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Zaw Myat Lin

Alumnus, M.S., British Council Myanmar
Zaw Myat Lin

Hello Everyone! I am Zaw Myat Lin (people call me Zaw), a 2014 graduate of International Development at the Payson Center. I am from Myanmar (Burma) and I lived in New Orleans for one and half years. I am a development practitioner and activist with seven years of project design, implementation and monitoring experience at different levels of civil society in Myanmar. From 2009 to 2012, I worked as the Governance Officer of the British Council Myanmar and coordinated several governance-related projects across the country.

Zaw Myat Lin was the subject of a Paysonite Profile in the March 24, 2014 edition of the Payson Center's eNewsletter, The Monitor.

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As a Fulbright grantee, I was asked to choose about four or five international development graduate programs I would like to attend. After further research, I found the Master's program here at Payson the most appealing. I preferred the curriculum here because it was a balance of some essential practical skills and theoretical knowledge. Moreover, the Payson Center has extensive ground experience in several countries all over the world through its projects and research. This is a very important aspect and, of course, the City of New Orleans is also as exciting and interesting as the study itself and it attracted me a lot. After having been to some other places in the US, I now realize better how unique and significant this city is. All these factors in combination persuaded me to come here for my graduate study.
  • Master of Science, Tulane University, Payson Center for International Development 2014
  • Diploma in Politics and Government, Open University(UK), 2010    
  • Bachelor of Arts in History, Yangon University, 2009 
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United Kingdom

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