Deena Mansour, Associate DirectorMPA, University of Montana, Missoula, 1998 BA, International Relations & Economics, American University, Washington DC, 1990
Deena Mansour manages the Public Policy and Leadership Initiative, the Vietnam Affairs Program, the Study of the U.S. Institute on Global Environmental Issues, and other international exchange initiatives. She has extensive programmatic expertise in educational exchange programs. A former foreign service officer in the public affairs cone, she has worked in Southeast Asia and on environmental issues. Prior to that, she arranged Department of State international exchange programs with the Institute of International Education in Washington, D.C. She has also worked in marketing and community outreach for a Dow Jones community newspaper. Deena has worked or studied in nearly 40 countries.
Kelsey Stamm, Project ManagerMA, Political Science, University of Montana, 2012 BA, Political Science, Montana State University, 2007 Minor, Women’s Studies, Montana State University, 2007
Kelsey manages the American Youth Leadership Program in Cambodia and the Economic Empowerment Project, and assists with other international exchange programs through the Mansfield Center. Kelsey is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer from El Salvador, where she worked with local government and non-profits to improve municipal services and community participation in development projects. Upon her return to the US, she worked as a grant writer and outreach coordinator for international conservation non-profit, Ecology Project International (EPI). Kelsey has also spent time researching migration in Mexico and continues to study issues within international development and human rights.
Rithy Thul, Co-Founder - Promoter
In December 2011, Rithy co-founded SmallWorld with three fellows. He is responsible for communicating the company's vision and strategy to investors and to the general public.
Rithy enjoys self-exploration by bicycling around Cambodia's countryside. He spent a few years finding himself in entrepreneurship and social development. He started his independent real estate consultant business in 2007 and taught himself about business and communication. He worked for PEPY Cambodia for two years, and there he learned about social development. By spending two summers working for a summer camp in the USA, he learned about traveling.
To learn more about SmallWorld and their work in Cambodia, please visit their website.
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