Julie joined the new business team in 2016 and also serves as the gender focal point at IESC. She has over 10 years of experience in project management and business development in economic growth and governance with a variety of U.S. government donors, including USAID, USDA, State Department, and FEMA. She thrives on private sector development, program design, program budgets, gender analysis, and attention to detail. Julie has a dual M.A. in sustainable international development and women’s and gender studies from the Heller School at Brandeis University. She got her start in international development working on a community development program in Uganda and has had a passion for East Africa ever since.
Erin started with the new business team at IESC in January 2017, providing research and coordination support for upcoming and current proposals. Prior to joining IESC, she taught English overseas and high school science in the United States, and later worked as a contractor for the U.S. Navy. She holds a B.A. in biology and a M.Ed. in education from the University of Virginia and recently earned an M.A. in sustainability with a concentration in environmental policy and international development from Harvard. Her professional interests include sustainable economic development, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and international tourism development. Outside the office, Erin enjoys reading, exploring new places, and hanging out with her dog, Wallace. More about Erin.
Hallie Traiman started working with IESC in 2019 as a New Business Associate after completing her B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at The University at Albany. Throughout her studies, she developed a strong passion for international education, governance and the impacts these factors have on growing economies. During her last year of university, she worked for the International Rescue Committee in their Career Development Program where she assisted refugees and asylees in finding jobs within their field. Her hobbies include traveling, listening to live music and spending time with her family and friends.
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