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ANNA TARRANT

960 East Paces Ferry Road NE Apt. 114 Atlanta, GA 30326 USA annaetarrant@gmail.com +1 (678) 570-0774

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
International development professional with more than four years of experience and specializations in water management and business strategies. Masters degree in applied sustainable development and masters level certificates in human rights and project management. Carried out fieldwork in Ghana, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso, conducting research on water management. Highly skilled in writing, logistical support and coordination, and interdisciplinary communication.

EDUCATION
Emory University, Masters of Development Practice Laney Graduate School, Atlanta, GA, USA
September 2011 August 2013

Human Rights Certificate, Emory University Human Rights Institute Development Management Leadership Institute Certificate, Monterrey Institute of International Studies Merit scholarship recipient for 2011-2012 and 2012-2013

New York University, Bachelors of Arts in Politics and History, College of Arts and Science, New York, NY, USA

September 2005 May 2009

Minored in French Language (proficient) Graduated with cum laude Latin honors, conferred on top 15% of graduating class of approximately 6,000 Admitted to Senior Honors Program in Politics, using statistical regression analysis and STATA software to author and defend to a panel of scholars an undergraduate thesis on the emigration of highly skilled professionals from Africa Member of the National Political Science Honor Society Pi Sigma Alpha

Study Abroad American University in Paris, Paris, France New York University in Ghana, Accra, Ghana

January May 2007 August December 2007

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
International Water Management Institute Research Coordinator, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
May August 2013

Consulting an interdisciplinary team from the Challenge Program on Water and Food, a multi-institutional and multidisciplinary international research for development program that develops water-related innovations to reduce poverty, improve food security, strengthen rural livelihoods, and maintain ecosystems services Carrying out qualitative impact assessment in the Volta River Basin of how project interventions have changed livelihoods of participants, their neighbors, and other members of value chains in which participants operate Facilitating innovation platforms and companion modeling workshops to develop participatory water and natural resource management strategies

Research Coordinator, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

May August 2012

Designed qualitative study to identify best-fit water management technologies, then carried out 45 semi-structured interviews with farmers in the Ethiopian Highlands to generate data Successfully elaborated and presented report based on strategic analysis of data to team of scientists, professors, and post-doctoral researchers, providing recommendations for scalable evidence-based interventions

U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Atlanta, GA, USA Development Coordinator

February 2013 May 2013

Hired as Development Coordinator after excelling as an intern, reporting to Managing Director Assisted with event planning for UNICEF Experience, an interactive event that raised over $500,000 for UNICEF and was attended by more than 300 high net-worth individuals, corporate sponsors and UNICEF supporters Recruited, trained and supervised volunteers and interns for special events and office management Supported the Southeast Major Gifts annual revenue goal of approximately $2 million through prospect research and list management, including maintaining records using PIDI Donor Direct, Microsoft Dynamics Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software, and Microsoft Sharepoint

Enterprise Intern

September 2012 May 2013

Wrote grant proposals to prospective corporate partners to raise $250,000 among leading small- and medium-sized businesses in the Southeastern United States Developed new process that evaluates the affinity between the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and prospective corporate partners, assigning a numerical score and corresponding rank based on ten indicators

Goizueta Business School at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA Teaching Assistant

September 2012 May 2013

Assisting Professor Jeff Rosensweig in teaching Global Macroeconomic Perspectives course to 250 MBA students Hired as a result of achieving one of the top five grades out of 200 students during the prior semester

Emory University Intramural Global Health Case Competition, Atlanta, GA, USA Participant

February 2012

Collaborated in interdisciplinary student team to develop policy solution to nutritional deficiencies in Mexico Elaborated recommendations on formalizing mercados in urban centers, partnering with media outlets to promote healthy food choices, providing nutritional education in schools through community organizers and partnering with the private sector to change marketing policies and provide safe drinking water in certain areas

Habitat for Humanity Social Entrepreneurs Program, Atlanta, GA, USA Graduate Consultant

January May 2012

Worked with a student team as part of a partnership between Goizueta Business School and Habitat for Humanity International to deliver housing improvements using a business model to bottom-of-the-pyramid consumers Consulted Habitat for Humanity Mexico staff, providing recommendations on (1) using iPad technology to deliver replicable, scalable and low-cost architectural services, (2) partnering with private companies to provide in-kind donations of building materials, and (3) identifying microfinance partner institutions that adhere to ethical standards

The Carter Center, Atlanta, GA, USA Congo Human Rights Project Intern

September 2011 May 2012

Observed best practices for strengthening civil society organizations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to advocate for human rights and act as monitoring bodies for state policies Created website content using Ushahidi crowd-sourcing technology to monitor industrial mining activity in DRC Submitted report examining best practices for creating protection cells for human rights defenders in DRC Translated publications and government documents from French to English

Kilpatrick Townsend, LLP, Atlanta, GA, USA Legal Assistant

January 2010 September 2011

Supported team of patent litigation attorneys ranked Tier 1 by U.S. News and World Report Organized evidence and compiled key exhibits in multi-million dollar lawsuit Performed legal research in Westlaw and LexisNexis and maintained electronic and paper records of all legal files

Amnesty International USA Southern Office, Atlanta, GA, USA Intern

September 2009 January 2010

Planned logistics of Southern Regional Conference attended by 300 human rights activists Led session with fifteen student groups from universities in the Southern U.S. to discuss strategy for engaging their campus communities and current human rights issues Consulted staff on how to mobilize support for Demand Dignity, an advocacy campaign connecting poverty to human rights violations with an online presence, inclusion in the Southern Regional Conference and a letter-writing campaign Responded to written requests and phone calls regarding individual human rights complaints

New York University Office of Global Education, New York, NY, USA Office Assistant

January 2008 December 2008

Provided guidance to students studying abroad in twelve countries and their parents on admission processes, visa requirements, housing, academic programs, and healthcare services Maintained records of student applications, personal information and program evaluations

PUBLICATIONS AND DOCUMENTARY FILMS


Selectorate Theory, the IMF, and Controlling Physician Brain Drain in Africa. New York University Journal of Politics & International Affairs 6 (2010): 56-66. The Milk Dir. Anna Tarrant. NYU in Ghana, 2007. DVD.
A documentary filmed, directed, and produced in Ghana that profiles the situation of healthcare in northern Ghana. Features Shekhina, a free health clinic run by Dr. David Abdullah that provides primary healthcare, performs basic surgeries and cares for communities of people affected by leprosy and HIV/AIDS.

LANGUAGES
English (native) French (proficient)