Understanding the Role of Diaspora Advocacy Coalitions, Non-Governmental Organizations and Networks: A Focus on Haiti's Disasters

Principal Investigators:

  • Dr. Alka Sapat, Associate Professor, FAU School of Public Administration
  • Dr. Ann-Margaret Esnard, Professor, GSU Department of Public Management and Policy

Graduate Research Assistants

School of Public Administration

  • Lorena Schwartz (Jan 2014-): Lorena Schwartz is a first year doctoral student in public administration at Florida Atlantic University. Prior to starting her doctoral program, Lorena worked as an attorney for Glantzlaw, the Florida Department of Children and Families and as a Staff Attorney for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit. Lorena earned a B.A. in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University. She was offered an Environmental Growth Management Fellowship by Florida Atlantic University, where she earned her Master’s degree in Public Administration. After earning her Master’s degree, Lorena attended the University of Miami, School of Law, where she received her J.D. degree, Cum Laude.

GSU Department of Public Management and Policy

  • Emefa Sewordor (Jan 2014-): Emefa Sewordor is a third year doctoral student in public policy at Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Toronto and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of British Columbia. Prior to starting her doctoral studies, Emefa worked for five years as an Economist at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank in St Kitts.

Other students who have worked on the project

  • Jean Pierre, FAU School of Public Administration (Aug 2012- Dec 2013)
  • Anne-Christine Carrie, FAU School of Urban and Regional Planning (Jan 2013- Dec 2013)
  • Marta Viciedo, FAU School of Urban and Regional Planning (Aug.2012- May 2013)
Content Last Updated on: May 30, 2013
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