Fall 2018 AILA International Fellowship

Oluwabunmi “Bunmi” Ajilore is the foresight adviser at the Global Forum on Agricultural Research & Innovation (GFAR) Secretariat – hosted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome – where he leads foresight work with focus on agricultural development, collective actions, and empowering development/local stakeholders to determine their own futures. In this capacity, he recently midwifed the establishment of an Africa Foresight Academy for those engaged with foresight in agricultural development in Africa.

Before that, Bunmi worked within the ICT for Agriculture Group at The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation in the Netherlands. There, he worked on projects across African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. During this time, he also functioned as the foresight coordinator for YPARD Network.

Bunmi has also worked as a visiting researcher with the International Center for Tropical Agriculture and a science communicator with the CGIAR Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Research Program in Cali, Colombia. His other experiences include a stint with the Global Landscapes Forum Youth Program and years with the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Foundation in Nigeria.

He has a master’s degree in environmental biology from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and a bachelor of agriculture degree from the Olabisi Onabanjo University, also in Nigeria. He has an executive training certificate in strategic foresight and two MOOC certifications from the University of Oxford (understanding economic development), and the India Institute of Technology Kanpur (mobiles for development).

He likes reading and spending time with family and friends, and speaks/understands four languages. He loves travelling and has lived in four countries and worked in/visited more than 30.


Cherise Charleswell, M.P.H., is a biocultural anthropologist, public health practitioner, researcher and independent scholar, and an accomplished writer, poet, and media broadcaster. She currently serves as an executive officer at Journey Out, a nonprofit based in Los Angeles that works with victims of sex trafficking/commercial sexual exploitation. Charleswell has worked in fields as varied as non-profit/NGO, health delivery, public health, human services, biomedical research, and the pharmaceutical industry. She currently serves on the publications board of the American Public Health Association, as the women’s issues chair of The Hampton Institute: Think Tank, as the chair of the National Women’s Studies Association Social Justice Taskforce, and on the Public Health Advisory Council of the University of Phoenix. She is also a co-host and producer for Feminist Magazine/KPFK 90.7, part of the Pacifica Radio Network. Charleswell is the immediate past president of the Southern California Public Health Association and has served on the governing board of the Society for the Advancement of African American Public Health Issues. Her publications include books/textbook chapters, academic articles, essays, and website and magazine articles. Her work has been published in Zocalo Public Square, The Hampton Institute: Think Tank, Truth Out, Role Reboot, Bluestockings Magazine, BITCH, The Nation’s Health, CODE Red for Gender Justice, For Harriet, AWID Young Feminist Wire, Kalyan, Kamoy, Natural Woman Magazine, and Broad: A Feminist & Social Justice Magazine. Charleswell’s interests and work focus on marginalized and underserved populations, women’s health, social determinants of health, community engagement, and participatory research. She is of West Indian descent, with heritage from numerous Caribbean islands including St. Thomas, St. John, Puerto Rico, Tortola, St. Kitts, and Anguilla.

 


Huma Qummery Cheema is deputy manager of human resources at the Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO). She received a B.Sc., a master’s in business and information technology, and a master’s in human resource management and law from the University of Punjab, Lahore, before starting her career in the government-owned utility sector as a human resource practitioner. Her tenure at the USAID as a senior human resources and training analyst further polished her HR skills. Declared a change champion by the organization she works with, she has represented LESCO at national and international forums. A volunteer member of various civil societies, including Rotary International, she has first-hand experience in organizational assessment, development and restructuring; being a change agent; peace building and conflict management; capacity building; governance; project leadership; and gender equity. Working in a largely male-dominated society, she realizes the importance of developing her own leadership and management style, She intends to bring about social change within both LESCO and Pakistan. She is an alumna of the Women in Public Service Project, USA and the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.

