Jeanette Bailey '03

Jeanette Bailey is currently a Nutrition Technical Advisor at the International Rescue Committee, supporting the treatment of acute malnutrition in refugee and crisis situations globally. She was one of the original co-founders of the BUILD program in 2002 (then called Bridges to Nicaragua), along with Zaki Raheem and Nathan Machida. After graduating from Tufts in 2003, she worked abroad from 2003-2010 for several international humanitarian agencies, including Action Against Hunger, Save the Children and Doctors Without Borders, in both emergency and development contexts in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In 2005 she received a Fulbright Grant to conduct research on nutrition and food insecurity in Bolivia, and in 2008 she received a Masters of Science in Nutrition from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In 2011 she joined the International Rescue Committee, where she is currently providing support to emergency operations and conducting research on new treatment protocols for childhood malnutrition.

Mike Niconchuk '11

Mike was involved in many IGL programs during his time at Tufts, focusing on post-conflict entrepreneurship and reconciliation.  He has worked for the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship at the World Economic Forum.  He currently works for Questscope as an emergency response coordinator in Jordan where he has worked extensively with Syrian refugees.  We works with the Za'atri refugee camp focusing on youth and education issues, specifically targeting at-risk young refugees.  He weeks to better integrate the refugee community into program design.

Jeremy Lebow '14

Jeremy Lebow worked closely with BUILD before he graduated with the Tufts Class of 2014, helping to lead the transition from implementing development projects in Guatemala to organizing community-led development internships for BUILD members in Nicaragua. He is now continuing to pursue his interest in economic development with an internship at Innovations for Poverty Action Mexico, working on a randomized control trial related to intimate partner violence in Mexico City, and in particular on cost effectiveness analysis.