Kristin Bushby

 

The Fletcher School at Tufts University
Class of 2016

 

Kristin’s experiences working with global populations both at their best and most vulnerable inspired her to dedicate her career to mitigating international conflict through public service. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond, with a major in International Studies and minors in Leadership Studies and Spanish. She then applied this knowledge to practical experiences managing various U.S. government partnerships worldwide. From 2011-2014, Kristin designed, managed, and evaluated U.S. Department of State and USAID-funded programs, including human rights and access to justice in Colombia; women’s leadership in Paraguay and Rwanda; and sustainable industrial development in seven Latin American countries. Prior to that, she coordinated the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program and facilitated short-term professional exchanges in the U.S. for emerging government and civil society leaders from over 60 countries.

At The Fletcher School, Kristin is focusing on conflict resolution and human security, with additional interests in transitional justice, evidence-based learning, and the role of gender in conflict zones. She is a Co-President of Fletcher’s Global Women organization and a Senior Print Editor for the student-run journal, The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs. At Fletcher, Kristin has been a Research Assistant for the Humanitarian Evidence Program at Feinstein International Center, where she worked to enhance the evidence base on humanitarian topics to support policymakers’ abilities to make decisions in crisis environments. Additionally, as a project team consultant for Harvard’s Law and International Development Society, she developed a series of legal frameworks that are being used to develop public-private partnerships in Al Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan. She will be spending the summer of 2015 interning with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, where she will conduct conflict analysis for their Africa Operations Team in addition to contributing to Bureau-wide monitoring and evaluation efforts. After graduation, she looks forward to serving the U.S. government full-time as a Robertson Fellow.