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Kristen S.

Program Officer, Alumni Engagement, Mandela Washington Fellowship at International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)

University of KwaZulu-Natal

United States


Kristen Shannon is a dedicated international relations professional with a passion for global education and cross-cultural exchange. An alumna of American University, she completed her BA in International Studies with foci in international development, public administration, and policy. Kristen is a native Washingtonian and constantly seeks ways to bridge the divide between local and international concerns through progressive approaches to education. Specialties: global education, cultural competency, teacher and student support , international development, community outreach, customer service, public relations, personnel management


  • youth
  • personnel / human resources
  • development
  • tertiary education
  • education
  • liberia
  • afghanistan
  • united states
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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