International Development Program Student Association
The mission of the International Development Program Student Association (IDPSA) is to support, inspire, and foster the growth of innovative and progressive future international development practitioners who seek to advance people-centered development by linking critical inquiry with community action.
Every graduate student enrolled in the International Development Program is a member of the IDPSA and can participate in its activities. It is led by the IDPSA Executive Board who are elected by the IDP student body. Descriptions of the Executive Board positions can be found here.
2015/2016 IDPSA Executive Board:
President- Alana McGinty
Vice-President- Elizabeth Moore
Treasurer- Betsy Nolan
Communications Chair- Ashley Holst
Student/Faculty Liaison- Marla Larrave
Friday Forum Coordinators- Iryna Casteel, Monica Ellebracht, Salem Lemma
Social Chairs- Amanda Whatley, Leighton Clark
Alumni Liaisons- Franchesca Melendez, Meredith Feenstra
Community Service Chair- James Genovese
Fall 2015 Friday Forum Schedule:
All Friday Forums will be held in the Abramson Family Founders Room on the terrace level of SIS from 5:30-6:30 PM.
September 18: IDP Faculty Research Panel
September 25: Environment & Sustainable Agriculture: Development in Practice
October 2: IDP Alumni Career Panel
October 23: New Trends in Development
November 13: Urban Development & the District of Columbia
Intensive three-day courses, training students in state-of-the-art international development techniques
Through the Irene Tinker-Millidge Walker Fellowship, students can receive financial support to offset the costs of including overseas field experience in their research, internship, or practicum.