Our alumni work both domestically and internationally to tackle the biggest challenges to global development. They work as practitioners, analysts, and advisors for public, private, and nonprofit organizations across a wide variety of sectors.

Many alumni stay engaged with GHD and provide mentorship to current students through GHD’s Alumni Mentorship Program, which launched in the fall of 2017. Interested students are connected with volunteer alumni who share similar professional interests.

Alumni Spotlight

Andrea with iPACE participants (June 2019)

GHD’17 Andrea Welsh named Director of World Learning’s Institute for Political and Civic Education

Congrats to GHD alum Andrea Welsh!  After completing her Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship with Myanmar’s Ministry of Education and working on the Rohingya refugee crisis in Rakhine State, Andrea moved to Yangon to serve as the Director of World Learning’s Institute for Political and Civic Education (iPACE). In her new role, Andrea manages the program which trains over 400 civil society leaders and political activists each year who represent every state and region across the country.



GHD'15 Anne Johnson

Fast Company Honors Dalberg’s The Human Account, co-led by GHD’15 Alum Anne Johnson

At Fast Company’s 2019 World Changing Ideas Awards, Dalberg received honors for The Human Account, which aspires to inform and transform fintech products and policies for underserved populations.  In India, one of the six countries profiled in The Human Account, Anne co-led quantitative analysis of a 3000-person survey to identify distinct market segments using a methodology that moved beyond the demographics typically collected in such exercises to also include behavioral and psychometric insights.

Olivia Nesbit with USAID sign

Alumni Spotlight: Olivia Nesbit, GHD ’18

Olivia Nesbit is a GHD 2018 Alumna and since has been working with USAID’s Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance. Read more about her current role, experience at GHD, and her advice to GHD students.