 


Sam Chittick was appointed country representative for The Asia Foundation Philippines in July 2017. He oversees the Foundation’s programming in the Philippines, focused on supporting economic growth, strengthening justice and the rule of law, fostering peace and development, and improving governance. He leads a large country team with offices in Manila, Cotabato, and Zamboanga, and engagements with a wide range of Philippine and international partners. Sam has deep expertise in a number of the core areas of Foundation work, including governance and decentralization; peace, security and conflict; local economic development; and human rights and the rule of law. Over the last twenty years he has worked within and alongside a range of development organizations, including the World Bank, Australian Aid, the United Nations, GIZ, and non-government organizations in 14 countries across Asia and Africa, eight years of which were in the Philippines. Sam is currently a member of the Third Party Monitoring Team, an independent body tasked to monitor implementation of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro. In his role with the World Bank from 2014 until 2016, he served as the international advisor for a joint United Nations and World Bank facility in support of the peace process between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. He previously worked for Australian Aid, and as a consultant to other bilateral donor agencies (USAID, DFID, DANIDA, SIDA, and GIZ), and had a number of formative years working with community-based organizations. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's in international and community development. His working experience has involved long-term residences in the Philippines and Mozambique, with shorter periods in Afghanistan, China, Indonesia, East Timor, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe.

 


Commander Scott Craig joined the Royal Australian Navy in 1987 as a seaman officer. After completing a B.A. at the Australian Defence Force Academy, he commenced specialist seaman training. He was posted to HMAS Brisbane and saw operational service in the Persian Gulf during 1990-91. On return to Australia, he completed seaman officer training and served in HMAS ships Betano and Perth. He trained as a clearance diving officer in 1994 and was posted to Australian Clearance Diving Team Four. Scott assumed duties as the second-in-command of the RAN Diving School in 1998. In 1998 Scott was posted as the executive officer of the second mine hunter coastal Hawkesbury and brought this ship into service. Scott assumed command of Australian Clearance Diving Team Four in 2001 and then of Australian Clearance Diving Team Three in 2003 and led the team during Operation Falconer in Iraq. He was awarded a Distinguished Service Medal for leadership in action and Australian Clearance Diving Team Three was awarded a Meritorious Unit Citation. Scott returned to Australian Clearance Diving Team Four as commanding officer before being posted as deputy commander of the Australian Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Task Group and officer-in-charge of Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Sea Training in 2004. He moved to Headquarters Special Operations in 2005, where he was promoted to commander. Scott was posted to HMAS Cerberus as executive officer in 2008. He assumed command of the Australian Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Task Group in 2010 and then assumed duties as the deputy director of the Joint Amphibious Capability Implementation Team. He recently completed a posting to the Counter Improvised Threat Task Force as the chief of staff, and now holds the position of assistant naval attaché at the Embassy of Australia in Washington, D.C.

 


Commander Aaron Delano-Johnson is the inaugural U.S. Coast Guard International Security Studies Program fellow at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University where he studies maritime policy issues including international security cooperation, countering threat networks, and the Coast Guard’s role in the Arctic. With a dual career track of international affairs and maritime operations, he has held a variety of U.S. embassy and sea-going command positions. International affairs postings include service at the U.S. embassies in Georgia, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti as a maritime advisor to their respective maritime and law enforcement authorities. A permanent cutterman, he has spent eight years at sea on four Coast Guard cutters, including command of USCGC Chandeleur, in support of counter-drug and alien migrant interdiction operations, search and rescue, and security cooperation missions across the Caribbean, Pacific, and South America. A native of Brownsmead, Oregon, he graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy with a B.S. in management. He holds an M.A. in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, an M.S. in leadership and information technology from Duquesne University, and completed his joint professional military education via the U.S. Air Force Command and Staff College. Aaron lives in Boston with his wife and they take any available opportunity to spend time on the water or hiking across New England.

