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Leland Fellow

Amit Smotrich

10th Class, 2019-2021

Amit Smotrich is a recent graduate from Georgetown University with a Masters in Global Human Development. Her coursework focused on food security and environment, and was complemented by internships with the World Bank Agriculture Global Practice and the Office of Global Climate Change at USAID. In addition, Amit spent Summer 2018 working with CARE Guatemala to collect baseline data for a WASH in schools project that paired WASH and nutrition interventions. She also completed research on resilience in fragile contexts with Mercy Corps as her graduate capstone project. Prior to attending Georgetown, Amit led Food Security and WASH advocacy at InterAction where she managed diverse coalitions to strengthen international development policy, programs and funding. These efforts resulted in the passage of the 2016 Global Food Security Act, secure foreign assistance funding for FY2017/FY2018, and improved coordination among the NGO community. Amit's primary interests lie in the intersection of agriculture and livelihoods development, resilience, nutrition, and environmental sustainability. Amit is originally from Westchester, New York.

Host Organization: Helen Keller International

First Year Placement
Yangon, Myanmar

Second Year Placement
Phnom Penh, Cambodia