Class of 2021
Troy Caruana joins the GHD program after three years with Peace Corps Benin. In Benin, Troy served as an English teacher where much of his work focused on improving educational practices and addressing gender disparities at local secondary schools. During his last two year of service, he was selected to oversee Peace Corps Benin’s Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GenEq) program. As the GenEq Coordinator, he oversaw the program’s national youth development and GenEq projects. Troy also worked with volunteers to design, implement, and write grants for over one hundred gender-focused projects.
Troy is a native of Buffalo, New York. He graduated from SUNY Buffalo State with a dual major in Philosophy and French. As a GHD student, Troy is excited to develop the quantitative skills necessary to craft and analyze policies and programs that promote gender equality in the Global South. He is also passionate about exploring the ethics of international development as well as bridging the gap between ethical theory and development practice. Troy speaks French and Fon and his primary region of interest is Sub-Saharan Africa.