3rd Class, 2005-2007
Field Placement: Counterpart International, Dakar, Senegal
Michael Manske worked on program planning and implementation of a USAID-funded Food for Peace program focusing on improving nutritional and organizational support for people living with HIV/AIDS in northern and west-central regions of Senegal. His duties were primarily associated with supervision and monitoring of nutritional support and capacity building activities for associations of people living with HIV/AIDS. In addition, he conducted an operations research study exploring HIV/AIDS-related stigma associated with a food supplement distribution program.
Policy Placement: Counterpart International, Washington, D.C.
As a member of the food security and sustainable agriculture division, Michael provided technical and logistical support to Counterpart Senegal. He also worked as a policy advisor on issues related to HIV/AIDS, nutrition and food security.
Michael received an MPH in international health with a focus on complex emergencies and nutrition from Tulane University. He served in the Peace Corps in Guinea-Conakry as a natural resource management and environmental education extension agent. He is fluent in French and Pulaar.