Kimberly Hamilton

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Kimberly Hamilton "was appointed president of NetAid in June 2005. NetAid is a New York-based nonprofit that educates, inspires, and empowers young people to fight global poverty. Hamilton brings to NetAid a rare combination of cross-organizational expertise. Her strengths in program development, external communications and fundraising will build on NetAid's early successes to direct the energy of American youth into a unified and informed movement to end global poverty.

"Hamilton is an expert on sub-Saharan Africa and international migration, has lived in Senegal and Botswana, and carries with her rich experience working on issues of international development, poverty and globalization. Prior to joining NetAid, Hamilton was director of program planning and external relations at the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), where she created the highly regarded and innovative online resource, the Migration Information Source. Created to change public knowledge and discourse about international migration, "The Source" has won several awards for web-based communications. With a background in African studies and demography, she has written on a variety of poverty-related issues, including migration from Africa to Europe, Mexico-U.S. migration relations, diaspora and development, and the social and economic impact of global HIV/AIDS.

"Prior to joining MPI, Hamilton was a senior program officer at Alcoa Foundation, where she oversaw global grantmaking in 25 countries and worked on corporate social responsibility efforts. She previously served as a program officer at the Howard Gilman Foundation and as associate director for social policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). She developed and directed programs on global HIV/AIDS, environmental conservation, humanitarian relief, and human rights. She began her career as an education coordinator for refugees.

"Hamilton holds a Ph.D. in demography from Brown University and a master's degree in international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Her B.A. in international studies and French is from the Robert D. Clark Honors College of the University of Oregon where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude. She is a native of Maine and currently lives in New York City with her husband, Holden Basch.“ [1]

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