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Leland Fellow

Lilia Gerberg

3rd Class, 2005-2007

Field Placement: Helen Keller International, Dakar, Senegal

Lilia spent her field year with Helen Keller International, helping to strengthen its capacity in nutrition and HIV/AIDS programming in Senegal and in other priority country programs in Africa. She worked with the program coordinators and stakeholders to strengthen the monitoring and evaluation component of the program, with a particular focus on identifying quantitative and qualitative measures of impact.

Policy Placement: USAID/FFP and Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, State Department, Washington, D.C.

Lilia worked on a project to assist decision-makers, both within USAID and its external partners, to improve responses in emergency situations. She also served in the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator of the U.S. State Department, where she helped to craft a strategy to address the nutritional requirements of people receiving care and treatment for HIV/AIDS.

Pre-Fellowship Education/Experience:

Lilia received an MA in Law and Diplomacy from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Lilia also worked as the Acting Political Officer for South Sudan with the U.S. State Department in the summer of 2004 and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Zambia between 1999-2001 working on water, sanitation and hygiene education.