PeacePlayers International is excited to introduce our Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, Julie Younes!
Julie officially moved into her new role in January 2015, though she has been a PeacePlayer for several years, serving as a Fellow in the Middle East from 2008 – 2010. After leaving Jerusalem, Julie went on to receive her master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where her studies focused on conflict resolution and monitoring and evaluation in international development. She then worked as the M&E Officer for Coach Across America, a US-based sport and youth development program, and as a Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist at Search for Common Ground, a peacebuilding nonprofit organization. At Search, she provided M&E support to UNICEF staff working on projects aiming to transform the way education is delivered in high-conflict areas, traveling to a variety of countries, including Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Uganda, Burundi and Kenya.
It has been very exciting for me to return to PeacePlayers. As our new Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, I will help the organization gather the information we need to keep improving our programming.
Julie graduated from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in French and International studies, with a specialization in Middle East Studies. While at Dickinson College she was also a member of the women’s varsity basketball team.
With a plethora of experience, knowledge about peacebuilding, a love of basketball, and passion for the work PPI does, PeacePlayers is ecstatic to welcome Julie to the team!
Julie’s position was made possible due to the generous support of the Youngkin Family.