Monday, June 27, 2016

Global WA: Careers in International Development

Influential leaders from Seattle will speak about their career paths and provide tips for interns and students interested in international development careers at this upcoming Global WA program.

WHENWednesday, July 20, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
(3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Program; 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Reception)
WHEREPATH (Conference Room 226), 2201 Westlake Avenue, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98121
PRICEFree – space is limited

Radha Friedman
Director of Programs, World Justice Project
Radha has over 17 years of experience working in international development. She joined World Justice Project (WJP) in 2012 as its first Director of Programs. She currently leads the incubation of locally-led pilot programs supported by seed grants and oversees a portfolio of 80+ programs on five continents. Prior to joining WJP, Radha worked for Landesa as its Director of Global Communications for several years. She also has worked as the Director of Special Projects at the Constitutional Rights Foundation in Chicago and the Associate Director of the SKS Foundation, the largest micro-credit organization in India, providing micro-loans to rural women to increase their economic development. She holds an M.A. in International Development Studies / M.Sci. in Public Service Administration from DePaul University, a B.A. in South Asian Studies from Antioch College, and a post-grad certificate in Cross-Sector Partnerships from the University of Cambridge in the U.K.

Michele Frix
Chief of Staff, Seattle Foundation
Michele serves as Chief of Staff for Seattle Foundation. Most recently, she worked with Seattle Foundation’s key partner on global philanthropy, Seattle International Foundation (SIF). During her seven years with SIF, Michele launched new initiatives, managed global teams and worked across a variety of stakeholders to build successful programs. Michele worked with SIF’s CEO and Board to lead their grantmaking strategy, including oversight of over $17 million in grants to more than 180 nonprofits organizations in 68 countries, including $10 million in grants to Central America.

Rebecca Okello
Executive Director, MED25
In 2006, Rebecca founded MED25 International while receiving her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from Seattle University. Since graduating from nursing school in 2007, Rebecca has worked as a registered nurse at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Over the years, she has transitioned to a full-time Executive Director position with MED25. Rebecca has a certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Washington and most recently graduated from Seattle University with her Executive MBA.

Kristen Dailey
Executive Director, Global Washington
Kristen has over 20 years of experience in international development. Prior to Global Washington, she was the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President at the Initiative for Global Development. Her professional background also includes work at Global Partnerships, the United Nations Foundation, and working with low-income refugee and immigrant families in South Seattle. Kristen holds a Master’s degree in public administration from the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington.