Michelle L. Cormier

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Michelle L. Cormier


Part-time Faculty


Ms. Cormier has over 20 years of international development and humanitarian response experience in Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Currently Director of New Business Development at Banyan Global, she develops partnerships and designs programs that win new opportunities for the firm to grow their portfolio in health; economic growth; gender equity and social inclusion, and MEL globally. 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