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Fellows

  • Sisay is a Peace Corps Volunteer working with Village Enterprise. He graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in 2011 with a degree in Environmental Science and Geography. Sisay loves to travel and has lived in four different countries, across three different continents. When he’s not at work, he like to play soccer, watch sports, read and listen to music.

    Sisay Ashnaf
    Fellow PCV
  • Douglas Bove is from Vero Beach, FL and earned his degree in Economics and International Relations from New College of Florida. After graduating in 2008, Doug moved to Washington, D.C. to pursue a career in international development. Since then he has worked in various fields of development including international landmine and unexploded ordnance remediation; economic growth and development at the Millennium Challenge Corporation; monitoring and evaluation of development projects with Social Impact; and post-earthquake relief efforts with Destination: Abricots with whom he volunteers. Doug loves to travel—he studied abroad in Italy, traveled to Haiti to deliver earthquake relief aid, and spent three months in Iraq doing work in mine risk education. Doug is excited to be joining forces with Village Enterprise and will be managing the S.M.A.R.T. program from our Kenya offices.

    Douglas Bove
    Fellow
  • Paola is Italian, has earned a Bachelor Degree in Economics and Social Sciences from the University of Commerce Bocconi (Milan, Italy) and a Master of Specialized Economic Analysis from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona, Spain). Her main areas of expertise are development economics, international trade, and globalization. As a Monitoring Fellow at Village Enterprise, Paola will contribute to the implementation of an impact study that will help assess Village Enterprise’s core program. Paola loves learning foreign languages. She speaks Italian, English, Spanish and French.

    Paola Elice
    Fellow
  • AJ Doty graduated with his Master’s in International Development with a focus in program evaluation and education, from The American University, School of International Service in May 2013. He received his bachelors degree from Pitzer College where he graduated with honors in Sociology in 2009. As the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Fellow for Village Enterprise, AJ will assist in the implementation of an impact evaluation that will assess the core program of Village Enterprise. AJ likes to travel, read, run and play tennis. He speaks English, Spanish, and French.

    AJ Doty
    Fellow

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