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Welcome Message from Carol Jenkins
For more than 85 years, World Learning has equipped individuals and institutions to address the world’s most pressing problems. We believe that, working together with our partners, we can change this world for the better.
On my travels, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with many of those who have joined us in this mission. In Baghdad, we’ve trained more than 2,300 Iraqi youth who are already giving back at home. In London, our partners in the TAAP Initiative strongly believe that we are all responsible to practice inclusion. And in Vermont, our Experiment in International Living and School for International Training participants prove every day that they have the tools and the determination to change the world.
Please join us in our pursuit of a more peaceful and just world.
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Lisa Posner Olocco
- Vice President, Global Programs
Lisa Posner Olocco brings almost three decades of international education and exchange experience to her position as vice president for the Exchange and Training Unit at World Learning. As divisional vice president, Posner Olocco oversees a multimillion-dollar budget and more than 100 DC and field-based staff who design and implement over 30 US government-funded training and exchange programs for thousands of high school youth, degree-seeking students, and professionals from hundreds of countries each year. During her career she has overseen several large U.S. Agency for International Development participant training development contracts and cooperative agreements worldwide. She is an expert in USAID’s participant training and capacity building and has managed several USAID Indefinite Quantity Contracts. In addition to her USAID experience, Posner Olocco oversees an extensive exchange portfolio including the U.S. Department of State’s hallmark International Visitor Leadership Program, Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program, Youth Ambassadors Program, and Future Leaders Exchange. Prior to joining World Learning, Posner Olocco worked at Meridian International and Delphi International implementing public diplomacy exchange programs. Posner Olocco is fluent in Spanish and has a master’s degree in Latin American studies from Georgetown University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science and Spanish from Boston University. Posner Olocco is an alumna to Spain with The Experiment in International Living.
Expertise: educational exchanges; scholarship administration; project and personnel management