 


Anders L. Graugaard has been employed in the Danish Foreign Ministry since 2009. A career diplomat; he also served two years in the Ministry of Finance. In the Foreign Ministry he has especially engaged with formulating and coordinating Danish security and stabilization, e.g. concerning Denmark’s contributions to NATO, the UN, and coalition efforts. In addition, he has served as a private secretary to the minister for trade and Investment. He has also been posted to the Danish embassy in Kabul. Currently, he serves as deputy head of mission at the Danish Embassy in Bangkok. Before working at the Foreign Ministry, Anders L. Graugaard served in Iraq in 2004-2005 (Operation Iraqi Freedom) with the rank of captain and received The Defense Medal for his efforts. In Iraq he focused on stabilization efforts. Anders is still pursuing his military career and is currently designated to the Danish division that is the largest tactical formation in the Danish army and is integrated with NATO’s Allied Joint Force Command. Anders holds a master’s in political science from Aarhus University (2007). In recognition of outstanding scholarly achievements, Anders was awarded the Crown Prince Frederik Scholarship to pursue a mid-career Master of Public Administration degree at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. During his time at the Kennedy School, Anders will focus on leadership, diplomacy, U.S. foreign policy, economic diplomacy, negotiation, and communication.

 


​Dr. Tiffany K. Harbour is an information security engineer working on global cyber security public policy efforts for Bank of America. She is principal for Latin America and parts of the Indo-Pacific. Prior to joining the cyber public policy team, Harbour was the lead coordinator for cyber resiliency and exercise efforts for Latin America, Europe, Global Wholesale Banking, and Global Markets and Technology. Prior to joining Bank of America, Harbour served as the cyber mission manager for a national intelligence center and has held several supervisory and senior intelligence roles focused on information operations, telecommunications, open source exploitation, and strategic outreach in support of offensive and defensive computer network operations. She served as the United States Intelligence Community lead for the Enterprise Protection Risk Management program. Harbour is also a veteran of the U.S. Army. She holds a doctorate in public policy and administration from Walden University, an M.A. in Latin American studies from the University of Arizona, and a master’s in humanities with a focus on modern languages from Wright State University. She is a graduate of Air War College and Air Command and Staff College. She was awarded the Tinker Fellowship for field research in Latin America. Harbour speaks English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

 


Lam Jock arrived in Nashville, Tennessee, from Nairobi, Kenya, in 1995 as a refugee and enrolled in his first formal school, a public high school, where he began studying English. In 2005, he graduated from Lipscomb University with a B.S. in technology and worked as a software developer for several years before deciding move back to southern Sudan to contribute to the making of a new nation to-be (Republic of South Sudan). Jock arrived in Juba in July 2010 and volunteered at the Southern Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (SSRRC), an independent institution created to provide humanitarian services. At SSRRC, he helped create the new Department of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to ensure that communication tools and systems being used by humanitarian partners were effectively managed and utilized. He also worked with other partners from the humanitarian community on technology-related matters. In 2012, Jock moved to Blue Force, Inc., a U.S. government contractor, as a liaison with the local government of South Sudan. After conflict erupted in December 2013, he was forced to flee Juba. He rejoined his family in Nairobi, Kenya, and served as the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-In Opposition’s deputy representative to Kenya. For the last four years, Jock has volunteered with the Relief Organization for South Sudan (ROSS), an NGO that coordinates humanitarian efforts by UN agencies and international and local NGOs helping South Sudanese in difficult-to-access areas. For example, when the State of Emergency was declared, most of the humanitarian operations in the greater Upper Nile region were halted. ROSS stepped up and coordinated with UN agencies to ensure smooth delivery of life-saving supplies to vulnerable civilians. Last year, Jock returned to the United States hoping to put to work the knowledge gained over the last seven years in South Sudan and Kenya.

 


Kenji Kodomari is general manager of the Americas and Europe Division of the Corporate Development Group of Kyocera Corporation in Osaka, Japan. He joined Kyocera Corporation, one of the world’s leading companies of electronic components in 1997. In the 2000s, he worked at the Corporate Development Group in Kyoto with Kyocera group companies located in Japan, Singapore, Korea, and China to solve business challenges and support business expansion in the region. He currently has responsibility for the U.S. and Europe regions. Exposure to different cultures throughout his career has given him profound understanding of cultural diversity. Also, over the last 20 years he has engaged in many M&A and partnership projects such as middle market deals for an electronic component manufacturer and a mobile phone manufacturer, and a large market deal for a telecommunication carrier. He frequently visited the U.S. and set up a joint development business with Silicon Valley Venture Capital Fund. He is now working on investment in start-ups and venture capital funds to find and create new business opportunities in order to contribute further to advancement of technology into the future. In the early 2010s, Kenji conducted market research in Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, and South Africa to look for opportunities to expand solar energy power generation systems into non-electrified regions and other potential new business opportunities. Through his research, he recognized unsafe water supply issues in the region and worked with a company that believes that water supply aid can be made sustainable by making it a business. When not working, he enjoys traveling with his family, doing yoga, playing tennis, watching soccer, and attending his kid's events.


