MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Christie Roberts is a Program Manager with Partners for Development, a small U.S.-based nonprofit specializing in health, agriculture, and small enterprise development in Africa and Asia. Christie earned a degree in sociology from Brandeis University in Massachusetts and also has a certificate in Women’s Studies from Brandeis. Additionally, Christie holds a Master’s Degree in International Studies from the University of Denver and a second Master’s Degree in International Conflict Analysis from the University of Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies; at Kent, Christie was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar.
Prior to joining Partners for Development, Christie was Development Coordinator at the International Peace Research Association Foundation. She has also served as the Director of Programs at the national office of the World Affairs Councils of America where her responsibilities included strategic planning, marketing and public relations, organizational capacity-building, business development, and program management.
Christie has won fellowships for work in emerging market development in Jordan and in conflict resolution in Northern Ireland, and she presented papers at conferences in the United Arab Emirates and Canada in March 2012.
Christie is proficient in French and also has language skills in Spanish and Arabic. Christie enjoys outdoor activities including running, hiking, biking, and kayaking.