Alumni

Ashley Edwards

Alumna, Joint JD/MS, Cosmich, Simmons & Brown, PLLC

Susan Webber

Alumna, M.S., Peace Corps

Susan Webber works in the Office of the CFO at the Peace Corps in Washington, DC as a systems analyst. Currently, she is working on a project to re-architect a financial application that is deployed at all overseas Posts. Her longer term goal is to work for a development agency that is focused primarily on finding solutions for energy poverty (e.g. efficient cookstoves, micro-grid technologies). While at the Payson Center, Susan's studies focused primarily on development issues in Africa, particularly Kenya.

Li Li

Alumna, PhD, Teledyne Technologies Incorporated

Environmental specialist with expertise in international development and environmental science. Professional experience in operating air quality monitoring instruments, as well as managing and promoting air quality monitoring cooperation between countries. Excellent research and cross-cultural communication skills. Fluent in Chinese (Mandarin) and English.

Taylor Passman

Alumnus, M.S., UNRWA: Gaza

Shea Kathryne Shelton

Shea Kathryne Shelton, Tulane Payson Center
Alumna, M.S.

Shea is an investment professional with a unique background in International Development. Most recently, she was involved with Village Capital, a seed fund that invests in entrepreneurs who leverage disruptive technologies to solve big problems. Prior to Village Capital, she was one of the early team members at Health Nest, an accelerator fund in Shanghai helping foster the capacity of local entrepreneurs and mentors.

Kelly Jones

Kelly Jones, Tulane Payson Center
Alumna, M.S., Fundación Paraguaya

In November 2014, I joined fellow Paysonite, Martin Burt's Fundación Paraguaya as a Project Coordinator where I will be writing grants and managing grant-based projects.  I received my B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in international relations from Tulane University.  As a Payson graduate student, I worked as the Program Coordinator at the Center for Inter-American Policy (CIPR) and Research at Tulane University.

Tanawat (Pete) Likitkererat

Alumnus, PhD, American University of Nigeria

I have my Ph.D. in International Development at The Payson Center of International Development and Technology Transfer of Tulane University. My main competencies regarding international development are strategic information collection and use including geographical information systems (GIS), health information systems, health management information, system, surveillance system and management information systems (MIS). I approach knowledge management using information technology, digital library technology, and e-learning technology as the engines for information.

Paulin Basinga

Dr. Paulin Basinga
Alumnus, PhD & MS, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

I joined the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in January 2012 as a Senior Program Officer for Integrated Delivery. My current grant portfolio focuses on health interventions for HIV and the childhood illnesses of pneumonia and diarrhea as well as the development of community health worker platforms.

Miranda Grizio

Alumna, M.S.

My focus is the role of food science in international development, specifically the application of food processing, food preservation, postharvest management, and packaging technologies that can provide sustainable solutions to hunger and poverty.

Mei-Hua Lin

Mei-Hua Lin
Alumna, M.S.

I was born in 1973, in Taiwan, a country with an ambiguous and conflictive political situation, but more importantly with successfully reformed economic policies and educational system. I was gratefully benefited by both of these two benign developmental strategies and being able to accomplish my vocational secondary and technological bachelor degree in food-science. This tiny island is truly blessed by the export-led economic strategy and so am I.

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