Devin Olmack joins GHD after serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer and Leader in Ecuador for three years. In Ecuador, Devin was a youth development specialist in a small costal town where she led literacy programs for children and teenage pregnancy prevention programs in local high schools with youth.
Camille Parker joins the GHD program after working in rural Uttarakhand, India for one year as a William J. Clinton Fellow with the American India Foundation.
Hannah Peterson joins the Global Human Development Program after working in international development for five years. After graduating with a B.A in Economics and Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania, she moved to Nicaragua for one year to work as a Program Director for a community development non-profit called Manna Project International. As a Program Director, Hannah implemented a range of education, health and economic development programs in communities in Managua. After her first year in Nicaragua, Hannah realized her passion for international development and extended her stay in Nicaragua to become the Volunteer Coordinator for a local non-profit called Fabretto Children’s Foundation.
Gayatri’s initial foray into the development space began with two years spent working in an impoverished community in Chennai as a Fellow at Teach for India, where she was responsible for leading a classroom of 25 low-income students towards academic and social success.
Kyung-hoo Roh joined the GHD program after working eight years in humanitarian aid and rural community development with Good Neighbors International, an international development non-profit organization based in South Korea.
Jacqueline “Jackie” Rojas focuses on the intersection of data, evaluation and gender in development. While a student in Georgetown University’s GHD program, Jackie completed internships with Social Impact’s Performance Evaluation team, where she produced four evaluation briefs for the Young African Leaders Initiative and developed a skillset in mixed-methods analyses, and the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Mission to Ghana, where she supported various mission-based assessments and created advocacy materials on gender equality and women’s economic empowerment.
Susana “Susie” Rojas-Quico completed her undergraduate degree at Syracuse University, where she majored in International Relations and Anthropology. Prior to joining the Global Human Development Program, she worked in the Management Bureau and Office of Food for Peace at USAID, as well as the White House Council on Environmental Quality under the Obama Administration, and for former U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA).
Ally Ryder graduated Summa Cum Laude with a double major in International Business and Finance, minoring in Anthropology, from Loyola University Chicago. Her interest in development stems from her work with refugees, research experience abroad and undergraduate training in international finance, small businesses and microcredit.
Araba Sapara-Grant is a recent graduate of Georgetown University’s Global Human Development program, where she earned a certificate in International Business Diplomacy and specialized in agriculture and food security. Over the course of her Georgetown career, Araba completed internships with the World Bank Agriculture Global Practice, researching private sector contributions to nutrition financing, and TechnoServe, where she worked with the West Africa team to develop an actionable climate change strategy.
Ben Simmons-Telep is a master’s degree candidate in Georgetown University’s Global Human Development Program. At GHD, Ben studies the intersection between social innovation and global development policy, with a particular focus on quantitative methods and rural agriculture. While at GHD, he has worked on tech-enabled solutions to improve the cocoa value chain in West Africa and cross-sector strategies to support women-owned small and medium enterprises in Mozambique.