Michelle L. McGonagle
- Lecturer; Part-time Faculty in the Elliott School of International Affairs & Senior Development Manager at IREX
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Areas of Expertise
Post-conflict development, resilience building, humanitarian response
Ms. McGonagle has more than 14 years of international development and humanitarian experience in fragile environments in Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Currently, she works as a Senior Development Manager with IREX, a global non-profit, to expand the organization’s education portfolio around the world. A Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Ms. McGonagle has worked with various development actors during her career including the U.S. Agency for International Development, the United Nations, international non-profits, large international development contractors, and the private sector. Adept at engaging a wide range of local and international stakeholders in various activities through participatory technical assistance in key sectors such as economic development, food security, disaster preparedness, and climate change adaptation; Ms. McGonagle’s efforts have ameliorated vulnerable communities’ capacity to withstand and build back better from recurrent complex crises.
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