In over 20 years of working with contractors, I have developed a variety of skills through my roles in management and organizational support. These skills include project management, new-business development, recruitment, participant training, and training development.
I currently serve as Operations Manager for QED's International Technical, Operational, and Professional Support Services II Project (ITOPSS II) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Until 2012, I served as Project Manager on QED’s Global Health Technical Assistance Project (GH Tech) through USAID’s Global Health Bureau. My experience managing has allowed me to sharpen my knowledge and experience in implementing CDC and USAID project management regulations and procedures. It has also given me the opportunity to enhance my problem-solving skills and contribute to an effective and very talented team of professionals.
Before joining QED, I worked for three other USAID contractors of varying sizes, in the for-profit and non-profit sectors. I have worked in a variety of cross-cultural situations, including in Kenya, where I managed a field office for a USAID-funded participant training project. My short-term assignments include work in Africa and Latin America. I hold an M.A. in International Affairs from Drew University and a B.A in Political Science and Spanish from Rutgers University.