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Alumni in Residence conversation with Nicole Shepardson


Attendance is limited to Ford School students.

Date & time

Feb 22, 2021, 12:00-12:50 pm EST


This is a Virtual Event.

Join us for the Alumni in Residence conversation with Nicole Shepardson (MPP '01), policy team leader and senior protection policy officer in the Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration at the U.S. Department of State

The Alumni in Residence series provides the opportunity for a small group of Ford School students to hear from and talk with Ford School alumni who share their career path, what led them to their current position, and the skills that helped them succeed. 

Nicole Shepardson leads the policy team and serves as a senior protection advisor in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration at the U.S. Department of State. She oversees policy development on cross-cutting issues in humanitarian assistance, including the protection of refugees, internally displaced persons, and stateless persons, health, innovation, relief and development coherence, monitoring and evaluation, and other issues. She recently completed a legislative fellowship on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where she focused on Western Hemisphere affairs and the nexus of foreign policy and immigration. She has served on temporary details to the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan, the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Disaster Assistance Response Team in Tunisia, and on Washington, D.C.-based teams responding to crises in Iraq, Liberia, Haiti, and elsewhere.  She earned her MPP from the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy in 2001, and her BA from Harvard University in 1997.


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