Judit is a senior international and business development executive with over 20 years of experience. At IESC, she is responsible for IESC’s business strategy, leads IESC’s new business development activities and manages a team of talented new business professionals. She is passionate about economic development and job creation, municipal management, and sustainable urban development. She is a perceptive trainer and facilitator with experience in association and institutional capacity building. Previously, she served as chief of party, designed and implemented multimillion-dollar development programs in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia, and held new business director positions. She was instrumental in the establishment of the ICMA China Center in Beijing. After hours, you may spot her on the ballroom dance floor. More about Judit.
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.
Marissa is a detail-oriented project management specialist and environmental researcher, with nearly seven years of experience in the non-profit field. She holds a B.S. in Zoology with minors in French and International Studies from North Carolina State University and recently completed a dual M.A. in Sustainable International Development and an MBA in Social Impact degree program at the Heller School at Brandeis University. Before joining IESC, she led market research for the Food Security and Agricultural team at RTI International and developed a knowledge management system for corporate capability statements, past performance references, & technical proposals. Her passion for international development grew from an opportunity to study wildlife conservation and management in the tiger parks of Northern India during her undergraduate career. Marissa has an affinity for interdisciplinary work and enjoys travel and group fitness in her free time.
Erin joined IESC in 2017 and supports communications and new business. Prior to joining IESC, she taught English in Japan with the JET Programme and high school science in the U.S. She holds a B.A. in Biology and a Masters in Secondary Education from the University of Virginia and an M.A. in Sustainability with a concentration in environmental policy and international development from Harvard's Extension School. More about Erin.
Holly joined IESC in September 2022 as a Senior Associate, New Business. Prior to joining IESC, Holly provided research and coordination support to diplomats in the Economics section at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, DC. She has experience in scaling and managing international teams from her time as the program manager and interim managing director at Paper Airplanes, a grassroot education nonprofit that provides language and tech skills to conflict-affected individuals in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. An educator at heart, right after college, Holly joined the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Chile via their Programa Ingles Abre Puertas, and later Reading Partners - AmeriCorps in Washington, DC. In August 2021, Holly decided to pursue an MBA to better her business acumen and skill set. Over the summer of 2022, Holly interned virtually full time in the Strategy division at Airline Tariff Publishing Company, while working in London as a graduate assistant for the George Washington University's Public & Private Partnership course. Holly graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in Linguistics and a minor in Mandarin Chinese. She is a proud immigrant from Vietnam.