Alumni

Kady Weingart

Kady Weingart
Alumna, M.S., Emory University

Kady Weingart was the Assistant Director of the Payson Center for International Development until January of 2015. She is now the Assistant Director for Special Projects and Operations, at Emory University Research Administration Services. She has over 15 years of research administration experience (pre award and post award, program development and management experience with an international development focus.

Corey Eide

Corey Eide
Alumnus, MS, American Red Cross

In December 2014, Corey completed his MS in International Development at Payson focusing on urban disaster management. Corey holds a Bachelors degree in Communications and Global Studies from California Baptist University.

Corey has worked with the American Red Cross since 2006, starting out in his native Los Angeles but has recently joined National Headquarters as the Director of Recovery Services. In this role he is responsible for leading program development of the Recovery Services program and serves on FEMA’s Recovery Support Function Leadership Group.

Christopher D Phillips

Alumnus, MS, ICF International

Susie Dudis

Doctoral Student, Research Assistant

Susie Dudis grew up working on her parents’ Christmas tree farm on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.  She graduated from Pomona College in 2001 with a BA in Economics.  She spent a few years teaching English in Korea and Costa Rica.  Upon completing the Payson MS program in 2007, Susie began working for Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, the local branch of an international non-profit dedicated to teaching children financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and life skills.  At JA, she directed the organization’s education programs in schools and afterschool programs in 12 southeastern Lou

Amy Biedermann

Amy Biedermann
Alumna, M.S., AmeriCorps VISTA Tulane Community Partner

Originally from New Braunfels, Texas, Amy Biedermann moved to New Orleans in 2011 to pursue her Master’s degree at Tulane Law School’s Payson Center for International Development where her work and research focused on poverty, inequality, and health policy in East and Central Africa.

Sarah Harelson-Truxillo

Sarah Harelson-Truxillo at Graduation
Program Manager

I was born in California but my father relocated our family to the Washington D.C. area when he landed a job with the Public Health Service so I spent many of my formative years in Maryland. I now call New Orleans home but have family on both coasts. I moved to Bangladesh in 2003 with the United States Peace Corps Service and stayed on an additional year to work with Family Health International.

Derek Marshall

Derek Marshall
Alumnus, MS, Catholic Charities

Gloria Toro

Gloria Toro
Alumna, PhD

Gloria Toro possesses extensive knowledge and experience in Information Technology (IT) for development with applications in education, health and organizations. Dr. Toro has designed and implemented digital libraries, databases and computer-based training materials in a broad spectra of areas which include HIV/AIDS and Emergency Management. Internationally well traveled, Gloria Toro has participated in ICT and community development projects, teaching and training in South America and Africa.

Elke de Buhr

Elke de Buhr
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Elke Johanna de Buhr, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Payson Center for International Development. Her research focuses on the rights and protection of children, and the health and well-being of people of all ages. Dr. de Buhr has worked on projects financed by the US Department of Labor, CDC, UNDP, UNICEF, UN-OCHA, UNAIDS, the World Bank, Reprieve UK and the European Union, Fairtrade International (FLO), National Medical Foundation (NMF), World Vision International, and Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES), among others.

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