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Karelle Samuda

Research Associate

Karelle Samuda is Research Associate at Leadership Africa USA, where she provides programmatic and research support. Prior to joining Leadership Africa USA, Ms. Samuda was Special Assistant to the President at the Center for Global Development, where her responsibilities ranged from managing communications with external and internal constituents to providing extensive support for the president’s research agenda.

Ms. Samuda has had experience working in the area of youth development as Co-Chair of the Next Generation: Youth Programs & Initiatives with the Washington-based Institute of Caribbean Studies. As Co-Chair, she was primarily responsible for developing programs that focused on youth from the Caribbean Diaspora. Ms. Samuda has interned at international organizations such as the Inter- American Development Bank and the Organization of American States. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Washington and Lee University, Virginia, and a Master of Public Policy in International Policy Development from Georgetown University.

To contact Karelle: karelle@leadershipafricausa.org
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