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JICA USA September/October 2014

Program Officer Yumiko Locussol joins JICA USA

PhotoYumiko Locussol will focus on Health, Gender and Education.

Program Officer

I am honored to be joining JICA USA as the Program Officer focusing on Health, Gender and Education and liaising with the US aid community. As an international development practitioner of Japanese descent, I am ecstatic to be supporting JICA's work from its Washington, DC office.

My previous work experience include administering grants at the US State Department's Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) and working as part of the Finance team at the United Nations Foundation (UNF). Most recently, I worked on a Saudi-funded university scholarship program that provides students from the Kingdom the opportunity to study in the US at the undergraduate level. I also have field experience, having worked in Argentina, Peru and the Dominican Republic on non-formal education programs. I hold a Master's degree in International Educational Development from Teacher's College, Columbia University and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from McGill University.

I look forward to continuing to grow as a professional in my new role at JICA USA.

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