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Career Pathways in International Development

Brown University






Providence, RI 02906


Many students are interested in international development work. But what is that work really like? What skills and experiences do you need to have to get work and what do you do day to day? And what kind of career pathways can you explore after working in international development?

Hear from three speakers with extensive experience in international development and get advice on steps you can take to find opportunities.

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Sam Bosney is a Co-Founder and former Director of Project Development for the 2Seeds Network. Sam graduated from Harvard in 2010, where he studied African History and Literature and Swahili. The 2Seeds Network, recognizing abundant human capital around the globe, is building a network of community-based agricultural development projects in East Africa. 2Seeds recruits and trains young people to live in rural Tanzania for one year and develop projects in partnership with subsistence farmers. Our goal is to incubate the regions human capital so that local farmers create more food to eat and capture more profit from the produce they sell. Sam lived in Tanzania from 2010 to August 2013, directing 2Seeds operations in-country. 

Leah Kumayama is the People and Operations Associate at One Acre Fund, an organization that offers a comprehensive market bundle to subsistence farmers in Africa to double their farm profit per acre. She graduated from University of Arizona magna cum laude with a BA in International Studies in 2006. Following her undergraduate studies, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ukraine and received an MA in Global Affairs and Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management. She has since directed the Womens Empowerment Program at Refugee Focus.

Kelly Ramirez is the Executive Director for Social Venture Partners Rhode Island (SVPRI). She has more than fifteen years of social enterprise and international development experience, advising NGOs, corporations and governments on civic engagement, sustainability, business development and advocacy. Previously, Kelly worked as a political analyst for the U.S. State Departments Foreign Service, an election monitor for the OSCE, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Slovakia. Kelly received MA Degrees in Public Policy and Urban Planning and a BA in political science from the University of Michigan, where she has also done post-graduate work at the Ross School of Business. Kelly directed the Social Enterprise Initiative at the William Davidson Institute (WDI) and was an adjunct lecturer in Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigans Ross School of Business. She has extensive fundraising, consulting and project management experience with organizations including Aid to Artisans, the Ford Foundation, the European Commission, USAID, the State Department, and Roche. She is active as a board member and volunteer with several non-profits. 

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Last updated Dec 06 2013

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