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International Development

Lucy Bassett at Border

Batten's Lucy Bassett and the Charlottesville-based nonprofit Project Adelante are conducting research at the Matamoros refugee camp near the Texas border – a spot that is featured in one of Springsteen’s songs.

Mimi Wu

As the co-founder of Myanmar Recycles, a plastic recycling company cleaning up the dirtiest post-consumer plastic film in Myanmar, Mimi Wu (MPP ‘09) remains committed to inciting positive change in communities around the world.

The Hague

As students at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy continue to gain quantitative data and analysis skills they are putting themselves in a cutting-edge category to make them more competitive in the global arena.

Althea Pickering

Althea Pickering will join the World Food Programme in D.C. as a partnerships officer. The organization is the leading humanitarian organization fighting hunger worldwide, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and resilience. (photo courtesy of Dan Addison, University Communications)

Kirsten Gelsdorf

Professor Gelsdorf was selected to support the United States Agency for International Development Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and Grand Challenges Canada in advising them on projects to be a part of their multi-million Fund for Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge. This Fund seeks to accelerate solutions that enable life-saving or life-improving assistance to reach the most vulnerable in conflict. 

Lucy Bassett

Prior to joining the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, Lucy Bassett was an Education Specialist and a Social Protection Specialist at the World Bank, where she focused on education, social protection, nutrition, and early childhood development. She has also worked on those thematic areas at UNICEF, the World Food Programme, Save the Children, and the International Food Policy Research Institute.