I am passionate about improving the capacity of organizations to better address the challenges they seek to solve. With a wide range of professional experience in the non-profit sphere, with international non-governmental organizations, and in the technology industry and the private sector, I have a wealth of expertise in business development, strategy and communications.
My interests lie primarily at the intersection of international affairs, economic development, social justice and foreign policy, with a particular focus on African issues and post-conflict reconstruction. I graduated from Tufts University in 2005 with a BA in International Relations and Political Science. I then moved back to Paris, France, where I was born and raised, and in 2007 earned a Masters in International Affairs from Sciences Po.
I am a dreamer but also a do-er. I believe in the adage: “All I know is that I know nothing”, and that life is essentially one, very long, learning process. I love both John Coltrane and John Mayer; I am influenced by the likes of Friedrich Nietzsche and Bill Easterly.
To learn more about my professional experience, please visit my LinkedIn profile. You can also email me at penelopemstarr_at_gmail_dot_com