Experts

World Learning experts are available to speak to the media and for public appearances. Please contact Senior Communications Officer Kathryn Schoenberger at kathryn.schoenberger@worldlearning.org or (202) 464-6979 to arrange an appearance. See our press room for more information.

Carol Jenkins
Carol Jenkins

President

Topics: program management, program development, business development, humanitarian aid, food security

Lisa Posner Olocco
Lisa Posner Olocco

Vice President for Exchange and Training

Topics: educational exchanges, scholarship administration, project and personnel management

Meredith McCormac
Meredith McCormac

Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Learning

Topics: international education policy; research methodology; qualitative and quantitative data analysis; monitoring, evaluation, and learning; program design and management

Aaron Morehouse
Aaron Morehouse

Executive Director of The Experiment in International Living;
Vice President of World Learning

Topics: youth exchanges, youth development, student programming, cultural immersion, experiential education

Rebecca Spotts
Rebecca Spotts

Director of Education

Topics: international education development, gender equality programing, STEM education in emerging contexts, and civil society capacity building

Rizwaan Akhtar
Rizwaan Akhtar

Manager of Iraqi Youth Programs

Topics: youth development, adult mentor training, social media skill-building, interfaith dialogue, curriculum development

Languages: English, Urdu, Spanish, Arabic

Mayada Alsafi
Mayada Alsafi

Country Program Director for Iraq

Topics: youth development, election monitoring, women's rights, nongovernmental organization capacity building

Paulette Assaf
Paulette Assaf

Chief of Party for the Quality Instruction towards Access and Basic Education Improvement project

Topics: project management, information technology, information and communication technology in education, education, international development, women's empowerment

Hany Attalla
Hany Attalla

Chief of Party for the Education Consortium for the Advancement of STEM in Egypt

Heather Beard
Heather Beard

Director of Admissions & Financial Aid for The Experiment in International Living

Topics: youth exchange

Leah Bitat
Leah Bitat

Field Director of World Learning Algeria

Topics: educational development

Aaron Brazelton
Aaron Brazelton

Admissions Officer for The Experiment in International Living,
Recruiter for World Learning Youth Programs

Topics: program development, strategic partnerships, fundraising and philanthropy, experiential learning, community relations, recruitment, institutional research

 

Matt Brown
Matt Brown

Director of Participant Training

Topics: professional training design, nonprofit management

Jennifer Collins-Foley
Jennifer Collins-Foley

Senior Advisor for Inclusive Development

Topics: inclusion and inclusive development; gender integration; governance; human rights; civil society strengthening; experiential learning; monitoring, evaluation, and learning; program design and management

Meri Ghorkhmazyan 
Meri Ghorkhmazyan 

Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning

Topics: monitoring and evaluation, learning, theory of change, measurement of impact, use of evidence to improve quality of programs, accountability to program participants

Languages: English, Armenian, Russian

Paola Gonzales
Paola Gonzales

Director of the El Salvador Higher Education for Economic Growth Project

Topics: teacher training

Cari Graves
Cari Graves

Director of the Youth Development Team

Topics: youth development, health and safety training, interfaith dialogue, curriculum development, community partner activities, alumni activities

Carl Hammerdorfer
Carl Hammerdorfer

Chief of Party for the Transformational Leadership Program

Topics: entrepreneurship, cooperative development, social enterprise, organizational development

Patricia Harrison
Patricia Harrison

Director of International Professional Exchange Programs

Topics: professional exchanges, cross-cultural education

Sellina Kanyerere-Mkwetez
Sellina Kanyerere-Mkwetez

Chief of Party for the Malawi Scholarship Program

Topics: project management, facilitation, leadership, public speaking, supervision, monitoring and evaluation, computer training, and human resources management

Wafa Kotob
Wafa Kotob

Country Representative for World Learning in Lebanon;
Senior Policy Advisor for the Quality Instruction towards Access to Basic Education Improvement project

Topics: teacher professional development, development in education, educational reform, education policy

Gretchen Kunze
Gretchen Kunze

Program Director for the Institute for Political and Civic Engagement in Burma

Topics: democracy and governance, civil society strengthening

Scott Lansell
Scott Lansell

Divisional Vice President for Business Development

Topics: civil society strengthening, elections, capacity development, donor and institutional partnerships, corporate shared value and CSR initiatives

Adam LeClair
Adam LeClair

Project Director for the Leaders Advancing Democracy-Mongolia Project

Topics: democracy and governance, civil society strengthening, civil society advocacy, civic education, curriculum development, youth engagement and leadership, program design and management, inclusion and inclusive development

Melissa Oppenheimer
Melissa Oppenheimer

Divisional Vice President for Academic Exchanges

Topics: academic exchanges, program management, program development, grants management

Chantal Souaid Mchantaf
Chantal Souaid Mchantaf

Middle East and North Africa Director of the Leaders for Democracy Fellowship

Topics: project management, education and training, adult learning, entrepreneurship, capacity building, social media, writing

Languages: English, Arabic, French

Christina Thomas
Christina Thomas

Director of Operations for the Experiment in International Living

Topics: youth exchange, youth development

Michele Turner
Michele Turner

Managing Director of World Learning Europe

Topics: complex educational and capacity building programs

Jennifer Whatley
Jennifer Whatley

Divisional Vice President for Civil Society and Governance

Topics: democracy & governance, civil society strengthening, civic engagement, organizational assessments, inclusive development, program design and management, monitoring & evaluation

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