Toru Maruta is a Deputy General Manager of Solution Business Planning Division at KDDI. He leads the product management for solution business, ranging from fixed networks to mobile networks, network services to cloud services. His responsibility is to deliver new products and manage existing products of all business customers of KDDI group. He is responsible for two departments, the network services planning department and the cloud services planning department. Toru focuses on helping business customers achieve digital transformation of their business. He believes that getting customers' businesses connected to the network and the cloud will accelerate the their business, and moreover, change the way business is done. He aims to provide everything as “software defined” so as to keep both the flexibility and velocity of business. Toru has a strong background in network technology. Previously he was a CTO and head of business strategy at CDNetworks, a global content delivery network (CDN) provider. Toru combined the network infrastructure and the CDN platform so as to minimize network traffic and maximize network performance. Toru believes eventually everything, not only the cloud but also the network, will be software defined. It is his hope to help customers' businesses ride this wave. Toru graduated from MIT with an S.M. degree in computer science and from Tokyo University with a M. Eng. degree in electronic engineering.


Robert “Bobby” McElhinney is the team leader for the Middle East Team in the Office of Africa and Middle East Programs in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL/AME), at the U.S. Department of State. His team advances peace, security, and justice in the Middle East by strengthening foreign law enforcement and the rule of law. Prior to his position as team leader, Bobby was the Lebanon program officer for two years in INL. In that position, he began to transition INL’s program away from basic training and equipping for Lebanon’s police, towards more specialized assistance such as community policing and corrections reform. Before joining AME, Bobby was a program officer on the Police Team in INL’s Office of Iraq Programs. There, he helped develop and establish one of INL’s largest foreign assistance programs. Before joining the Department of State in 2009, Bobby commissioned as an Army officer in 2004, and deployed twice to Iraq. He left active duty in 2009. Bobby holds a B.A. in peace, war, and diplomacy from Norwich University (2004), and is a native of Massachusetts. Bobby is married to Susan Fridy, and they are expecting twin boys.


Dorothy Miller is currently the director for public policy, advocacy, and strategy for Merck’s Vaccines Division. Previously, she worked on Merck’s U.S. vaccines public policy team. In this role, she led vaccines-related policy work for 13 states. In 2015, she completed a three-month project working with the MSD Indonesia. Prior to joining Merck, Dorothy was a legal and policy associate at PolicyLab at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and an adjunct instructor in the Master of Public Health Program at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2008, she completed a one-year fellowship with the Asia Pacific Leadership Program at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dorothy holds a J.D. and M.P.H., and is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania. She has also held positions with the Speaker’s Office in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives; the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection; and the U.S. Department of State.


Stephen Nagy is originally from Calgary, Canada. He is a senior associate professor at the International Christian University based in Tokyo. Concurrently, he is a distinguished fellow with Canada's Asia Pacific Foundation and was appointed China expert with Canada’s China Research Partnership. He was an assistant professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong from December 2009 to January 2014. He earned his Ph.D. from Waseda University, Japan, in international relations in 2008. His recent funded research project is "Sino-Japanese Relations in the Wake of the 2012 Territorial Disputes: Investigating Changes in Japanese Business’ Trade and Investment Strategy in China." Currently, he is conducting a long-term research project entitled "Perceptions and Drivers of Chinese Views on Japanese and U.S. Foreign Policy in the Region" funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and participating in a book project called Chinese International Relations Theory: As Emerging from Practice and Policy. He has published widely in peer-reviewed international journals such as China Perspectives, East Asia, the Journal of Asian Politics and History, Strategic Analysis, and the International Studies Review on topics related to trade, nationalism, Japanese maritime security policy, and China-Japan relations. He has also published in think-tank and commercial outlets such as the China Economic Quarterly on trade and political risk. In addition to writing in both Japanese and English in media and policy outlets such as Nikkei Shinbun, Kyodo News, The New York Times, Diamond OnLine, South China Morning Post, The Japan Times, The National, East Asian Forum and Asia & the Pacific Policy Forum on issues facing the region, Stephen also regularly appears on ABC (Australia), BBC, CNBC (U.S./Asia), Channel News Asia, Here and Now, NPR (U.S.), and Al Jazeera for television and radio interviews related to politics and international relations in East Asia.


