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Kaitlyn Elias, M.A. 2018

Kaitlyn Elias (M.A. 2018) has officially settled into her new position with Mercy Corps as Assistant Program Officer (APO) with the CASA region (Caucasus, Central and South Asia). She spent her first two months as an APO for the Americas region.

Kaitlyn is now part of a team that supports programming in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Georgia, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan. She works with the regional program team to liaise between headquarters and the field, support grant administration, as well as support the development of new opportunities for the region.

Kaitlyn writes, “The desk team is an inspiring group of women who run a really tight ship and I am honored to have joined them. Our region is led by director Najia Hyder, an alum of the INTL program. Luckily, there are quite a few agriculture programs to nerd out on, including a value-added horticulture program that contributes to pistachio, saffron, and pomegranate¬† production. Thank you for everything that you and the INTL community has done to help me prepare for these next steps.”