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Meet our incoming Sri Lanka Country Director, Bryanne Gilkinson!


Meet our latest Emerginista, who will be packing her bags to join our Sri Lankan team this July!


Bryanne was born and raised in Ontario, Canada where she discovered an early love of teaching and working with youth.


After moving to DC in 2008, Bryanne interned at the Canadian Embassy in Military Public Affairs and then spent two semesters at Search for Common Ground in the Individual Giving and Leadership Wisdom Initiative offices. Throughout this time Bryanne also served as a Fundraising Officer with Project Akilah, an initiative to build a vocational school for young women in Rwanda. In 2009, Bryanne worked with PeaceKidz teaching conflict management skills to young boys at an alternative school in DC. Building on this experience, Bryanne developed and taught life skills curricula to juvenile offenders in a court diversion program during the summer of 2009 with the Center for Dispute Settlement and the Metropolitan Police Department.


Most recently, Bryanne assisted the launching of a start-up non-profit, ACCESS Youth. As Director, Bryanne developed programs for at-risk youth and juvenile offenders that addressed a range of issues including relationships, HIV/AIDS, job readiness and conflict management while empowering participants to seek alternatives to street life.


Bryanne received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Stanford University and a Master of Arts in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).


We are so excited that Bryanne will be joining us as our new Sri Lanka Country Director as we know she will take our work and programs to the next level! Welcome to the team, Bryanne!

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