I am currently Assistant Director for Policy Programs at the Asia Society in New York where I manage the organization’s policy programs, as well as contribute regularly to Asia Society’s online blog, Asia Blog.
Previously, I was an official with the Geneva-based International Organization for Migration, where I worked in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam from 2005 through 2008 and in Jordan from 2008 through 2009. I also had shorter assignments of several months in both Egypt and Cambodia.
In 2004 I worked for United Nations Volunteers in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.
I am a graduate of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in New York where I received Masters’ degrees in Public Policy and International Affairs respectively. I completed my undergraduate degree at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
I am a former Sasakawa Foundation Leadership Fellow. I speak Vietnamese with full professional proficiency, as well as limited French and German.
I’ve run three marathons (PR: 3:04) and two half marathons (PR: 1:22.23). I’m hoping to qualify for the Boston Marathon in 2013 [and now am qualified, but still not guaranteed entry!]. I’m also an avid telemark skier, and worked after college as a ski instructor in Switzerland. I also used to guide hiking and mountain biking trips in the western United States.
Born in Belgium, I am a U.S. and U.K. national and have lived in Austria, Viet Nam, Singapore, Cambodia, Jordan, Egypt, and the United States.