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New Leaders Council

Fall Recruitment Series: The State Department and The United Nations Foundation

Are you interested in the New Leadership Council fellowship? Do you want to meet alumni and others in the progressive community? Join the NLC-DC Chapter for a recruitment event with featured talks from two distinguished alumni who continue to make an impact in the community, Andy R. and Carolyn Florey.



Carolyn Florey, Director, Collective Impact at the Digital Impact Alliance at the United Nations Foundation

Carolyn joined the Digital Impact Alliance in March 2016 as the Director of Collective Impact. In this role, she helps coalesce the development community around scaling and increasing the impact and cost effectiveness of digital development investments. Prior to joining the Digital Impact Alliance, Carolyn was the mHealth Senior Manager at the United Nations Foundation where she oversaw the ICTs for Saving One Million Lives initiative in Nigeria that, in partnership with the Nigerian Ministries of Health and Communication Technology, developed a National Health ICT Strategic Framework and the Every Woman, Every Child Innovation Working Group Catalytic mHealth Grants program that supported 26 organizations in 15 countries to scale mHealth initiatives. Previously, Carolyn worked at the World Bank’s Innovation Labs, where she focused on identifying and supporting social enterprises to effectively deliver services to low income communities. She has also worked as a Private Sector Partnerships Specialist at USAID, focusing on mobile technology and maternal health partnerships such as the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action and mPowering Frontline Health Workers. Prior experience includes the Inter-American Development Bank, a women’s health NGO in Delhi, India (Breakthrough), and as a Fulbright grantee in Jeonju, South Korea. Carolyn holds an M.A. in International Development and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a B.A. in International Relations and Spanish from Tufts University. She is an avid runner, triathlete and proud brand ambassador for Coeur Sports, a women's endurance apparel company. When not training, she enjoys spending time with her husband and hound rescue dogs, Maha and Cooper. 



Andy Rabins, Special Adviser for Global Youth Issues, U.S. Department of State

Andy Rabens serves as the Special Adviser for Global Youth Issues at the U.S. Department of State in the Office of the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. He focuses on helping the U.S. Government better engage young people internationally to help solve the pressing challenges of today while also building greater global connectivity and networks to shape a more secure and prosperous future. He serves as the principal representative on youth issues for the U.S. Department of State and leads efforts to coordinate and amplify global youth policy and initiatives in three primary areas: 1) Engaging youth in honest two way dialogue - including through Youth Councils and regional networks; 2) Empowering youth as drivers of their own destinies through programs on expanded economic opportunity and skills building; 3) Elevating the voice of young people in global affairs and amplifying the issues that affect them.

Andy previously served at the U.S. Department of State in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs as the Special Advisor for Youth Engagement in the Middle East and North Africa and as the Public Diplomacy Desk Officer for Israeli and Palestinian Affairs. He has also served in the Bureau of African Affairs; the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; and in the Office of the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.

Prior to joining the State Department in 2008, Andy worked for United States Senator Dianne Feinstein and for the Rt. Honorable Ed Miliband in the UK Parliament. Andy is a former Presidential Management Fellow and in 2012, was named one of the Top 99 Foreign Policy Leaders under 33 by Diplomatic Courier Magazine and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy. In 2013, he was awarded a “Service to America Medal” by the Partnership for Public Service for his Middle East and North Africa youth engagement work at the State Department. Andy is a Fellow with the New Leaders Council; a Fellow with the Truman National Security Project; an advisory board member with the Millennial Action Project; and a long-time Tutor at Miner Elementary School in Washington, DC.

Andy holds a bachelors degree from Harvard University and a masters degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

*This is second in a three part series of recruitment events.




October 12, 2016 at 6:30pm - 8pm
Center for American Progress
1333 H St NW
Washington, DC 20005
United States
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