Michelle L. Cormier

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Michelle L. Cormier


Part-time Faculty


Ms. Cormier has nearly 20 years of international development and humanitarian response experience in Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Currently, as a Senior Development Manager with global non-profit IREX, she works to develop partnerships and design programs that expand the organization’s education and youth portfolio around the world. A Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Ms. Cormier has collaborated with various development actors during her career including a wide range of local stakeholders in several countries, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the United Nations, international development contractors, and the private sector. A thought leader, trainer, and faculty member, Ms. Cormier leverages broad technical expertise in institutional performance improvement; post-conflict, locally-led development; workforce development and education system reform; building resilience to climate change; as well as disaster preparedness and emergency response to ameliorate vulnerable communities’ capacity to withstand and build back better from recurrent complex crises.

Post-conflict development, resilience building, humanitarian response, new business development

B.S. in Business Administration from Babson College; M.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University with a Concentration in International Development and a Specialization in Post-conflict Development Management in Africa