Hirofumi Nishino is general manager of Kyocera Corporation Document Solutions (China) Corporation, based in Shanghai, China. He graduated from the engineering department of Tottori University in 1991 and then joined Mita Industrial Corporation in Osaka, Japan. From 1999 to 2008, Hirofumi worked for Kyocera Document Solutions Europe as a marketing manager in EMEA. Afterward, he moved back to Japan as a divisional senior manager for product planning for copiers and printers. In 2015, he was dispatched to Kyocera Document Solutions China as a senior manager of the business strategy division in China. Since 2017, he has served as general manager of Kyocera Document Solutions China. Kyocera Document Solutions manufactures multi-function printers and printers. His main interest is management strategy, marketing, and business development. Hirofumi's hobbies are to read history books to study the people who were heroes in the past, and playing tennis and other sports.


Napapet Pibulsonggram is a senior economist at the International Department of Bank of Thailand (BOT), Thailand’s central bank, with the responsibility of India analyst. BOT has set a three-year strategic plan (2016-2019) to link with India in terms of financial connectivity to support trade and investment. Napapet’s role is to undertake research, analysis, and assessment of India’s political, economic, social, and geopolitical development. She participates in and represents BOT at various internal and external meetings as well as consulting with stakeholders in public and private sectors. She helps frame strategy and provide input on the setting of financial policies that support businesses in various dimensions, and cultivates and maintains contacts with experts in government and non-governmental organizations. Prior to joining the BOT, Napapet worked in the energy sector with Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production, engaging communities and local authorities and collaborating with NGOs on flood prevention and capacity development. She also built up developmental experience with the King of Thailand’s foundation, Doi Tung (Mae Fah Luang Foundation). Lastly, as spouse of a Thai ambassador, she had a few years of diplomatic exposure. Napapet holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and communications from Thammasat University, Bangkok, a master’s in development studies from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva and an MPP from the Australian National University, with a focus on international policy. Apart from work, her particular area of interest is the problem of water management in Thailand, since this problem will become worse as water resources are depleted at an accelerated speed. Napapet’s hobbies are outdoor activities especially sailing, tennis, golf, and hiking.
 


Miguel Reina Ortiz is a global health academician and practitioner with interest in the dynamic relationship between infectious agents, their hosts, and the environment in which these interactions occur. He is also very interested in the interconnectedness of today's world and how this highlights the truly global nature of public health issues. Particularly, he is interested in understanding and contributing to the international dialogue on disease prevention including international binding and non-binding instrument and their negotiation and application. Miguel Reina Ortiz earned an M.D. with honors from Universidad Central del Ecuador, a master's degree in microbiology from Universidad San Francisco de Quito, an M.P.H. degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Ph.D. in global health from the University of South Florida. Currently, he serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Global Health, College of Public Health, University of South Florida. He also serves in several professional organizations. His research and work range from Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua in Latin America to the United States in North America to India and Nepal in South Asia.


Mao Sato has over seven years of international development and coordination experience in program management and capacity development for UN agencies, International Committee of the Red Cross, and non-governmental organizations. Currently working for the Preparatory Commission of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) as associate external relations officer based in Vienna, Mao provides assistance to the executive secretary and the director of the Legal and External Relations Division in their meetings with high-ranking government officials and delegations and their participation in high-level multilateral conferences. Previously, Mao has worked as a humanitarian aid worker in operations delivering emergency relief and protection of civilian populations in conflicts affecting northern Sri Lanka, the deep south of Thailand, South Sudan, and east Malaysia (the Mindanao migration and the security issue in the South China Sea), as well as disaster relief operations in northeastern Japan after it was hit by the earthquake and tsunami in 2011. After graduating from the global M.A. program at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Mao is especially interested in humanitarian diplomacy in wider national security settings such as nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation.


