Policy Development

Toni Akinyemi

Alumna LLM in Law & Development

Rebeccah N. Lane

M.S. Candidate

Hi Y'all:

My name is Rebeccah Lane and I am a M.S. Candidate of International Development with The Payson Program for Global Development at Tulane Law. 

Anne Rolfes

Anne Rolfes
Alumna, M.S., Louisiana Bucket Brigade

Anne Rolfes, Founding Director of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, began her career in Nigeria, collaborating with local communities to address oil companies’ destruction of the Niger Delta. She returned to Louisiana in 2000 and founded the Louisiana Bucket Brigade to end pollution in her home state.

Paul T. Winfield

Paul T. Winfield, ABD
Alumnus, PhD & MS, Queer People Of Color Advocacy Association

Paul T. Winfield attempts to personify excellence and to encourage the very best in others.

Adelia DeMarsico

Adelia DeMarsico
M.S. Candidate

My name is Adelia and I am a South Florida native.  As an enthusiast for Latin America, I majored in Spanish as an undergraduate at the University of Florida and have spent significant time in Latin America traveling, teaching English, and interning. Before moving to New Orleans to pursue my post graduate degree in International Development, I worked as a middle school Spanish teacher.  Through this experience, my passion for children and education became apparent to me.

Hilary Nicole Zainab

Doctoral Student
Hilary Nicole Zainab Ervin is a Management Analyst with the HIV/AIDS Bureau at the Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  She currently serves as a Board of Director and Operational Coordinator for the Standby Task Force where she provides crisis informatics and mapping services to organizations such as UNOCHA, MSF, NetHope and others responding to complex humanitarian emergencies.

Katherine Van Marter

Joint JD/MS Student

G. Alexander Crowther

Alumnus, PhD, RAND Corporation

Strategist. International Affairs Specialist. Politico-Military Specialist. Researcher. Latin American Foreign Area Officer. Light Infantry Officer. 

Worked at the field, the regional and global levels. Field work in Central America, the Andean Ridge, Korea and Iraq. Regional in Latin America, Europe and Middle East. Global level experience performing politico-military activities in Washington DC.

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.

Martin Burt

Martin Burt
Alumni PhD

My name is Martin Burt and I live and work in Paraguay. I guess I would say that I am a social entrepreneur interested in developing social innovations to address chronic problems related to poverty around the world. Although my home is in South America, I moved to New Orleans for the 2013-2014 academic year to work on my PhD from the Payson Center at Tulane University. I travel extensively, since I oversee development programs throughout Latin America and Africa.


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