Class of 2022
Gabriel (Gabe) Shachar Hendin comes to GHD after nearly four years at University Research Co., LLC (URC), an international development firm focused on public health projects, where he led the Business Development Department as associate director. Prior to URC, Gabe volunteered for four months in Phnom Penh at Minority Rights Organization (MIRO), a Cambodian NGO driven to defend and promote the rights of discriminated minority groups in the country, namely those of the Khmer Krom and Vietnamese. Sparked by the devastating corruption he witnessed across Cambodia, Gabe is pursuing GHD specializations in Governance, Fragile States, and Post-Conflict Development, as well as in Humanitarian Crises and Displacement.
Most recently, Gabe interned over the summer with the Stabilization & Transition Practice at DT Global, where he supported the Program Management Unit for the USAID-funded Shejeh Salam (Promoting Peace) Activity in South Sudan by facilitating weekly meetings with the chief of party and editing the Activity’s Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion Assessment, among other responsibilities. He also designed a workshop for Shejeh Salam’s Strategic Review Session in Juba that leveraged countering violent extremism and gang violence case studies from the DRC, El Salvador, and Kenya to glean relevant applications for understanding and addressing the environment of violence in South Sudan. In addition, while at GHD, Gabe held a semester-long internship with the World Bank Data and Evidence for Justice Reform (DE JURE) Project. He graduated cum laude with a BA in International Studies from the University of Michigan, with a concentration in Comparative Culture and Identity in the Middle East and a minor in Sociocultural Anthropology. Gabe originally hails from St. Louis, Missouri and is proficient in Hebrew and Spanish.