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Sarah Lionel

Doctoral Student

I am Sarah Lionel from the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia.  I just recently concluded my employment with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency in Barbados. There I worked managing projects and provided disaster preparedness and response support. My various roles with the Agency allowed me to work with 18 Caribbean countries and various development partners including USAID OFDA, US SOUTHCOM, the Government of Italy, DFID, Australian Aid, CIDA and the European Union etc.

Overall I have over 9 years experience in the disaster management field spanning the U.S and in the Caribbean. During that time I participated in the assessment teams for Hurricane Tomas 2010 in Saint Lucia, Hurricane Irene 2011 in Bahamas and provided EOC support to Saint Lucia after the passage of the Christmas Rains 2013.  My prior work experiences include project field lead, lecturing and micro finance.

I enjoy volunteering and have done so in diverse fields including in the areas disaster preparedness and response, community based initiatives, project support for women from war torn countries, and programs in prevention of alcohol and drug abuse.

I earned a Msc. in Project Management from the George Washington University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Andrews University. I am currently pursuing a PhD in International Development at Tulane University which I started as a distance student and I am on campus to fulfill the residency requirement.

Primary Classification: 
  • B.B.A., Andrews Unv, Business Management, 1994
  • Msc., George Washington University, Project Management, 2006
Curriculum Vitae: 
Country Experience: 
Antigua and Barbuda
British Virgin Islands
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
United States
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands

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