Global Affairs + Specialization (offered through 2022), 2023
Elise Verdooner, a Fulbright Scholar and returned Peace Corps volunteer, has worked in international development for seven years. She is the former executive director of TEEEM, a global nonprofit organization focused on health, education, and economic empowerment. She holds a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University with a focus on social enterprise administration and international social work. Elise is a member of the global social work committee at the National Association of Social Workers and a member of the Network for Social Work Management, an organization that honored her with the 2019 Mark Moses Distinguished Fellowship Award.
As a youth development volunteer with the Peace Corps in Botswana, Elise worked on organizational capacity building, HIV prevention and outreach, and gender equality initiatives. As a master of global affairs student, Elise is the recipient of a Pulte Family Fellowship.