Carol Jenkins

Title: Ex-Officio Trustee, Interim CEO, World Learning, Inc., President, World Learning Global Development & Exchange
Department: Global Development and Exchange Programs

Carol Jenkins is the president of World Learning's global development and exchange programs, where she oversees nearly 60 programs in 24 countries. Jenkins first joined World Learning in June 2007 as senior director of international programs after a 16-year career in humanitarian aid and development. She spent seven years at World Learning, including three years as head of its International Development and Exchange. After nearly a year working on business and program development for World Vision in East Africa, Jenkins returned to World Learning in 2014. 

Under Jenkins’ leadership, World Learning’s development portfolio has seen revenue increase by 14 percent with continued anticipated growth. She oversaw the merger of World Learning’s three development and exchange offices into one location, leveraging the assets of more than 100 staff.

Prior to joining World Learning, Jenkins was director of program development for International Medical Corps, where she managed a team of technical business development professionals to improve the quality of field programs and expand the coverage to project recipients. She also previously spent 12 years working for World Vision in humanitarian relief aid, including a period during which she was posted in Southern Africa. Her technical area of development expertise is in food security and livelihood programming.

Jenkins has a bachelor's degree in political science from Messiah College in Pennsylvania. She was a fellow at the Luskin School of Public Affairs at University of California, Los Angeles, in 2012 and a participant in the Leadership Program at the International Civil Society Center.

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