Emily Allen is the START Center Managing Director. She joined the START team in November 2012. Prior to joining the UW Department of Global Health, Emily served 27 months working and living in rural Belize with the United States Peace Corps. As a Business and Organizational Development Volunteer she worked to strengthen local government organizational capacities, empower women through strategic business and capacity development training, and establish a standardized monitoring and evaluation program for national HIV/AIDS efforts. Emily has extensive experience working, living, and travelling abroad, having spent her first 17 years living outside of the United States. Emily earned a Master's of Public Administration from the University of Washington, with a focus on the effects and barriers of externally driven participatory development.
Specific Skills: Program management, project design and implementation, strategic planning, facilitation