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Kelly Jones

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

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. With CIPR, I have been in charge of conferences and events intended to share knowledge of the relationship between Latin-America and the United States as well as human development and post-Embargo Cuba.

I studied abroad in Santiago, Chile in the Spring of 2010 and built temporary houses in the aftermath of the 8.8 earthquake there while studying, and I traveled to Kathmandu with the Payson Center for a class on the quality of life of children in the Summer of 2013. I speak Spanish and my areas of interest include armed conflicts and refugee rights, child labor, social entrepreneurship, education and literacy, gender inequality, and disaster management.  I hope to travel more, working in foreign countries with current projects in my interest areas.

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During my time at the Payson Center I tried to expand my knowledge in all areas: from education to child labor, disaster management to social entrepreneurship. Doing so has allowed me to know about the broad range of activities going on in the development industry and to see how each one affects the other.
  • B.A., Tulane University, International Relations and Affairs, 2011
    • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Study Abroad Year, 2010
  • M.S., Tulane University Payson Center, International Development, 2014
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