About Events International Public Service: Landing Opportunities in the Humanitarian Field International Public Service: Landing Opportunities in the Humanitarian Field MARCH 23, 2020 3:00 PM Online via Zoom REGISTER HERE **UPDATE: NOW A VIRTUAL SESSION VIA ZOOM** As a part of Public Service Week, come learn more about internships and jobs in the humanitarian and development field! Join the Batten Global Policy Center for an insider’s look into the field, and how to navigate opportunities in the field to advance your career. A panel discussion will be followed by a Question and Answer. Click the link above for details on how to Zoom into the event. Kirsten Gelsdorf As Director of Global Humanitarian Policy, Kirsten brings 19 years of experience working in the humanitarian sector; most recently serving as the Chief of the Policy Analysis and Innovation section at the United Nations Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Read full bio Brooke Ray Brooke Ray is currently the Operation Manager at the Global Policy Center. Prior to joining the Batten School in September, Ms. Ray worked with the International Rescue Committee in Charlottesville for six years, serving as their Senior Manager of Food and Agriculture Programs. While there she hosted many Batten students as interns, project researchers, and APP partners. Dreama Montrief Johnson Dreama Montrief Johnson is the Associate Director for Public Service & Government Career Community and Global Careers. At the UVA Career Center, Dreama serves as a career counselor and leads the Public Service and Government Career Community supporting students interested in careers with social impact and the Global Careers Initiative to help student seek opportunities outside their home country. She can help students connect with alumni and programming to learn more about the field of humanitarian aid and share access to and information about powerful resources like Devex! Related Content Kirsten Gelsdorf Fountain and Gelsdorf: COVID, hunger are intertwined News Earlier this month, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the United Nation’s World Food Programme. Batten's Kirsten Gelsdorf and Galen Fountain discuss what that means in the era of COVID-19. Opinion: Now is the time to prioritize mental health News It is estimated that only 2% of people around the world have access to mental health and psychosocial support, or MHPSS. The question is, will COVID-19 offer us a chance to change this? Batten’s Kirsten Gelsdorf and Lucy Bassett provide critical insights into the barriers to progress in MHPSS interventions, and identify opportunities to prioritize and invest in new programs going forward.