Maria Eugenia Reos Schwermer holds an M.P.H. in global health policy from The George Washington University and a B.S. in physiology and neurobiology from the University of Maryland. She has 13 years of experience working in the field of public health. Her professional background also entails microbiology and biotechnology laboratory research, including research on HIV and infectious animal diseases; health communications consultancy work for USAID-funded programs; and other consulting roles, including for the Pan American Health Organization. She is currently a managing director at Policy Wisdom, LLC. Policy Wisdom is a U.S.-based company with a vision to be a valued partner in the creation of every important policy that benefits public health worldwide. Policy Wisdom provides consulting services regarding strategic options to shape public health policies that allow for the attainment of both access to health and business goals of clients. Maria Eugenia is responsible for company performance and strategic growth in the regions of the Americas and Europe. She further provides guidance and technical leadership in the analysis and the strategy development efforts. She is particularly interested in advancing value in health, supporting innovative partnerships, and strengthening multi-sector collaborations to benefit human and socioeconomic development.


Alison Sullivan has a passion for improving the health, wellbeing, and safety of the public. In her career, she has excelled at engaging stakeholders to develop strategies and implement programs which affect change, improve policy, and address existing gaps in healthcare and national security. Her passion for policy began when she first had the opportunity, in 2007, to help secure absentee voting rights for parents of sick children in her home state of Ohio. Since 2011, she has worked with Deloitte to help organizations such as the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and most recently U.S. Customs and Border Protection identify their strategic goals, think creatively to solve problems, create a path forward, engage the right stakeholders, and adapt to an ever-changing health and security landscape. During her tenure with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, she has worked to bring innovative, adaptable solutions to the agency’s most complex problems, including the evolution of passenger operations through the adoption of biometric technology and the international expansion of the agency’s mission through public-private partnerships. Outside of her work, she serves as the private sector representative on the National Board of Public Health Examiners, an independent organization that aims to ensure that public health professionals have mastered the foundational knowledge and skills relevant to contemporary public health. She remains engaged at her alma maters, Emory University and Miami University, continuing to mentor students who are interested in global health and careers in the federal and non-governmental sectors.


Adriana Tache is a vice president at Citi Fraud Fusion Center where she manages the intelligence team and helps build the Cyber Fraud Prevention Intelligence program. In 2017, she earned a master’s degree in international economic policy from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. During her studies, she worked closely with well-known professors, such as Joseph Stiglitz and Jason Healey, who instilled in her an interest in cybersecurity and financial crime. Prior to attending Columbia, she held various positions at JPMorgan Chase within asset management, military and veterans affairs, and regulatory risk reporting. Tache holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Temple University’s Fox School of Business, with a dual concentration in finance and legal studies and a minor in international business administration. She is Romanian born and moved to the United States 15 years ago.


Danielle Tinder is the senior manager for ERAS support services at the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), the organization authorized by the U.S. government to certify the readiness of graduates of non-U.S. medical schools (International Medical Graduates/IMGs) to pursue graduate medical education residency training in the U.S. ECFMG also provides a range of services to international medical schools and their students/graduates, as well as international medical regulatory authorities. Through ECFMG’s foundation, the organization pursues a mission of improving the quality of medical education around the world and conducts research on a variety of related topics. Tinder leads a team of full time and seasonal employees who assist 22,000 IMGs per year who submit applications to residency programs. Residency recruitment in the U.S. is a year-long application process that is complex, expensive, and highly competitive. Through her work with ECFMG, Danielle has become interested in U.S. and international medical education and healthcare and their related policies and issues, physician workforce mobility, and U.S. immigration policies. Tinder is also interested in continuous process improvement, project and change management, and policy development. She earned a B.S. in psychology with minors in English literature and theatre in 2008 and an M.S. in project management in 2016, both from Drexel University. She currently resides in Philadelphia with her husband Nate, and enjoys reading, cooking, and travelling in her free time.