration, remittances, health and food security. During his studies, … Read more

Policy Placement: FHI 360; Washington, DC Based in Washington, DC, Carlo continued to support FHI 360’s LIFT II project in Zambia, while applying lessons learned to improve implementation of the program from HQ. In particular, he used his knowledge of … Read more

The Gender and Cocoa Livelihood Toolbox

This gender assessment tool was developed as part of the World Cocoa Foundation’s Cocoa Livelihoods Program (CLP). Within CLP, twelve cocoa companies have committed to improving outreach to gender. The tool recognizes the importance of mainstreaming gender at the organizational … Read more

Mercy Erhiawarien

7th Class, 2013-2015 Policy Placement: ONE, Washington, DC Mercy worked within ONE’s Agriculture and Inclusive Growth Policy Team. Her work included contributing to the development of  priorities for the 2015 African Union Year of Women’s Empowerment (AU YWE) and Sustainable Development … Read more